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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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Leroy Seafood books record first half on "high" salmon, trout prices 24 Aug 2017

Norway's Leroy Seafood Group added to a strong first quarter by booking record revenues and operating profit in the six months through June as it benefited from high salmon and trout prices.


Orkla margins squeezed by higher raw materials costs 14 Jul 2017

Orkla, the Nordic FMCG group, successfully grew first-half sales and profits but saw higher raw materials costs dampen progress on efforts to expand margins.


Norway aims to slash food waste by 50% by 2030 11 Jul 2017

The Norwegian government and food industry have signed an agreement pledging to halve food waste by 2030.


Mars ends Wrigley distribution deal with Orkla 22 Jun 2017

Mars has ended a distribution deal it has with Nordic food group Orkla on the handling of Wrigley products in Norway.


Norway meat group Nortura "satisfied" with results 21 Jun 2017

Nortura CEO Arne Kristian Kolberg has said he is "satisfied" with the Norway-based meat processor's performance in the first third of its financial year.


Leroy Seafood hails "record" sales, underlying EBIT 11 May 2017

Norway's Leroy Seafood Group said today (11 May) "very high" salmon and trout prices in the first quarter of the year saw the company book its "highest revenue and best operating profit of any quarter throughout the group's history". 


Marine Harvest profits leap on "high" salmon demand 10 May 2017

Norway-based salmon group Marine Harvest today (10 May) booked "record" first-quarter underlying EBIT driven by "all-time high salmon prices for the quarter, strong demand and decline in supply".


Orkla Q1 sales, EBIT rise 9 May 2017

Orkla, the Nordic food group, today (9 May) booked higher first-quarter revenues and operating profit.


Norsk Sjomat, Samherji increase stakes in Norway fisheries group Nergard 5 May 2017

Norwegian salmon and trout processor Norsk Sjomat and Icelandic seafood company Samherji have increased their stakes in Norwegian fisheries group Nergard.


Norway eyes seafood exports boost to China under new agreement 28 Apr 2017

Norwegian seafood exports to China are expected to receive a boost from the signing of a food safety agreement between the nations, Norway's government has said.