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Eyeing alternatives - meat companies with stakes in meat-free

22 Feb 2019

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.

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.

Bell swoops for Austrian poultry firm Huber

16 Dec 2015

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

Bell Group sees 6M profits jump on international improvement

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.

Bell Group sees boost from product mix

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.

Bell 2014 sales slide but added-value growth "encouraging"

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".

Swisscom's Tchanz to join Bell Group as CFO

26 Sep 2014

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

SWITZERLAND: H1 earnings up at meat group Bell

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%.

Interview: Bell Group CFO hits out at sausage cartel ruling

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.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

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.

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