Cloetta is a Swedish confectionery and nuts company. The company manufactures and sells local confectionery brands on its main markets Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany and the UK.[5][2][3]

Cloetta AB
TypePublic Aktiebolag
Nasdaq StockholmCLA B
Founded1862; 161 years ago (1862) in Copenhagen, Denmark[1][2][3]
FounderBernard, Christopher and Nutin Cloëtta
Area served
Key people
Henri de Sauvage-Nolting (President and CEO), Mikael Norman (Chairman)
ProductsConfectionery, Nuts
RevenueSEK 5.784 billion (2017)[4]
SEK 527 million (2017)[4]
SEK -97 million (2017)[4]
Total assetsSEK 9.25 billion (2017)[4]
Total equitySEK 3.82 billion (2017)[4]
Number of employees
2,600 (January 2022)

The company has 8 factories in five countries, and the head office is in Solna.


In 1862, Christoph Cloëtta (1836–1897) and his two brothers Nutin Cloëtta and Bernard Cloëtta founded Danish chocolate manufacturer Brødrene Cloëttas steam chocolate factory. In 1873, Nutin Cloëtta established a Swedish subsidiary in Malmö, Sweden and one subsidiary in 1896, in Oslo, Norway.[6][7]

After several years of legal disputes between Cloetta Fazer's two major owners, the Svenfelt-Trotzig family company Malfors Promotor and the Finnish family-owned Karl Fazer, it was announced in June 2008 that Cloetta Fazer would be split up. Cloetta became an independent company again in late 2008 and was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange on 8 December 2008. In December 2011, it was announced that Cloetta and Leaf would merge into one company.[8]

Cloetta has seven factories in five countries. The two largest factories are in Levice, Slovakia, and Ljungsbro, Sweden.[9] The company is listed on the Stockholm stock exchange. In 2016, Cloetta finalized a deal to acquire pick & mix supplier Candyking, which operates in the United Kingdom and the Nordic countries.[10] In 2017, Cloetta bought the bulk candy company Candyking.[11]

Some of the brands owned by Cloetta are Läkerol, Cloetta, Candyking, Jenkki, Kexchoklad, Malaco, Sportlife and Red Band.[12]


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  2. ^ a b "Om Cloetta".
  3. ^ a b "About Cloetta".
  4. ^ a b c d e "Annual Report 2015" (PDF). Cloetta. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 April 2021. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Om Cloetta" [About Cloetta]. (in Swedish). Retrieved 28 October 2019."Om Cloetta" [About Cloetta]. (in Swedish). Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  6. ^ Finn H. Lauridsen, P. Koch Jensen. "Christoph Cloëtta". Dansk Biografisk Leksikon, Gyldendal. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Brødrene Cloetta". Oslo Byleksikon. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Cloetta och LEAF går samman - nya Cloetta blir en ledande aktör på den nordiska konfektyrmarknaden". Pressmeddelande. Cloetta. 16 December 2011. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
  9. ^ "Production facilities". Retrieved 28 January 2022.
  10. ^ Nieburg, Oliver (24 April 2017). "Cloetta sales dented by Swedish pick & mix declines in Q1". Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  11. ^ MölneText, Viktor (17 February 2017). "Cloetta köper Candyking". Dagens industri (in Swedish). Retrieved 9 September 2022.
  12. ^ "Cloetta in brief". Retrieved 29 January 2021.

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