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2013 outlook: Mega deals unlikely

There may be caution over the prospect for blockbuster deals in a dilapidated economic environment, but the food sector mergers and acquisit...

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....

Chris Mercer | 31 Jan 2013

There may be caution over the prospect for blockbuster deals in a dilapidated economic environment, but the food sector mergers and acquisitions table still has plenty to whet the appetite.

Latest Interviews

Michelle Russell | 12 Feb 2013

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.

Latest News

Katy Askew | 28 Mar 2014

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

Katy Askew | 21 Feb 2014

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

Michelle Russell | 29 Apr 2013

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.

Katy Askew | 26 Apr 2013

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

Katy Askew | 19 Apr 2013

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.

Dean Best | 26 Mar 2013

NorgesGruppen, Norway's largest retailer, saw sales and profits increase in 2012 but reported lower margins amid "tough" competition in the country's grocery sector.

Katy Askew | 24 Jan 2013

Norway-based retailer Norgesgruppen has taken a stake in Danish retailer Dagrofa in a bid to improve the efficiency of its operations in Denmark, CEO Per Roskifte told just-food this morning (24 January).

Katy Askew | 14 Jan 2013

Retailer ICA has confirmed that 350 jobs will be lost in Norway as a result of its cooperation agreement with Nordic retailer Norgesgruppen.

Katy Askew | 14 Jan 2013

Retailers ICA and Norgesgruppen have entered a cooperation agreement that will see the two groups join forces in the areas of sourcing and distribution.

Chris Mercer | 31 Aug 2012

Norway-based retailer Norgesgruppen has reported rises in both sales and profits for the first half of its fiscal year.

Dean Best | 25 Jan 2012

A senior executive at Norwegian retail giant Norgesgruppen is to join Swedish rival ICA to lead the company's business in Norway.

Dean Best | 18 Nov 2011

Norwegian conglomerate Orkla has sold its Bakers unit to local retailer and wholesaler NorgesGruppen. | 15 Apr 2011

A report produced for the Norwegian government has found a "strong change" in the power that retailers have over their suppliers - and the country's ministers are now seeking legislation to "ensure fairness in negotiations and good trade practices". | 5 Apr 2011

The chief executive of NorgesGruppen has stepped down from the helm of the Norwegian retailer as the company booked rising sales and profits for fiscal 2010. | 21 Oct 2010

Norwegian retailers Bunnpris and Rema 1000 have announced a purchasing and distribution partnership.

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Norgesgruppen ASA in Consumer Foodservice (Norway)

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