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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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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".

Norway dairy group Tine to invest in domestic plant 4 Jul 2018

Tine, the Norway-based dairy products supplier, is to invest in an "upgrade" of a factory in the north of the country.

Tine CEO Hanne Refsholt to leave Norway dairy firm 3 Jul 2018

Norway-based dairy group Tine has announced CEO Hanne Refsholt is to step down after 14 years at the helm.

Norwegian food group Scandza sold 20 Jun 2018

Nordic food company Scandza, the group behind businesses including Norway's Synnøve Finden and Sweden's Royal Confectionery, has seen a change in ownership.

Salmon producer Marine Harvest to build plants in China, Sweden 11 May 2018

Norway-based salmon company Marine Harvest has unveiled plans to open new plants in China and Sweden this year.

Orkla sets specific sugar, salt reduction target for first time 19 Mar 2018

Scandinavian food group Orkla has included a specific salt and sugar reduction target as part of its sustainability goals for the first time.

Norway's Tine to invest in new cheese plant in Ireland 8 Dec 2017

Norwegian cooperative Tine plans to invest EUR77m (US$90.4m) in a new dairy plant in Ireland as it seeks to "consolidate'' sales outside of its home market.

Leroy Seafood mulls new Norway plant 31 Oct 2017

Norway-based Lerøy Seafood Group is considering setting up a new processing plant in its domestic market.

Orkla acquires Norwegian supplier ABC to beef up ingredients arm 25 Oct 2017

Nordic food group Orkla has announced the acquisition of Norwegian ingredients supplier Arne B. Corneliussen for an undisclosed sum.