”Bakery goods must be fresh each day, which requires a different type of business and distribution system than for other grocery products. In this respect, Bakers differs from our other branded goods operations,” says Torkild Nordberg, CEO of Orkla Brands.
Bakers, which has been owned by Orkla since 1991, makes daily deliveries of bread, cakes and other bakery goods to grocery stores, petrol stations, kiosks and other customers. Its best known products include breads like Bakers Naturlig Sunt, Bakern’s Ferske, Birkebeinerbrød and Ingers SuperRug.
Over time, Bakers has developed a broad range of high-quality, fresh products, based on very high food safety standards. A total of 12 local bakeries serve all of southern and central Norway through a well-developed and efficient distribution system. The company’s head office is located at Økern in Oslo. Bakers has approximately 880 employees and had operating revenues of around NOK 1.4 billion in 2009.
Bakers is part of Orkla Foods Nordic, a business unit of Orkla Brands