“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.
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.
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.
The k kiosk appears in new splendor and with more freshness and food in the assortment. In the autumn of 2019, Valora started renovating individual outlets. The transformation at numerous locations in Switzerland will be completed by the end of 2020.
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.