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Orkla praised for Rieber deal despite high price

Orkla, the Norwegian conglomerate with interests in aluminium and finance as well as pizza and chocolate, wants to focus on consumer goods....

Talking shop: Demystifying Norway's grocery sector

The Norwegian government has released a report outlining its concerns around the highly consolidated nature of the country's grocery retail...

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Full steam ahead for Hakon with ICA deal 12 Feb 2013

Michelle Russell

Sweden-based retailer ICA now has one owner after Ahold, the Dutch retail giant and its largest shareholder, sold out to venture partner Hakon Invest, the Swedish investment fund. Michelle Russell spoke with Hakon CFO Göran Blomberg about Hakon's strategy for the business and the benefits he hopes the deal will bring.

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Norgesgruppen sees "solid" performance in 2013 28 Mar 2014

Katy Askew

Norwegian retailer Norgesgruppen hailed a "solid" performance in a "tough" market today (28 March) as it reported higher sales and operating profit for 2013.

Norgesgruppen fined over ICA Maxi transaction 21 Feb 2014

Katy Askew

Norway's competition regulator has fined retailer Norgesgruppen EUR25m (US$34.2m) over its acquisition of ICA Maxi premises.

Retailer ICA records "positive" Q1 29 Apr 2013

Michelle Russell

Swedish retailer ICA said it started the year on a "positive note", despite booking a drop in first-quarter profit hit by one-off costs.

Norgesgruppen fined over ICA acquisitions 26 Apr 2013

Katy Askew

The Norwegian Competition Authority has levied a fine against retailer Norgesgruppen over its acquisition of a number of stores from peer ICA.

ICA, Norgesgruppen cooperation deal faces probe 19 Apr 2013

Katy Askew

Norway's Competition Authority has placed a temporary block on a tie-up between retailers ICA and Norgesgruppen while it examines whether the deal could lessen competition in the market.

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