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

29 Mar 2021

Our guide to some of the in-house venture-capital funds operated by the world's major packaged-food companies.

Two deals in two days as Orkla snaps up Poland's Ambasador92

2 Mar 2021

Norway-based food group Orkla has announced its second acquisition in 24 hours, with the purchase of a Polish sales and distribution company.

Orkla acquires Finnish foodservice supplier Fort Deli

1 Mar 2021

Norway-based food group Orkla has announced its acquisition of a Finnish foodservice business for an undisclosed sum.

Orkla buys up rest of local sports nutrition firm Proteinfabrikken

12 Jan 2021

Norway-based food group Orkla has taken full control of a local sports nutrition business in which it has held a stake for six years.

2020 – The year in food industry M&A

22 Dec 2020

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during a year like no other.

Naturli' Foods marks plant-based entry to US after Covid delayed initial plans

7 Dec 2020

Naturli' Foods, a meat-alternative and dairy-free supplier in Denmark, has entered a new international market.

Orkla snaps up UK ice cream business Gortrush Trading

1 Dec 2020

Norway-based food group Orkla has expanded its ice cream ingredients business through M&A in a key European market.

Czech consortium confirms interest in Fortenova frozen-food assets

25 Nov 2020

The potential sale of Fortenova Group's frozen-food business has moved to the second round of bids, a suitor for the Croatia-based company's assets has confirmed to just-food.

Orkla subsidiary Easyfood reveals expansion plans

23 Oct 2020

Nordic food manufacturer Orkla has revealed expansion plans for Easyfood, the Danish snack food business in which it has a majority stake.

Orkla CEO forecasts jump in plant-based sales

18 Sep 2020

The Nordic food group, home to vegetarian brands Naturli' and Anamma, wants to double its revenue from plant-based products in two years.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Why Orkla's latest deal might mark change in M&A strategy

8 Sep 2020

Orkla has entered an agreement to acquire spices maker Eastern Condiments in India. Simon Harvey looks at the rationale behind the deal, the Nordic group's latest in the country.

Orkla expands in India with majority stake in Eastern Condiments

4 Sep 2020

Orkla, the Nordic food group, has expanded its presence in a key overseas market through M&A, the company announced today (4 September).

New products – Hershey to take Reese's brand into cakes; Hormel-owned Justin's debuts plant-based protein bars; Naturli' expands plant-based range

3 Sep 2020

This week's batch of new products includes a plant-based turkey burger from US-based Dr. Praegers's Sensible Foods and a new organic cheese snacks range from Utz Brands.

New products – Mondelez takes Bournvita brand into cereal in India, Orkla launches plant-based brand in Sweden, Samworth Brothers unveils Ginsters empanadas

27 Aug 2020

This week's selection of new products includes tuna meatballs from Thai Union's UK canned fish brand John West and new additions to the Jimmy Dean breakfast range from Tyson Foods.

Nordic major Orkla on brands, foodservice, M&A – six things to learn from H1 results and outlook

14 Jul 2020

Orkla, the FMCG major that's a bellwether for trading in the Nordics, has filed its H1s. Here's what you need to know.

New products – Itsu products launch in France; Jelly Belly moves into gummies; Nestle-Lactalis JV expands Lindahls range in UK; Caulipower targets convenience

26 Jun 2020

We report on a batch of new products including Krispy Kreme's retail snacks, a "mash-up" breakfast cereal from Kellogg and Finland's Fazer Group launching vegan chocolate.

Orkla sells potato flatbread brand Vestlandslefsa to Norway's Baxt Lierne

15 Jun 2020

Nordic food group Orkla has signed an agreement to dispose of a brand in Norway, where it plans to focus resources on pizza production.

PepsiCo sells Havrefras cereal brand to Norway's Orkla

2 Jun 2020

US food and beverage giant PepsiCo has sold a Scandinavian cereal brand to a Nordic food group for an undisclosed sum.

Orkla Indian subsidiary MTR linked with deal for local peer Eastern Condiments

29 May 2020

MTR Foods, an India-based business owned by Norway's Orkla, has been linked in media reports to the acquisition of a controlling stake in a local peer.

Japan joins roster of markets for meat-free supplier Naturli'

27 May 2020

Naturli' Foods, the meat-free supplier backed by Nordic food giant Orkla, has entered a market in Asia where the company sees "huge, untapped potential".

Orkla to dish out price increases on Covid-19 currency effect

6 May 2020

Orkla has suggested it will increase prices due to weakness in the Nordic currencies, which have pushed up input costs during the coronavirus crisis.

Orkla disposes of Indian sauces and ready-meals brand SaritaS

18 Feb 2020

Orkla announced the Nordic food group has signed an agreement to sell its Indian sauces and ready-meals brand.

Meat-free firm Naturli' enters Norway

3 Feb 2020

Naturli' Foods,  the meat-free supplier backed by Nordic food giant Orkla, has added another export market to its roster.

New products - Baby food firm Mia & Ben wins listings with Sainsbury's; Danone launches Silk with two plant ingredients; Kerry takes Naked Glory into 'chicken''

31 Jan 2020

This week's batch of new products includes the latest from companies including Tyson Foods, Unilever and Nestle.

Meat-free firm Naturli' enters US

25 Nov 2019

Denmark-based Naturli' Foods, the meat-free supplier backed by Nordic food giant Orkla, has added another export market to its roster.

Orkla's venture fund backs baby-food start-up Grogro in Norway

18 Nov 2019

Nordic food group Orkla has invested an undisclosed sum in a recently launched Norway-based baby-food start-up.

Orkla appoints Harald Ullevoldsæter as new CFO to replace Jens Bjørn Staff

14 Nov 2019

Nordic food group Orkla has appointed a new chief financial officer to replace the departing Jens Bjørn Staff.

Orkla seeks cost savings under project to strengthen competitiveness

24 Oct 2019

Orkla's newly-installed chief executive Jaan Ivar Semlitsch has created a project to strengthen the Nordic food group's competitiveness.

Orkla chief says "hidden jewels" need scaling up to aid organic growth

24 Oct 2019

Orkla's new chief executive, Jaan Ivar Semlitsch, provided some insights today (24 October) on how he hopes to accelerate organic growth.

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