The Bell Food Group is one of the leading processors of meat and convenience products in Europe and is market leader in Switzerland. The roots of this company steeped in tradition stretch back to 1869 when Samuel Bell opened his first butcher's shop in the inner city of Basel. Today, our range includes fresh meats, poultry, charcuterie and seafood as well as ultra-fresh, fresh and non-perishable convenience food products. Millions of consumers enjoy pleasurable moments and increased quality of life every day with products from our Bell, Eisberg, Hilcona and Hügli brands.

The Bell Food Group – who we are and what we do

With 12,000 employees at 63 sites in 15 countries and a broad product portfolio, the Bell Food Group generates an annual turnover of more than CHF 4 billion.

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Successful financial year for the Bell Food Group

12.02.2021, Ad hoc publicity

The Bell Food Group grew in 2020: adjusted sales revenue rose by 2.7% to CHF 4.1 billion, EBIT grew by 7.6% to CHF 160.4 million and annual profit improved by 12.1% to CHF 117.7 million compared to the previous year.Although the coronavirus pandemic has sharply affected business performance, the Bell Food Group has proven its extreme resilience against crisis. The health of the employees could be protected while delivery readiness could be guaranteed at all times.The retail channel did very well, in particular the core business with meat and meat products in the home market Switzerland. Thanks to a consistent focus on core competences, air-dried ham and poultry contributed to the international success posted for the financial year.The coronavirus pandemic had a negative effect on the food service and fresh convenience segments.In view of the good results, the Annual General Meeting will be requested to approve a dividend increase from CHF 5.50 to CHF 6.50 per share.The Bell Food Group has defined three strategic thrusts for the coming years: first, to strengthen the core business with meat products; second, to grow with convenience and veggies; and third, to invest in efficiency and productive capacity. Learn more