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Dean Best | 22 Jul 2014

In a story that grabbed the headlines worldwide, 21 companies and 33 individuals in Germany have been hit with fines totalling EUR338m for allegedly fixing the price of one of the country's staples - sausages. Companies including Nestle, Bell Group and Zur Muhlen Gruppe, Germany's largest sausage maker, were handed fines. Some will appeal, including Bell Group, the Switzerland-based meat products group. Bell CFO Martin Gysin told Dean Best why the company believes it should not be penalised.

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Andy Coyne | 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.


just-food.com | 12 Apr 2018

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just-food.com | 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.


Andy Coyne | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Katy Askew | 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.


Katy Askew | 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.


John Shepherd | 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.


Katy Askew | 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. 


Katy Askew | 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". 


Katy Askew | 20 Jan 2017

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


Katy Askew | 20 Sep 2016

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


Dean Best | 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.


John Shepherd | 18 Aug 2016

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


Hannah Abdulla | 2 Mar 2016

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


Hannah Abdulla | 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.


Katy Askew | 10 Feb 2016

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


Dean Best | 16 Dec 2015

Switzerland-based Bell Group has struck a deal to buy Austrian poultry supplier The Huber Group.


Hannah Abdulla | 18 Aug 2015

An increase in operating improvement in Bell Group's international activities led to an increase in first-half profits at the Switzerland-based meat company.


Katy Askew | 19 Feb 2015

Swiss meat processor Bell Group reported higher earnings despite flat sales thanks to margin expansion due to growth in value-added products.


Katy Askew | 13 Jan 2015

Swiss meat company Bell Group has booked a drop in sales for 2014 but insisted the performance of "higher added value" products was "encouraging".


Hannah Abdulla | 26 Sep 2014

Bell Group, the Swiss meat processor, today (26 September) named Marco Tschanz as its new CFO.


Dean Best | 21 Aug 2014

Switzerland-based meats supplier Bell Group today (21 August) posted higher half-year profits, even after sales rose by less than 1%.


Dean Best | 21 Jul 2014

For the first time since 1998, upmarket chocolate maker Lindt & Sprungli this week made an acquisition, snapping up US firm Russell Stover Candies - and we analysed the deal. Our interviews pages included hearing from the boss of Birds Eye UK about its plans to change consumer perception of frozen food, while we launched Bitesite, an interview section focused on SMEs in the sector.


Dean Best | 16 Jul 2014

Nestle, Swiss company Bell Group and Germany's largest sausage processor Zur Mühlen Gruppe are to appeal fines handed down over an alleged meat products cartel in the country.


Dean Best | 15 Jul 2014

Twenty-one sausage manufacturers in Germany have been hit with fines worth a total of EUR338m for fixing prices.


Hannah Abdulla | 25 Apr 2014

Swiss meat firm Bell Group has announced the resignation of CFO Martin Gysin.



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