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Big Food's stake in the future - in-house venture-capital funds 

13 Jun 2019

just-food presents a guide to some of the main in-house venture capital funds operated by major food businesses. 

Orkla adds to spices range with Bo Risberg deal

7 Jun 2019

Nordic food group Orkla has made yet another acquisition, this time snapping up a distributor of Asian spices, sauces and spice mixes.

Will Orkla investors get what they want from incoming CEO?

7 Jun 2019

With Orkla's organic growth just about ticking over, investors will be keen to see more concrete guidance from the incoming chief executive. Simon Harvey takes a look.

Orkla names Jaan Ivar Semlitsch as new CEO to replace Peter Ruzicka

5 Jun 2019

Orkla has named a new chief executive to replace Peter Ruzicka who left the Norwegian food group in May after five years in the role.

Orkla expands ingredients portfolio with Zeelandia Sweden deal

9 Apr 2019

Norway-based packaged food group Orkla has made yet another acquisition in the European ingredients sector

Orkla set to buy controlling stake in Greek ingredients business Kanakis

29 Mar 2019

Orkla, the Nordic food manufacturer, has agreed a deal to buy the majority of shares in a European ingredients business.

Orkla snaps up Swedish schnitzel-to-veggie food firm Lecora

29 Mar 2019

Orkla, the Nordic food manufacturer, has continued its acquisition activity with a move for a business in Sweden.

Orkla begins search for CEO as Peter Ruzicka plans to step down

18 Mar 2019

Norwegian food company Orkla has announced its chief executive and president Peter Ruzicka will step down in May.

New products - PepsiCo debuts poppable Flavor Shots snacks under Cheetos and Doritos brands; Nestle launches Milkybar Mix Ups; Joe & Seph's enters confectionery with Popcorn Bites

8 Mar 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a ketchup under Orkla's Felix brand with no added sugar or sweeteners and US snacks business Blue Diamond launching Almonds & Fruit.

"We will do better," vows Orkla CEO Peter Ruzicka

8 Feb 2019

After seeing earnings and underlying sales decline in 2018, the CEO of Orkla has pledged the Nordic consumer goods group will see its results improve this year.

PepsiCo sells Danish brand Pama to Orkla

11 Jan 2019

PepsiCo has offloaded a breakfast cereal brand in Scandinavia, the new owner of the range of porridge said today (11 January).

Orkla deals stack up with Easyfood purchase

21 Dec 2018

Norwegian food group Orkla has added another acquisition to the year's list, this time in the convenience channel.

Orkla offloads Mrs Cheng's soy sauce brand to Continental Foods

5 Dec 2018

Norwegian food business Orkla has sold a soy sauce brand in Sweden as part of its portfolio realignment. 

Orkla to buy pizza restaurant chain Kotipizza

22 Nov 2018

European food manufacturer Orkla today (22 November) announced a move to acquire the owner of a chain of pizza restaurants.

Orkla announces financial goals

1 Nov 2018

Orkla, the Norway-based consumer-goods group, has set out its main financial targets at an investor day in London.

Jobs to go as Orkla combines Czech, Slovak units

5 Oct 2018

Orkla has told just-food jobs will go at the Nordic food group's operations in the Czech Republic and Slovakia in the wake of combining its businesses in the two markets.

Orkla buys UK fudge manufacturer County Confectionery

1 Oct 2018

Scandinavian food group Orkla has bought County Confectionery, a manufacturer of fudge and chocolate in the UK.

New Products - ABF's Jordans launches healthy children's cereal Funny Crisp in France; Farmwise creates Chicken Veggie Nuggets and Tenders; Barilla leans to plant-based with chickpea, lentil pasta in US; Dairy Crest reformulates Clover Light

7 Sep 2018

This week's round-up of the most notable product development from the international food sector includes news of a range of vegetarian meals from Birds Eye in the UK, Mars' confectionery brand M&M's moving into cakes and Tine's foray into plant-based foods.

Orkla makes changes to exec team

13 Jul 2018

Orkla, the Nordic food group, has set out changes to its executive board in a bid to "strengthen the group's priority areas".

Orkla expands ingredients presence with purchase of Denmark's Igos

5 Jul 2018

Norwegian food group Orkla has reached an agreement with Abdon Group to acquire Denmark's Igos, which manufactures marmalade and fruit fillings for bakeries and confectioners.

Orkla to build new biscuit factory in Latvia as consolidation drive continues

11 Jun 2018

Norwegian food group Orkla is consolidating its biscuit operations into a yet-to-be built plant in Latvia that will see its two existing sites close down.

Orkla acquires Swedish food products distributor Werners

2 May 2018

Scandinavian food group Orkla has acquired a majority stake in the Swedish sales and distribution company Werners Gourmetservice.

Orkla sets specific sugar, salt reduction target for first time

19 Mar 2018

Scandinavian food group Orkla has included a specific salt and sugar reduction target as part of its sustainability goals for the first time.

Orkla to take controlling stake in Danish pizza chain Gorm's

13 Mar 2018

Scandinavian food group Orkla is investing in Danish pizza restaurant chain Gorm's.

Earnings summary - Lotus Bakeries posts "record'' 2017; Pioneer Food turnover drops on commodity prices; Fraser and Neave dairy gains crimped by drinks; Savencia FY sales up on higher prices

9 Feb 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Orkla closes deal to buy Danish cereal maker Struer Brod

1 Feb 2018

Norway-based food company Orkla said it has closed an agreement to buy Denmark's Struer Brod, a producer of breakfast cereals and breadcrumbs.

Earnings summary - Conagra Brands sees income rise; General Mills revises full-year guidance

21 Dec 2017

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Orkla partners with McDonald's on McVegan burger

12 Dec 2017

Scandinavian food group Orkla has developed a new vegan burger for fast-food giant McDonald's to be formally launched in Finland and Sweden later this month.

Orkla to consolidate Anamma production in Sweden at one site

28 Nov 2017

Norway's Orkla plans to consolidate production of its vegan Anamma brand into one site at Eslov in Sweden.

Orkla buys Nordic sports nutrition e-commerce firm Health and Sports Nutrition Group

21 Nov 2017

Nordic consumer goods group Orkla is to acquire Sweden's Health and Sports Nutrition Group (HSNG).





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