Press releases

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.

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Bell Food Group acquires ARYZTA Switzerland's sandwich production business


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 release pursuant to Art. 53 LR

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.

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