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Orkla's new CEO has foot on right pedal but still early days 24 Oct 2019

Jaan Ivar Semlitsch joined an under-pressure Orkla as CEO this summer and initial signs are positive, although it is a little early to judge if gains will be sustained.


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.


Where in central Europe could Orkla look next for M&A? - analysis 9 May 2016

After a series of disposals in central Europe over the last nine years, Orkla has recently snapped up a food maker in the Czech Republic. just-food M&A columnist Stefan Kirk looks at where in the region the Nordic food group could look next.


The bitesize interview: Nasims Halal Baby Food founder Nasim Rizvi 29 Apr 2015

Norwegian mum of five Nasim Rizvi launched Nasims Halal Baby Food two years ago out of a frustration from a lack of halal baby food products on the market. The brand's first market has been the UK, targeting the larger Muslim population across the North Sea. Rizvi talks to just-food about why halal baby food is a big growth opportunity, particularly in the UK, France and Germany at present.


On the move: FMCG takes front-seat as new CEO joins Orkla 13 Feb 2014

Nordic group Orkla has replaced former CEO Åge Korsvold just two years after he took the helm. With reports of boardroom strife in the Norwegian press, at first glance one might question whether the news is a function of internal factionalism. On closer inspection, however, it would seem Orkla has moved to another phase in its drive to become a branded consumer goods powerhouse by bringing in FMCG veteran Peter Ruzicka. Katy Askew reports.

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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.


Nortura to shift pork cutting from Rudshogda, close site in Otta 5 Dec 2019

Norwegian meat processor Nortura plans to end pork cutting at its plant in Rudshøgda and transfer those operations to another site. 


Denmark's Geia Food acquires BM Food in Norway 21 Nov 2019

Geia Food, a Denmark-based private-label and branded products supplier, has acquired a peer in Norway for an undisclosed sum.


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.


Mowi announces Ivan Vindheim to replace Alf-Helge Aarskog as CEO 12 Nov 2019

Norwegian seafood business Mowi has announced that one of its current executive team is to become its new CEO.


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.