Orkla opens new office headquarters to house its business units in Norway

NORWAY – Leading Norwegian consumer goods company, Orkla has moved its headquarters to a new building in Oslo, Norway where it will house all its business units in Norway. The new offices were inaugurated by Minister of Trade and Industry Torbjørn Røe Isaksen and will be a workplace of more than 900 Orkla employees. The…

Norwegian seafood exports valued at US$1.8b in 2019 boosted by salmons

NORWAY – Norway has exported 406,000 tonnes of seafood valued at US$1.88 billion (NOK 16.4 billion) this year to February, supported by among other factors, strong salmon exports. In February, which Norwegian Seafood Council said was the best ever for Norwegian seafood exports, 198,700 tonnes of seafood with a value of NOK 7.8 billion (US$898.23…

Norwegian government, WFP sign US$3m deal to support Tanzanian farmers

TANZANIA – The government of Norway has signed a US$3 million (Tsh8 billion) with the UN World Food Programme (WFP) aimed at improving smallholder farming in Tanzania, reports Daily News. The funding will support the Farm to Market Alliance (FtMA), an initiative aimed at affording smallholder farmers to access farm inputs and markets for their…

Orkla to acquire Finland’s chain of pizza restaurants Kotipizza for US$166m

EUROPE – The Norwegian consumer goods conglomerate Orkla has agreed to acquire the Finnish pizza restaurant chain Kotipizza (Kotipizza Group) at a valuation of US$166.24 million. The offer includes purchase all the shares in Kotipizza Group Oyj, the owner of Kotipizza restaurants which are mainly operated mainly by franchisees. Orkla will gain control of more…

Orkla acquires Struer Brod A/S to increase production capacity

NORWAY - Orkla, through its subsidiary Orkla Foods Sverige has signed an agreement to acquire the Danish bakery Struer Brod A/S for an unknown sum to enhance production capacity. Orkla Foods will assume the business operations of Struer which has been supplying Orkla with breakfast cereals and breadcrumbs. According to the company, the acquisition of…

Buhler builds advanced low-emission coffee processing facility in Switzerland

SWITZERLAND - Buhler is building the world’s first advanced coffee processing facility, which uses innovative roasting technology that ensures low carbon emission to reduce on the global greenhouse effect. According to the company, the plant was built for the Norwegian coffee producer Joh. Johannson, and will utilize biogas with ability to achieve net zero carbon…

Orkla Foods acquires of Czech frozen vegetable producer Agrimex

NORWAY - Orkla Foods Ingredients has announced the acquisition of Agrimex, a leading frozen vegetable producer in the Czech Republic, through its subsidiary Hamé. Hamé is a leading branded food company in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and holds strong positions in the liver paté, ready meals, ketchup, jam, baby food and tinned vegetable categories. Through…