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Eyeing alternatives – meat companies with stakes in meat-free and cell-based meat

20 Nov 2020

With plant-based products growing in popularity and investment in lab-created products on the rise, we present a guide on how meat manufacturers are investing in the area.

Cell-based meat firm Mosa Meat gives funding update

25 Sep 2020

Mosa Meat, the Dutch start-up developing cell-based meat that counts Switzerland's Bell Food Group as an investor, has issued an update on its Series B round of investment.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Bell Food Group invests again in cell-cultured meat developer Mosa Meat

9 Jul 2020

Switzerland's Bell Food Group has invested in a cell-based meat developer in Europe for the second time.

Switzerland's Bell Food Group sells two factories

1 Jul 2020

Bell Food Group, the Switzerland-based manufacturer, has sold two production facilities outside its domestic market.

Bell Food Group cancels AGM because of coronavirus

9 Mar 2020

Switzerland's Bell Food Group has made a decision about its 2020 annual general meeting as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

How can cell-based food reach scale?

23 Oct 2019

Interest in cellular agriculture is intensifying, with more companies forming and investors eyeing up the nascent sector. But can cell-based meat, dairy and seafood reach scale?

Bell Food to sell German sausage business to Zur Mühlen amid waning demand

24 Jun 2019

Switzerland's Bell Food Group said it is selling off a meats business in Germany amid declining demand and higher pork prices.

Bell Food Group issues profit warning as African swine fever in China hits pork prices

19 Jun 2019

Switzerland's Bell Food Group has a warned its half-year profits will be down from last year amid a surge in global pork prices. 

Bell Food Group announces restructuring plans as it plots German push

19 Dec 2018

Switzerland-based Bell Food Group has announced it is changing its corporate structure, partly to expand its fresh convenience production capacity in a major European market.

Bell Food Group invests EUR2m in cultured-beef start-up Mosa Meat

17 Jul 2018

Switzerland-based convenience food supplier Bell Food Group has invested EUR2m (US$2.4m) in Mosa Meat, a cultured-beef start-up in the Netherlands.

Switzerland's Bell Food Group snaps up local salad business Sylvain & Co.

25 Apr 2018

Swiss convenience food supplier Bell Food Group has completed its second deal of the year by acquiring local salad, vegetable and fruit business Sylvain & Co. through its subsidiary Eisberg.

Earnings summary - Fleury Michon starts 2018 with further pressure on sales; Valio FY growth led by export markets; Cerealto sales jump on M&A, EBITDA falls; Simply Good Foods in positive territory in H1

12 Apr 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Earnings summary - Kraft Heinz FY sales fall; Campbell H1 sales drop on volumes in 'challenging' US; Danone boosted by WhiteWave synergies; J.M. Smucker Q3 food sales fall

16 Feb 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Is the Bell Food Group-Huegli deal a win-win?

19 Jan 2018

Andy Coyne looks at the motives behind Bell Food Group's acquisition of Huegli and asks whether both parties are likely to benefit from this all-Swiss affair?

Bell Food Group to buy majority stake in Swiss peer Huegli

15 Jan 2018

In an all-Swiss deal, convenience foods supplier Bell Food Group has acquired Dr. A. Stoffel Holding, the majority shareholder in local peer Hügli.

Bell to start salads plant construction in Austria

5 Sep 2017

Bell Food Group is to start the construction of a salads plant in Austria this month in a bid to meet growing demand.

Bell grows H1 profits despite pork price pressure

17 Aug 2017

Switzerland's Bell Food Group today (17 August) booked rising first-half profits despite seeing a "substantial" rise in pork commodity prices in some key European markets.

Germany overturns Bell price-fixing findings

26 Jun 2017

Germany's Cartel Office has abandoned antitrust proceedings against Bell Group over accusations of price-fixing in the country's sausage sector dating from 2014.

Bell buys 100% of Hilcona, expands production

30 May 2017

Swiss food maker Bell Group detailed plans to expand its production of convenience foods in Austria as it detailed an agreement to take 100% ownership of business unit Hilcona.

Switzerland's Bell Group invests in expansion in Spain

10 Apr 2017

Switzerland-based meat company Bell Group is expanding its presence in Spain with the acquisition of the production plants of Spanish charcuterie specialist Nobleza Iberica in the west of the country, as well as investing in the construction of a new Serrano ham facility near Madrid.

Bell books earnings growth but margins squeezed

23 Feb 2017

Swiss meat group Bell Group reported higher earnings for 2016, despite an intensifying competitive environment at home and pressure on margins from raw material costs. 

Bell Group saw 20% jump in sales in 2016

14 Feb 2017

Bell Group, the Swiss meat processor, revealed its sales increased by 20% in 2016, increasing to more than CHF3bn (US$3bn) "for the first time". 

Bell acquires Swiss veggie company Frostag 

20 Jan 2017

Meat processor Bell Group is acquiring Swiss pasta and vegetarian prepared foods manufacturer, Frostag, via its sandwich-to-pizza subsidiary Hilcona. 

Bell acquires Swiss foodservice group Geiser 

20 Sep 2016

Swiss meat firm Bell Group has acquired local foodservice supplier Geiser.

Bell Group to buy Swiss charcuterie firm Cher-Mignon

18 Aug 2016

Bell Group, the Switzerland-based meat processor, is to buy local charcuterie supplier Cher-Mignon, the third acquisition the company has announced in eight months.

Bell Group books increased first-half sales, profits

18 Aug 2016

Swiss meat processor Bell Group has booked rising first-half sales and earnings, with its top line helped by recent acquisitions.

Bell Group to launch branded meats line in France

2 Mar 2016

Swiss meat processor Bell Group has confirmed plans to launch a branded meats product line in France.

Bell Group posts FY sales, profit jump, eyes Swiss sites expansion

25 Feb 2016

Swiss meat processor Bell Group has posted a jump in annual sales and profits and has promised "several hundreds of million francs" in upgrading sites in Basel and Oensingen.

Bell acquires salad maker Eisberg

10 Feb 2016

Swiss meat processor Bell Group is expanding in the produce sector through the acquisition of local convenience salad maker Eisberg Group.

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