Atria grows in Sweden
Atria acquires the operations of Swedish Samfood and becomes the largest producer of retail products in the industry.
Acquisition strengthens Lithells
In 2002, Atria acquires the operations of Samfood, employing some 600 people, from the Federation of Swedish Farmers (LRF). The company is merged into Atria Lithells. It becomes a major producer of retail products in Sweden. Lithells supplies meat products, such as sausages, consumer-packed meat and convenience foods, to retailers and the catering sector.
The deal also includes fast food operations, but in this area the number one brand is still Sibylla, acquired as part of Lithells. Purchasing Samfood contributes to Atria’s growth in the Nordic countries and internationally.