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Bell Food Group acquires ARYZTA Switzerland's sandwich production business

30.03.2021

Hilcona, a company of the Bell Food Group, is to acquire ARYZTA Switzerland's sandwich production business. All employees and the production premises will be taken over. With this move, Hilcona will further expand its market position in the growth area of sandwiches that are freshly prepared every day.

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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. Read more

Change in the Board of Directors of Bell Food Group: Hansueli Loosli will not stand for re-election

30.10.2020, Ad hoc publicity

Hansueli Loosli, Chairman of the Board of Directors, will leave the Board of Directors of Bell Food Group Ltd after the 2021 General Meeting. The Board of Directors has nominated Joos Sutter as the new Chairman and Philipp Dautzenberg as the new Board member. They will be proposed for election to the Annual General Meeting on 23 March 2021.

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Good operating result in the first half of 2020

13.08.2020, Ad hoc publicity

Thanks to its broadly supported business model and high productive capacity, the Bell Food Group made operational progress in the first half of 2020 in spite of the coronavirus pandemic. Organic revenue growth was 2.9 percent. The operating result at EBIT level rose by 2.4 percent. The Bell Switzerland and Bell International business areas made a particular contribution to this growth, while the Convenience business area was affected strongly by the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. The Bell Food Group is highlighting its commitment to sustainability and is publishing a complete Sustainability Report in accordance with the GRI standard for the first time.

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