|Key people||Hanne Refsholt (CEO)|
|Revenue||NOK 19,4 billion (2011)|
TINE SA is the largest Norwegian dairy product cooperative consisting of around 15,000 farmers and 5,505 employees. It has a revenue of NOK 19,4 billion (2011) The parent company, TINE SA, is a cooperative society owned by its suppliers, the milk producers who deliver milk to the company. The corporation domestically offers the entire spectrum of dairy products. Tine's internationally known products are Jarlsberg cheese, Snøfrisk goat cheese, Ridder cheese, and Ski-Queen (geitost). Tine is one of the twelve agricultural cooperatives in Norway.
Dairy cooperatives in Norway go back to 1856, with the first nation-wide dairy coop Den Norske Meieriforening (the Norwegian Dairy Association) being founded in 1881. The company dates back to 1928 when "Norske Meieriers Eksportlag" (Norwegian Dairies' Export Company) was started. It changed its name to "Norske Meieriers Salgssentral" in 1942 and to "Norske Meierier" in 1984. The Tine brand has been used since 1992 to grant a better brand name for the dairy products. In 2008, Tine was ranked the world's #1 cooperative by size by the International Cooperative Alliance.
Subsidiaries which are partly or fully owned by Tine:
- "Tine.no - Om Tine - Tine Gruppa - Datterselskaper" (in Norwegian). Tine BA. 2006. Retrieved 2008-03-08.[dead link]