The brand was founded by the Norwegian chocolatier Johan Throne Holst (1868–1946) who already had launched the same chocolate recipe in Norway under the name Freia with great success – in the beginning of the 20th century Freia owned over 50% of the Norwegian market. During the first world war the continental European markets were closed, so the company decided to expand to Sweden. In 1916 the brand Marabou was created – as the name Freja was already taken in Sweden, the company decided to name their Swedish branch after the stork in the logo.However, the actual production didn't start until 1919 due to shortages in cocoa supply caused by the war.
Läkerol is a Swedish brand of candies currently produced by Cloetta.
The candies are sugar- and calorie-free pastilles with the major ingredient being gum arabic. The candies are produced in a variety of flavors.
Läkerol was founded by Adolf Ahlgren in 1909 and because of their founder, every candy is stamped with the imprint of the letter "A". The name "Läkerol" comes from the Swedish word "läka", which means "heal". In the 1980s, Björn Borg did a series of advertisements for Läkerol.
Läkerol's primary markets are the Scandinavian areas of northern Europe and Finland, after that Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
AB Felix was a Swedish food company with seat in Eslöv. Felix is since 1995 a part of Procordia Food. Main products was potato products and pickles.
The man behind the company was Herbert Felix (1908-1973) who arrived in Sweden 1938 as a refugee from Nazism. He was hired by AB P. Håkansson who had a surplus of acetic acidneeded expertise in pickles. Herbert Felix had the necessary experience since he had worked with the family company Löw & Felix (founded in 1868) in current Znojmo. They were known for their Znaimer Gurken and in the new company cucumber pickles (including the famous Boston Cucumber) was the major product, but it was also expanded to potato products. After World War II an important client was the US forces stationed in Europe. In 1959, AB Felix started an Austrian daughter company, Felix Austria.
O'boy-drink launched by Findus in 1959 The production was originally Findus's premises in Bjuv and the name O'boy came to for inspiration from a study trip to the United States. When the owner Marabou sold the Findus to Nestlé in 1962 began O'boy produced by Marabou, which today is part of mondelēz international.
We have been in the pantry of most families since 1960. Today, drinking nearly two million glasses of chocolate milk a day, and many believe it is the given drink after school, when you're hungry for something delicious, or as an extra addition to the breakfast sandwich.
Ekström was founded in Örebro in 1848 by pharmacist Henry Eberhard Ekström (1821-1883) under the name Ekström Chemical Engineering Factory, later Ekström Food AB. Originally prepared medicine preparations, perfumes, creams, etc. Along with the wine merchant KE Eklind started Ekstrom then a mineral water factory. A few years later bought Eklind Ekström's shares in the company, but hired him as head of the laboratory. The range grew. It analyzed a US yeast powder and began after these experiences produce an almost equivalent, which began to be sold under the name "Ekstrom baking soda." The company also began as one of the first in the country to produce chocolate in powder and cakes. Eklinds daughter married a chemical engineer Svensson, whose family (later called Berga) owned the company next to it that it was sold to the food company Procordia Food AB.
Ekström's brand, "Ekstrom-old man" was designed by Eklinds son-artist Sigge Bergstrom (1880-1975), with the mother in law, Eklinds wife Josefina Eklind f. Conti, as a model.
Hafi is a family business that has been on the Halland countryside for over 70 years.
From the beginning, a little cider with suppliers and consumers in the local area - today a modern food industry with customers worldwide.
Hafi is run by the fourth generation and is owned since its inception in 1938 by the same family. We have intimate relationships with customers, suppliers and employees that often spans several decades.
Hafi has always taken pride in the high service levels and are used to meet the high demands of our customers.
A small efficient organization with short decision paths and personal service, combined successfully with large production capacity and modern quality.
Cloetta has a long history in Sweden that started in 1873 when Cloetta brothers established themselves in Malmö and thus became the first factory-made chocolate in Sweden. 1885 formed Fredrik Ahlgren his company in Gavle which launched Läkerol 1909. 1934 started a factory specialized in licorice in Malmö who later became Malaco.
Cloetta´s overall goal with Corporate Responsibility is to build long term sustainable values to stakeholders like consumers, customers, shareholders, employees, farmers in origin countries etc.
Ahlgrens is a former Swedish confectionery company. It was originally founded by Fredrik Ahlgren in the town of Gävle in 1885 as a store for paint and wallpaper, a business which was later extended to the production and sale of various types of chemicals, perfumes and other products. A mouthwash, introduced in 1908, was given the brandname Läkerol, a year later given to a pastille, which is still sold internationally in several variants.
