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.
Encouraging performance in the first half of 2021
12.08.2021, Ad hoc release pursuant to Art. 53 LR
The Bell Food Group posted an encouraging improvement in performance in the first half of 2021: year-on-year, adjusted sales revenue rose to CHF 2.1 billion (+2.7 %) and EBIT to CHF 65.7 million (+10.5 %). The adjusted half-year profit amounts to CHF 51.0 million (+46.1 %).Although the situation has become increasingly normal since May 2021, the coronavirus pandemic had a material impact on the half-year results.The retail channel in Switzerland continued to do well, with the gradual easing of the coronavirus measures and the return of shopping tourism exerting a growing influence.Following the coronavirus-related slowdown, the food service and fresh convenience segments have been showing clear signs of recovery since May 2021.The vegan meat alternative range “The Green Mountain” is still growing strongly. In tandem with the half-year report, the Bell Food Group is publishing its second sustainability report compiled in accordance with the GRI standard.Learn more