February 4: Norway’s last sardine canning plant is to close with production being transferred to Poland.
King Oscar canned sardines have been produced at Davanger for more than a century.
Rieber & Son, one of Norway’s leading food manufacturers which runs the plant, told workers last week that the weakness of the US dollar and lost earnings means that the plant will be closed at the end of April.
The plant produces more than seven million tins of sardines a year, more than 70 percent of which go to the US market.

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