The company was in 1993 later bought by the Finnish company Huhtamäki which quickly terminated the brand Ahlgrens and rebranded all its products to Leaf except for the Ahlgrens bilar.
The product still most closely associated with the brand is Ahlgrens bilar ("Ahlgren's Cars"), sold since 1953 and marketed as "the world's most sold car" (which is possibly technically correct, by number of cars). The small marshmallow cars are so popular within Sweden that stores that specifically cater Swedish tourists and residents in other countries have started selling them as well. In recent years the brand has been extended to other car- and road-related products, liquorice car tyres, travel trailers and sour road signs, the latter including the elk warning signs beloved by German tourists.
Carl Leopold Berggren, businessman from Gothenburg, had come to be interested in the production of biscuits of British type in Kungälv. Through his connections in the UK, he found a companion in Robert Cruickshank from Glasgow. In June 1888 came Cruickshank with his family and five bakery workers to Sweden, and in December the same year, production could begin.  Articles of Association was established July 13, 1888, and its purpose was stated to "to build and drive factory for manufacturing of biscuits and other baked goods. "Share capital 1901 143 000 SEK. The board consisted of the same year by CL Berggren, AL Ståhlgren and Edw. Berggren as Chief Executive Officer. 
During the 1900s the company bought himself in Orebro biscuit factory, took over the company completely in 1967 and ceased production in Örebro 1976. Brago was initially a product from Orebro biscuit factory.
The Swedish company Wasabröd is the largest producer in the world of Scandinavian style crisp bread (Swedish: knäckebröd, Finnish: näkkileipä, Norwegian: knekkebrød, Danish: knækbrød, Icelandic: hrökkbrauð). The Wasabröd company has been in business since 1919, opening its first bakery in the city of Skellefteå. Since 1983 it has been under foreign ownership, first by the Swiss pharmaceutical corporation Sandoz (Later merged with Ciba Geigy to become Novartis), and from 1999 by the Italian food producer Barilla Alimentare S.p.A..
The first bakery in Skellefteå, founded by Karl Edvard Lundström, was supplemented by another, completely mechanized, one in Filipstad in 1931, which has since become the main seat of the corporation. It later acquired several other Swedish bakeries. It started exporting bread in the 1940s, with the first foreign subsidiary founded in Denmark in 1965 and the first foreign bakery built in Celle in Germany in 1967. In the early 21st century Wasabröd sells about 80% of its production outside Sweden.
Leksands Crispbread was founded in 1920 and located in Häradsbygden in the municipality of Leksand, Dalarna.
The all-Swedish family business, which has been baked hard bread for four generations, is Sweden's second largest producer of crispbread. Leksands Crispbread has some 20 variants in the range, for example MiniRut, Pasture crispbread, Power crispbread and Leksands classic round loaf of bread available in the normal and brungräddat.
The Daim bar (Dajm in Scandinavia and Finland until 1990, and Dime in the UK and Ireland until 2005) is a crunchy almond butter bar covered in milk chocolate. The brand was purchased by Kraft Foods in 1993, however ownership is now held by Mondelēz International following Kraft's confectionery division name rebranding. Daim originated in Sweden and Norway in 1953, produced by Marabou and Freia respectively.
Daim was created after research into a similar product produced by the American company Heath. Marabou's vice president, Lars Anderfelt, asked to license the Heath product in the early 1950s. Heath refused, but gave a list of the ingredients to Anderfeldt. It was tested in Stockholmin 1952 with great success and launched nationally in Sweden and Norway 1953, in Finland in 1963 and Denmark in 1971.
In 2007, a 'Limited Edition Cappuccino' Daim bar was released. A limited edition forest fruit bar has also been released, as well as Gingerbread (Pepparkaka) Daim, Coke Daim, White chocolate Daim, Dark chocolate Daim, Blueberry Daim, Lemon-orange Daim and Mint Daim. Daim bars imported from Sweden (manufactured in Upplands Väsby) have been sold in IKEA stores in many countries.
In 1938, Chicago Importing Company began in the historic market district of Chicago. The company was acquired in 1996 by current owner and president, Lars Berntson, a veteran of the specialty food importing and distribution business.
Chicago Importing Company is family-owned and operated, focusing on importing brands from Scandinavia and Northern Europe. An acquisition in 2007 of another Chicago area importer added brands from Germany and The Netherlands.
In August 2013, Chicago Importing Company moved to a larger office/warehouse located in Huntley, Illinois.
