17 May 2013
French cheese firm Groupe Bel has reported a dip in first-quarter sales amid challenging economic conditions in western Europe and the geo-political problems in the Middle East.
10 April 2013
Groupe Bel has launched a range of Leerdammer 'Toastie Slices' that it hopes will tap into the UK consumer demand for hot snacks.
25 March 2013
French cheese maker Groupe Bel has booked an increase in full-year profits, despite a "slowing" European economy and "unrest" in the Middle East.
11 February 2013
Few stories in recent months have caused as much comment as the horse meat scandal, which last week deepened with the news Findus lasagne sold in the UK contained the ingredient. Elsewhere, Dairy Crest said potential takeover targets wanted too much money, Nestle found another country looking at the implications of its Pfizer infant formula acquisition and Kraft Foods Group went to court over the Cracker Barrel trademark.
8 February 2013
Groupe Bel, the French firm behind products including The Laughing Cow, has snapped up Spanish cheese brand Tranchettes.
28 January 2013
The export markets of North America, Latin America and South Africa remain key to growth for Brazilian confectioners, according to the Brazilian Association of Cacao, Chocolates, Candies and Byproducts (ABICAB).
28 January 2013
Brazilian flavours in confectionery are key to increasing exports, according to the country's trade and investment promotions agency.
15 November 2012
French cheese maker Groupe Bel has said growth remained "firm" in the first nine months of the year due to "steady expansion" in emerging markets.
30 October 2012
Campbell Soup's French brand Liebig has teamed up with dairy group Bel to launch two varieties of Kiri-cheese flavoured soup - mixed vegetables and pumpkin - on the domestic market.
21 June 2012
Groupe Bel, the French firm behind cheese brands including The Laughing Cow and Boursin, has outlined a goal of generating EUR3bn in revenue by 2015.
10 May 2012
Groupe Bel, the French cheese firm behind brands including Boursin and Leerdammer, has reported a 9% increase in first-quarter sales.
26 March 2012
Higher raw material costs in 2011 hit annual profits at Groupe Bel, the company behind brands including Boursin and The Laughing Cow has revealed.
22 March 2012
Bel Brands USA, a division of France's Groupe Bel, has added another line to its range of individually portioned cheese spread under The Laughing Cow brand.
8 February 2012
French dairy processor Groupe Bel is to invest US$100m in its third facility in the US.
13 December 2011
French dairy processor Groupe Bel has opened its first factory in Vietnam.
30 November 2011
High petrol prices and the increasing importance of sustainability has prompted the food industry to try out new - and often innovative - methods of transporting their wares to customers, as well as search for ways to enhance their existing logistical operations. Stuart Todd takes a look at the schemes food manufacturers and retailers have adopted to reduce both their carbon footprint and transport costs.
14 November 2011
French cheese maker Groupe Bel, the company behind brands including The Laughing Cow, saw its sales growth slow in the third quarter of 2011.
5 September 2011
Financial woes in Europe, takeover speculation, stern condemnations of lawsuits and Tesco quitting Japan - it was all happening this week on just-food. Here's a sample of quotes from the stories that mattered over the last five days.
30 August 2011
French dairy giant Groupe Bel has admitted its margins will fall this year after raw-material costs hit its first-half profits.
18 August 2011
Bright Food, the Chinese food group, has sealed a deal to buy 75% of Australian food manufacturer and importer Manassen Foods.
15 August 2011
Bright Food, the Chinese food group, is reportedly set to take control of Australian branded food manufacturer and importer Manassen Foods.
12 July 2011
Chinese food group Bright Food is reportedly in talks to buy Australian branded food manufacturer and importer Manassen Foods.
1 June 2011
Bel Group has announced the launch of two Mini Babybel cheese varieties in the US.
13 May 2011
French dairy processor Groupe Bel has reported an increase in first-quarter sales as volumes increased in its core brands.
23 March 2011
Kraft Foods has officially launched its Philadelphia cream cheese in France.
16 February 2011
UK biscuit and snack producer United Biscuits has appointed Benoit Testard, the head of its domestic business, as group chief executive.
16 February 2011
Private-equity group PAI Partners has remained silent on rumours that it is preparing to shortlist bidders for its 50% stake in French dairy group Yoplait.
9 February 2011
Private-equity firm PAI Partners has confirmed that it has received nine bids for its 50% stake in Yoplait, the global yoghurt brand.
7 February 2011
Private-equity firm PAI Partners has reportedly received nine bids for its 50% stake in global yoghurt business Yoplait.
19 January 2011
Groupe Bel, the French dairy group behind brands like The Laughing Cow and Boursin, is interested in bidding for the stake in yoghurt brand Yoplait owned by PAI Partners, the private-equity firm.