Groupe Bel

The dairy companies also present in dairy alternatives

In the same way that large meat companies are increasingly offering meat alternatives, the world's leading dairy businesses, or food…

A good COP for food is bad news for failing food companies

The food and drink sectors are responsible for a lot of CO2e. Food and drink companies know that and they…

Carrefour launches plant-based venture with major food companies

A group of food manufacturers including Unilever and Danone are teaming up with Carrefour to try to drive sales of…

Hatching new ideas – Big Food’s incubator and accelerator programmes

As with in-house venture capital funds, for big food companies looking to gain exposure to new, exciting, potentially faster-growing categories,…

Bel Group invests in plant-based cheese business Climax Foods

French cheese producer Bel Group has announced a partnership with AI-powered start-up Climax Foods to develop plant-based versions of its…

Bel strikes Qatar production deal with local dairy firm Baladna

Bel is to see its products made by Qatar by local dairy manufacturer Baladna. The companies are to start the…

France’s Bel enters JV with Britannia Industries to grow “nascent” India cheese market

French cheese producer Bel has entered into a joint venture with India’s Britannia Industries, buying 49% of its dairy business, the…

China’s appetite for cheese shows little sign of slowing

China is eating more cheese than ever.  The country’s cheese market size reached just over US$1bn in 2021 and is…

Bel buys majority of China’s Shandong Junjun Cheese Co.

Bel, the French dairy major, has snapped up 70% of Chinese cheese maker Shandong Junjun Cheese Co. Financial terms were…

Bel Group to sell stake in Moroccan dairy firm Safilait

French dairy major Bel Group is to sell the controlling stake in Morocco’s Safilait it has held since 2015. It…