“Thanks to its resilient business model, Valora is holding its own even during the COVID-19 crisis.”
Michael Mueller, CEO of Valora Group, looks back on 2020. The company’s main focus was on coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. In the interview he explains why Valora will emerge strengthened from the crisis.
Ditsch expands vertical integration and transatlantic cooperation
Valora’s 16 production lines in Germany, the US and Switzerland produced around 600 million pretzel products in 2020. In particular, the cooperation between the Oranienbaum and Cincinnati production sites has been expanded.
Macrotrends such as the social change towards smaller households, more mobility and related out-of-home consumption shape the needs of Valora’s customers. Christine Schäfer, researcher at the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, talks about current food trends.
Valora is one of the world’s leading producers of pretzels and has great market-presence with strong own brands such as ok.– or Caffè Spettacolo, thereby benefitting from a well-integrated value chain. Discover how Valora decides between making or buying a product.
Ditsch pretzel bakery has not been able to avoid the pretzel for 100 years. It can be bought at every railway station in Germany and is now exported to 30 countries. In 2019, Ditsch celebrated its anniversary with Managing Director Seb Gooding and set a world record of a special kind.