Orkla ASA engages in the provision of consumer goods, and concept solutions among groceries, specialist retailers, out-of-home sectors and the bakery market. It operates through the following segments: Orkla Foods, Orkla Care, Orkla Investments, Orkla Confectionery and Snacks, Orkla Food ingredients, and Financial Investments. The Orkla Foods segment comprises of Orkla's food businesses which serve home markets in the Nordics, Baltics, Austria, the Czech Republic and India. Orkla Care segment refers to branded consumer goods companies which primarily serve the Nordic region as their home market such as home and personal care including laundry detergents and personal care products. The Orkla Investment segment primarily refers to the production and supply of power and energy, and the operation of power plants. The Orkla Confectionery and Snacks segment refers to confectionery, snacks, and biscuit product category. The Orkla Food Ingredients segment refers to the supply of bakery and ice cream ingredients in the Nordic region, and the production of margarine and butter blend products, bread and cake improvers and mixes, marzipan, yeast and ice cream ingredients. The Financial Investments segment comprises the investment in real properties, as well as the administration, development and sale of properties. The company was founded on February 27, 1918 and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.