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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.


The just-food interview part two: Orkla plots return to top-line growth 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.


The just-food interview part one: Orkla CEO on the group's transformation 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.

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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.


EU inspects Mowi, Grieg Seafood in probe into alleged price-fixing 20 Feb 2019

The European Commission has conducted inspections at "several" companies engaged in farming Atlantic salmon.


"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.


Norway's Scandza announces new pizza venture 21 Dec 2018

Nordic food company Scandza is to broaden its partnership with local pizza chain Peppes Pizza with another venture between the two businesses.


Norway's Norsk Kylling invests EUR185m in new poultry plant 27 Nov 2018

Norway-centric poultry processor Norsk Kylling is investing in a new domestic production plant to meet rising consumer demand.


Nortura losses prompt resignation of CEO Arne Kristian Kolberg 21 Nov 2018

Norway-based meat processor Nortura has announced a senior executive's resignation following its latest set of earnings results.


Seafood firm Marine Harvest renames itself Mowi 13 Nov 2018

Norway-based seafood group Marine Harvest has re-branded, saying its new name better reflects the company's heritage.


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.


Norway's sugar tax takes bite out of confectioner Cloetta's results 13 Jul 2018

Norway's sugar-tax hike took a bite out of European confectioner Cloetta's second-quarter results, with the company also taking a hit from the loss of a significant contract in its domestic market.


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".