Kalles kaviar is a Swedish brand of smörgåskaviar. It is manufactured by Abba Seafood. Kalles kaviar is based on a recipe that is several hundred years old that originates from the Swedish west coast, and in particular from Lysekil. In French, this type of caviar is sometimes referred to as caviar de Lysekil. Other manufacturers of similar caviar are Öhnbergs Kaviar (often regarded as the connoisseur's alternative, and currently also owned by Abba Seafood) and Boviks kaviar.
Kalles kaviar has been a commercial success in Sweden ever since its market launch there in 1954. It is internationally recognized as a Swedish product, since many IKEA furniture stores worldwide feature this product in their food markets.
The tube label has maintained the same design from the beginning, and depicts the son of then-CEO of the manufacturing company, Carl Ameln.The tube design is well-recognized in Sweden and in Finland.
The story of Nyåkers! We are the world's largest gingerbread company and continueing to grow. We are still a family company that bakes cakes with great care and cherish our northern roots. The secret recipe since 1952 is still used today. We think it will be best!
The train was an important part of Nyåkers Pepparkakors early history. All raw materials arrived at the beginning sackful by train and were loaded with manpower on carts to be driven to the bakery. During the late 60s jumped excited school classes of the train station in Nyåker to make visits to pepparkaksbageriet. On the train home spread pepparkaksdoften from all samples and cookie jars that travelers have taken the opportunity to shop for their loved ones.
The company was founded in 1889, but real success was seen only in 1892, when Johan Throne Holst (1868–1946) took over management. Holst realized that there was a potential market for edible milk chocolate, in addition to the dark chocolate and other minor products Freia were producing at the time. Holst built up Freia to be Norway's leading chocolate manufacturer. By the turn of the century, Freia was the leading Norwegian brand in sweets. Since its inception the factory has been in the Rodeløkka neighborhood in the borough of Grünerløkka in Oslo.
Based on the success in Norway, the Throne-Holst family in 1916 founded the chocolate factory Marabou in Upplands Väsby outside of Stockholm in Sweden. The name Freia (or Freja) could not be used due to a conflicting trademark in Sweden. The name Marabou was chosen instead from the marabou stork, the species of bird on the Freia logo.
Synnøve Finden (1882-1957) was born in the beautiful little hamlet Finden located at water inside a small arm of the Sognefjord. As milkmaid she received early insight into the farm work.
As a girl with measures desire and determination she trained to mow grate and went to the capital Oslo to try their luck. Along with Pernille Holmen from Hedmark she opened Synnøve Finden Cheese Factory in Oslo in 1928. There were pultost production set in system for commercial production. With their high standards of quality raw materials and products, increased slowly but surely pultost popularity. 30s produced the employees cheese under poor conditions and low wages, but Pernille and Synnøve accounted for all meals, and let workers stay free. Synnøve protected good about their recipes and ideas, and history tells us that she once chased a "snoop and" from Norwegian Dairies / Fellesmeieriet the door with a piassava broom. She also took several patents cheese types his.
Through four generations, since 1907, has Lerum laga producers of fruit and berries. We combine Norwegian traditions with knowledge of breeding and nutrition, in line with trends in the market and preferences hjå consumers.
Lerum is ein land deck duck supplier of jams, juices and juice. Our products host distributed via dei Most grocery stores in the country. In addition, we supply to large households tion and industry. Production plant and main office located in Sogndal in Sogn. Activities are family eigd, where 4th generation Lerum today's owner.
We will share the taste of Saft village with the whole world!
Solo is an orange-flavoured soft drink, owned by the Norwegian companies Ringnes, Oskar Sylte, Aass, and Mack. The recipe was originally Spanish, and brought to the Tønsberg Bryggeri by Torleif Gulliksrud in 1934. Solo quickly became Norway's most popular soft drink, and until the 1960s was bigger than Coca-Cola in Norway. In 1999, Pepsi passed Solo in market share, leaving Solo as third most popular.
As of 2005, Solo has a seven percent share of the Norwegian soft drink market. Variants of the original Solo include Solo Super (less sugar), Solo Sunset and Solrik (juice).
Dairy cooperatives in Norway go back to 1856, with the first nationwide dairy co-op Den Norske Meieriforening (the Norwegian Dairy Association) being founded in 1881. The company dates back to 1928 when "Norske Meieriers Eksportlag" (Norwegian Dairies' Export Company) was started. It changed its name to "Norske Meieriers Salgssentral" (Norwegian Dairies' Sales) in 1942 and to "Norske Meierier" (Norwegian Dairies) in 1984. The Tine name has been used as an easily identifiable brand name since 1992 for the company's dairy products. In 2008, Tine was ranked the world's #1 cooperative by size by the International Cooperative Alliance.
