Press releases

The Bell Food Group sets its strategic direction mainly by the exit from German sausage business

14.08.2019, Ad hoc publicity

The first half of 2019 was dominated by the sharp increase of raw material prices for meat in Europe, the organisational restructuring of Bell Germany and unfavourable weather conditions. At CHF 2.0 billion, adjusted sales revenue for the Bell Food Group was on a par with the prior-year period. With the commissioning in Austria of the most modern convenience facility in Europe, the Bell Food Group is further expanding its market position in the convenience segment.

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Competition authorities approve sale of German sausage business to Zur Mühlen Group

25.07.2019, Ad hoc publicity

Yesterday, the responsible competition authorities gave their unconditional approval for the sale of the sausage business of Bell Germany to the Zur Mühlen Group.

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The Bell Food Group in Germany to focus on its strong position for air-dried ham and part company with its German sausage business

24.06.2019, Ad hoc publicity

The Bell Food Group will focus on and further expand its strong position in the air-dried ham segment. To this end it is parting company with its German sausage business, which it is selling to the Zur Mühlen Group. The Zur Mühlen Group is the ideal buyer and will take over the plants in Suhl and Börger together with all employees. The sale of the sausage business will bring some changes for the Administration and Central Services departments.

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Massive increases in the price of pork affect Bell Food Group’s operating results

19.06.2019, Ad hoc publicity

Pork price increases in excess of 30% since the beginning of the year have placed a strain on the operating results of Bell Food Group. The higher procurement costs in the EU region have not yet been able to be passed on to sales prices to the extent required. EBIT for the first half of 2019 is set to stagnate below CHF 50 million (previous year CHF 55.2 million).

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Media Release: Bell Food Group Investor Day in Marchtrenk


At the Bell Food Group Investor Day 2019, investors and analysts visited the new Eisberg production site in Marchtrenk, eastern Austria, the most modern convenience food processing plant of its kind in Europe.

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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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