Orchard Valley Foods Group expands

Orkla’s Confectionery, Inclusions and Decorations business has acquired Confectionery By Design (CBD) CBD to add to portfolio of The Orchard Valley Foods Group. Orkla became the majority share-holder in Orchard Valley Foods in 2017.

CBD supplies fudge, toffee and honeycomb to food manufacturers around the world, with particular expertise in the bakery, confectionery and ice cream sectors.

The move comes hot on the heels of Orchard Valley Foods Group’s acquisition of County Confectionery, the Cornwall-based caramel producer, confectioner and chocolatier.

Mike Forrester of Orchard Valley Foods Group says: “This acquisition, along with the acquisition of County Confectionery, further anchors our position as a global supplier of confectionery based inclusions and decorations. Both companies will be incorporated into the group, but it is still very much ‘business as usual’ for them and their customers.”