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Food For Progress co-founder Anna-Kajsa Lidell on vegan supplier's rise, ambitions and Big Meat eyeing alternatives - interview 24 Apr 2018

Sweden-based vegan supplier Food For Progress has made inroads in the Nordic region and, after entering the UK last autumn with a listing at Whole Foods Market, has struck a deal to supply Tesco. Dean Best caught up with Food For Progress co-founder Anna-Kajsa Lidell to discuss the company’s UK expansion, its ambitions and its unusual history.


Cloetta defends share in stagnant markets – 6 things to learn  1 Feb 2017

Cloetta, the Swedish snack maker, reported a loss for 2016 this morning (1 February) primarily due to an impairment charge related to its Italian business. Speaking to analysts during a conference call, however, management was upbeat on the progress it has made in strengthening profitability. Cloetta said it hopes to continue to expand its margins over the coming 12 months and revealed that it wants to grow sales – both organically and through M&A – during 2017. Here are the key takeaways from Cloetta's 2016 results.


M&A Watch - Could Cloetta be takeover target? 26 May 2015

With a new CEO at Cloetta, the European confectioner has already faced questions about its possible acquisition targets. However, Stefan Kirk, just-food M&A columnist and advisor at Glenboden, believes the company could itself be on the radar.


On the move: What could lie ahead for new Cloetta CEO? 15 May 2015

Cloetta CEO Bengt Baron is handing the reins to the boss of its Finnish unit, David Nuutinen, after six years at the top of the European confectioner. The company has just come through what Baron called an "intense restructuring period" following the merger between Cloetta and Leaf International in 2012 and the business is seeing a steady rise in sales. But what lies ahead for Nuutinen? Hannah Abdulla reports.


The bitesize interview: Fria CEO Jeanine Holmgren 28 Aug 2014

Scandinavian free-from firm Fria entered Ireland last month, its 11th European market since it launched in 1996, another example of the growth in demand for gluten-, lactose- and dairy-free products. just-food's Hannah Abdulla caught up with Fria CEO Jeanine Holmgren about the latest trends in the sector and how innovation is a key factor to staying ahead in this sector

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Sweden's Midsona snaps up acquisition target Ekko Gourmet 12 Jul 2019

Organic food firm Midsona has made a second acquisition in the space of a week, snapping up another Swedish peer.


Sweden's Alvestaglass buys Bubbies distributor Nordic Mochi 12 Jul 2019

Swedish ice cream manufacturer Alvestaglass has acquired a local European distributor of mochi ice-cream brand Bubbies.


Aroma acquires Dals Konfektyr in all-Swedish confectionery deal 17 Jun 2019

Swedish confectionery company Aroma has acquired local peer Dals Konfektyr for an undisclosed sum, it has revealed.


Lantmannen CFO Ulf Zenk to leave bakery group 17 Jun 2019

Swedish agri-food group Lantmännen has announced that its chief financial officer is to leave the business.


Orkla adds to spices range with Bo Risberg deal 7 Jun 2019

Nordic food group Orkla has made yet another acquisition, this time snapping up a distributor of Asian spices, sauces and spice mixes.


Orkla expands ingredients portfolio with Zeelandia Sweden deal 9 Apr 2019

Norway-based packaged food group Orkla has made yet another acquisition in the European ingredients sector


Orkla snaps up Swedish schnitzel-to-veggie food firm Lecora 29 Mar 2019

Orkla, the Nordic food manufacturer, has continued its acquisition activity with a move for a business in Sweden.


Swedish food companies fear falling export sales after Brexit 5 Mar 2019

Swedish food companies exporting their products to the UK have revealed their concerns about what will happen after Brexit.


Scandi Standard CFO Anders Hägg to depart; Julia Lagerqvist selected as replacement 11 Jan 2019

Nordic meat group Scandi Standard has announced its chief financial officer is set to leave the company with a replacement picked from within the company.


Dole sells Scandinavian salad businesses to BAMA Group 14 Dec 2018

US fruit and vegetables giant Dole Food Company is selling its Scandinavian salad businesses Saba Fresh Cuts AB and Saba Fresh Cuts OY for an undisclosed sum.