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Focus: FMCG takes front-seat as Orkla changes CEO

Nordic group Orkla has replaced former CEO Åge Korsvold just two years after he took the helm. With reports of boardroom strife in the Norwe...

2012: M&A revival but caution hinders big deals

There were, despite continued economic uncertainty in many Western markets and concerns over slowing growth in the East, signs that M&A acti...

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....

Orkla branded focus "on track", says CEO

Norwegian conglomerate Orkla has said plans to focus on brands are "on track" despite the unit delivering a drop in first-half profits today...

Latest Interviews

just-food interview part 2: Orkla eyes growth 14 Nov 2013

Katy Askew

With a stable of leading brands in the Nordics, Orkla is a regional powerhouse. However, a lack of focus has resulted in a sluggish performance from its food business for a number of years. CEO Age Korsvold intends to reverse this trend and has set out an ambitious plan that he believes will drive top-line growth and improved profitability. Katy Askew found out more.


The just-food interview: Orkla's transformation 13 Nov 2013

Katy Askew

Norwegian conglomerate Orkla has decided to focus on its consumer goods business and is selling off non-core assets that span sectors from energy to finance. The company hopes this new-found clarity will enable it to bring vibrancy to its leading regional food brands. In part one of the just-food interview, Katy Askew spoke to chief executive Age Korsvold to find out more about the strategy.

Latest News

Orkla eyes Baltic boost with NP Foods buy 26 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Norway's Orkla has said it is hoping to boost its presence in the Baltic states with the acquisition of Latvia-based food manufacturer NP Foods Group.


Orkla operating profit jumps on efficiencies 17 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Nordic consumer goods giant Orkla today (17 July) booked a 19% increase in second-quarter operating profit, boosted by savings from the integration of 2012 acquisition Rieber & Søn


Orkla sells Polish baking mix business 27 May 2014

Katy Askew

Nordic food group Orkla struck a deal to sell its Polish cake mixes and desserts business, Rieber Foods Polska ("Delecta"), to an investment fund managed by Innova Capital.


Orkla to close Norway flatbread plant 23 May 2014

Katy Askew

Orkla has announced plans to wind up production at its flatbread manufacturing facility in Lierne in Norway.


New Orkla CEO Ruzicka takes the reins 11 Feb 2014

Katy Askew

Orkla's new chief executive, Peter Ruzicka, took the helm at the Nordic consumer goods giant yesterday (10 February).

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