As the gluten-free market grows and competition - from both specialists and interested conventional manufacturers - intensifies, innovation...
Much of the commentary around the rise of gluten free has focused on the US, a market that alone accounted for a quarter of global sales in...
| 7 Aug 2015
As the gluten-free market grows and competition - from both specialists and interested conventional manufacturers - intensifies, innovation will be vital. The rate of product development is increasing - Mintel says one in ten products launched in the entire food sector last year was gluten free, up from 2% in 2005. However, as one industry watcher puts it, there is a lot of "spray and pray" to NPD in the category. What trends can manufacturers harness for success? Dean Best reports.
| 29 Jul 2015
Much of the commentary around the rise of gluten free has focused on the US, a market that alone accounted for a quarter of global sales in 2014. But what about the opportunities in Europe? The UK, home to its own well developed gluten-free category, also attracts column inches and, despite some concerns about the maturation of the market still offers opportunities. On the continent, a clutch of western European countries are home to categories at different stages of development. In the first part of our management briefing looking at Europe's gluten-free sector, we provide a run-down of the region's major markets - and hint at the countries to watch.
| 31 Oct 2013
India is a country of markets within markets, involving numerous languages, varying tastes and cultural preferences - posing challenges to nationwide advertising and marketing and hindering pan-Indian distribution. Such problems are hindering growth but, as Raghavendra Verma writes from New Delhi, there are solutions for FMCG companies.
| 22 Aug 2012
Orkla, the Norwegian conglomerate with interests in aluminium and finance as well as pizza and chocolate, wants to focus on consumer goods. This week, Orkla agreed to buy local food group Rieber & Son and, although analysts expressed misgivings at the price it paid, they believe it is a sensible move from the company. Dean Best reports.
| 14 Nov 2013
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.
| 13 Nov 2013
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.
| 13 Nov 2015
This week, Orkla pledged zero-deforestation by 2020. Elsewhere, United Biscuits opened its first e-commerce store in China. just-food spoke to CEO of American Halal Co., Adnan Durrani following the firm's recent acquisition in the plant-protein space and Givesco Bakery acquired cake maker Almondy. Here is the week in quotes.
| 11 Nov 2015
Orkla has committed to a zero-deforestation goal of 2020.
| 30 Oct 2015
Orkla today (30 October) reported an increase in nine-month sales and profits, with revenue and profitability improving from the Nordic FMCG group's two packaged food businesses.
| 27 Oct 2015
Orkla has invested SEK28m (US$3.3m) to upgrade its jam production facility in Tollarp, Sweden.
| 20 Oct 2015
Nordic food group Orkla is launching a chilled porridge product under the Paulúns brand in Sweden.
| 12 Oct 2015
Nestle's "advanced" talks to put the bulk of its ice cream business into a venture with the UK's R&R Ice Cream was the week's stand-out M&A story, while regulatory developments - the TPP trade deal, food safety rules in China and US dietary guidelines - caught the eye elsewhere.
| 5 Oct 2015
Norway has outlined a bid to cut salt consumption by 15% by 2018, with the country's government and manufacturers including Orkla and Nortura announcing plans to work on the issue.
| 11 Sep 2015
Norweigian consumer goods firm Orkla has said it is planning "fewer, bigger innovations" and targeting more acquisitions as it looks to secure growth.
| 11 Sep 2015
This week, the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference took place in Boston with presentations from Mondelez International and Tyson Foods. Nomad Foods also presented and indicated plans to focus on cost-cutting with funds re-invested in the business for growth. Elsewhere, Flowers Foods announced its second acquisition in under a month in organic bread and McCormick & Co. pledged to increase the number of organic and Non-GMO products it sells in the US over the next year. Here is the week in quotes.
| 10 Sep 2015
Orkla has snapped up Norwegian liquorice firm Lakrisgutta for an undisclosed sum.
| 4 Sep 2015
Orkla is launching its first vegetable pasta in Norway and adding to its range of pizzas as part of a range of new products to roll out into the market this autumn.
| 17 Jul 2015
Innovation and cost savings contributed to “continued improvement” at Orkla's branded consumer goods business in the second quarter, where operating profit increased 11% year-on-year.
| 22 Jun 2015
Norway-based group Orkla has struck a deal to buy Austrian firm Bioquelle.
| 12 May 2015
Norway's Orkla has announced the acquisition of Swedish frozen vegan food maker Anamma Foods.
| 12 May 2015
Norway-based food group Orkla has snapped up a majority stake in Icelandic firm Nonni Litli.
| 7 May 2015
Orkla has reported higher first-quarter sales and underlying profits from branded consumer goods, a business on which the Norway-based group is increasingly looking to focus.
| 1 May 2015
This week, Mondelez International reported its first-quarter results, with news of a solid performance in China. Elsewhere, Associated British Foods announced the launch of a high-protein bread in New Zealand. Yves Potvin, founder of meat-free brand Gardein, spoke to just-food about its plans under the ownership of Pinnacle Foods. And Kerry Group said moves to reposition its portfolio to focus on snacking trends were paying off. Here is the week in quotes.
| 27 Apr 2015
Orkla is to distribute more PepsiCo products in the Nordic region, adding cereal and snacks lines to the juice brand Tropicana the company handles for the US giant.
| 14 Apr 2015
Orkla has removed the palm oil from its Smash chocolate on sale in Norway and Finland as part of ongoing plans to reduce its use of the ingredient.
| 20 Mar 2015
Orkla has announced a NOK130m investment in its Fredrikstad plant.
| 5 Feb 2015
Norwegian conglomerate Orkla saw sales and profitability from Orkla Foods, its largest division, improve in the last three months of 2014 "after several weak quarters".
| 1 Dec 2014
Orkla has entered into an agreement to offload its Russian confectionery business to Slavyanka-Lyuks, a member of Russian confectionery group Slavyanka, for an undisclosed sum.
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