The "tine" is a traditional Norwegian wooden container, not unlike the Shaker-style pantry box, which could be used to keep butter and cheese fresh.
Kavli is a Norwegian brand of soft cheese, caviar, mayonnaise and crackers. The company is owned by the Kavli Trust and based in Bergen. The company sells products in 30 countries, with plants in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, England and Scotland.The company dates back to 1893 when Olav Kavli started a dairy and export of cheese to the United States. In 1924, Olav Kavli invented the first way to produces lasting soft cheese and launched the Primula (food) brand, quickly entering the international market. Later the corporation entered new related products. In 1962, the ownership of the company was taken over by a foundation to ensure that the company remained as an important social institution
The King Oscar brand was founded in 1902, when King Oscar II, ruler of Norway and Sweden, gave the Chr. Bjelland & Co. (one of Norway's leading canning companies at the time) special royal permission to use his name and likeness on a line of sardine products.
King Oscar II ruled the United Kingdoms of Norway and Sweden from 1872 until 1905, when he granted Norway its independence. He remained king of Sweden until his death in 1907 at the age of 78. To this day, King Oscar remains the only brand in Norway with a “Royal Permission.”
Over the years, the King Oscar brand expanded into new markets, introduced new product lines, and was eventually acquired by several different parent companies as the sardine canning industry evolved in Norway. Today, King Oscar AS is owned by Thai Union Group, one of the largest seafood producers in the world.
Oslo 1951. Peace is 6 years old. The standard of living is on the rise, optimism follows. About a small year, Norway will organize its first Winter Olympics. The city - and country - buzzing with anticipation. Hjallis is in great shape, the European championship at Bislett crushes his competitors in the 500 m with incredible 44.5. And at Grünerløkka in Oslo has a little mayonnaise factory just opened its doors.
History of Mills is that success stories most, an optimal mix of motivation, wise thoughts, timing and coincidence. During a stay in the United States support our broadcast manager at a large flour mill named General Mills. The products were in themselves not so exciting, it's our man took note of the name and the logo - and especially the last part. In the logo there was a star; a positive and a bit glamorous symbol. When the same man one year later was given the task of developing a new product for enterprise choice fell on mayonnaise, and then name the new product should be elected, he had already managed separately. It should be called Mills. With a little star of s-one.
TORO is a Norwegian manufacturer and brand of sauces, soups and other similar produce. Owned by Rieber & Søn, the plant is based in Indre Arna in Bergen and sold 140 million consumption units divided between 750 products. Of the 900 employees, 350 work at the plant in Indre Arna.
The TORO brand was launched in 1959 with the production of vegetable soup. Toro is Spanish for ox and registered in 1964. Three years later it moved from Nøstet to Arna. There have been nine expansions of the production plant since the start.
Sunnmøre Pepper Mackerel is excellent as a sandwich or as a topping in a fresh salad. Mackerel is notoriously rich in Omega 3. In Norway, smoked mackerel or mackerel in tomato sauce is a traditional breakfast dish, although it's a delicous snack at any time of day. A can of pepper mackerel covers far more than the daily recommended amount of Omega-3. The oil is of the highest quality, which highlights the delicious, light-smoked flavor.
Certified Kohser by Stricktly Kosher K.
Sætre is a Norwegian biscuit company.
It was established in 1883 by Hans Otto Røhr at Sætre farm in Heggedal. The production moved to Kristiania in 1907 and Kolbotn in 1967. In 2000 the production at Kolbotn was discontinued, moving to Kungälv. The company was owned by Borregaard from 1984 to 1986 and the Orkla Group since 1986.
Its brands include Marie, Gjende, Ballerina, Safari, Kornmo and Bixit.
Anthon Berg was a famous Danish chocolatier and the name of a corporate division within Toms International.
Anthon was originally a Copenhagen green grocer and later with his son, Gustav Anthon, created a premium chocolate line with a loyal customer base composed of the upper middle class and upper class of Danish society. The company was founded in 1884. “For half a century, Anthon Berg has borne the distinguished title ‘Purveyors to the Royal Danish Court.’”. The company has an estimated market cap of around $600 million. Today majority owned by the Anthon family and managed by Toms International.
Asier cucumbers are large, sliced cucumbers that have been peeled, seeded, and pickled in a sweet brine with mustard seeds and peppercorns. These pickles are a specialty of Germany, Denmark, and parts of Scandinavia. Use them in summer salads, potato salad, on top of hot dogs, or just as a crunchy snack.
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