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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.

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.

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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.

Norway's top grocers face fines over price 'co-ordination' 15 Dec 2020

Norway's three largest grocers face record fines from the country's competition watchdog, which is claiming the retailers "co-ordinated" their pricing.

Norwegian seafood firms Nergard Holding, Norsk Sjomat merge 4 Nov 2020

Two Norwegian seafood businesses have merged operations in a move the new group claims will strengthen the enlarged business and create jobs.

Norway 'mulls tax cut on confectionery' 29 Sep 2020

The Norwegian government is said to be considering changing rules linked to taxes on sugar-laden food and beverage products and alcohol.

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.

Norwegian dairy co-op Tine sells minority stake in Rorosmeieriet 7 Jul 2020

Norwegian dairy cooperative Tine has sold its minority stake in a local dairy business to an investment firm.

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.

Lantmannen acquires bakery plant assets in Norway from French Bakery Co. 12 Jun 2020

Lantmännen, the Sweden-based agri-food business, has acquired the bakery production assets at a plant in Europe.

Norwegian seafood firm Kvaroy Arctic signs up to traceability initiative 8 Jun 2020

Kvarøy Arctic, a Norway-based seafood business, has signed up to an initiative it hopes will increase the traceability of fish supplied to North American customers.

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.