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 53 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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Strong growth with lower annual profit for the Bell Food Group in 2018; Convenience business area contributes quarter of total sales revenue for first time

13.02.2019, Ad hoc publicity

The Bell Food Group’s sales revenue rose by 15.4 percent to CHF 4.1 billion in 2018. Sales volume increased by 19.6% to 542.9 million kg. EBITDA grew by 8.8 percent to CHF 305 million. A weak first half, higher depreciation and amortisation and foreign currency effects led to a lower annual profit. At CHF 89.3 million, the annual profit was 16.1 percent less than in the previous year. Adjusted for foreign currency effects, profit is 2.8 percent lower than last year’s.

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