Press releases

Doris Leuthard nominated as member of the Board of Directors of the Bell Food Group

26.02.2019, Ad hoc publicity

The Board of Directors of the Bell Food Group has nominated Doris Leuthard as the new member of the Board of Directors. She will be proposed for election to the General Meeting on 16 April 2019 as the replacement for the serving Board member, Reto Conrad.

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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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The Bell Food Group is strengthening its organisation

19.12.2018, Ad hoc publicity

The Bell Food Group is adjusting its corporate structure to the growth experienced in the last few years and is strengthening its Group Executive Board. The meat and convenience specialist is also expanding its fresh convenience production capacity for the German market. 

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The Bell Food Group posted growth in the first half of 2018 with a lower half-year profit

16.08.2018, Ad hoc publicity

The Bell Food Group's sales revenue improved by CHF 327.6 million to CHF 2.1 billion in the first half of 2018. At 268.3 million kilograms, sales volume is up by 19.9 percent on the prior-year period. EBITDA improved by CHF 6 million following the acquisition of Hügli. EBIT declined by CHF 10.2 million to CHF 55.2 million, primarily because growth was posted for product ranges offering smaller margins in Switzerland and for the poultry business of Bell International.

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The Bell Food Group invests in cultured meat. The Bell Food Group's operating performance for the first half is down on the prior-year period.

17.07.2018, Ad hoc publicity

The Bell Food Group is investing in the Dutch start-up Mosa Meat, the world's leading company for cultured beef. The objective of the upcoming development phase is to successfully bring cultured beef to market by 2021. This will provide an alternative to consumers who are re-evaluating their consumption of meat for ethical reasons and make it possible to meet the growing demand for meat in a sustainable manner.  

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