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

17 Oct 2019

Kraft Heinz is the latest food major to have used its in-house venture-capital unit to invest in an up-and-coming firm in a niche area. Here's our guide of notable VC arms.

Orkla CEO creates new strategy role

10 Oct 2019

Orkla's recently-appointed CEO, Jaan Ivar Semlitsch, has created a new, senior, strategy role at the Nordic consumer-goods group.

Orkla notches up another acquisition with Dutch ingredients firm Vamo

3 Sep 2019

Nordic food group Orkla has made another acquisition in the ingredients sector, this time in the Netherlands.

Orkla extends acquisition spree with minority stake in Noi-Sirius

22 Aug 2019

Orkla has taken a minority stake in an Iceland-based confectionery and chocolate maker from its private-equity owners.  

Orkla offloads Glyngore fish brand to Amanda Seafoods

2 Jul 2019

Orkla, which has made a slew of acquisitions of late, is disposing of a fish business in Denmark as it seeks to reduce the number of brands.

Orkla adds to ingredients portfolio with UK-based Confection by Design

1 Jul 2019

Nordic food group Orkla has made another acquisition in the ingredients market this time in the UK, adding to recent deals for Zeelandia Sweden and Kanakis.

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.

"We will take plant-based to the next level" - Naturli' Foods CEO Henrik Lund on Danish firm's push into meat-free

15 Jun 2018

Denmark-based Naturli' Foods has become the latest meat-free supplier from Europe to try to tap the UK's growing interest in plant-based food. We spoke to Naturli' CEO Henrik Lund.

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.

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