Wholesale / Production Business Area

Transgourmet recovers well from the Covid pandemic, engages even more with sustainability and, with the integration of Transgourmet Ibérica, positions itself as one of the market leaders in Europe’s wholesale supplies and cash & carry business. The geopolitical situation, higher energy and raw material prices as well as climate change are impacting on Coop’s manufacturing companies.

15 747

Net sales CHF million

209

Sales outlets / Markets

44 374

Number of employees

1 113 605

m2 Sales area

Transgourmet Group

With subsidiary Transgourmet Holding AG, the Coop Group is active in the cash & carry and wholesale supplies market in Germany, Poland, Romania, Spain, France, Austria and Switzerland. In 2022, Transgourmet generated net sales of 11.1 billion francs from its cash & carry stores and wholesale supplies, which equates to an increase of 22%, and was able to further consolidate its position as the number 2 in European wholesale over the last year. Transgourmet generated sales of 847 million francs from sustainable ranges in 2022.

 

30 467

Employees

11 051

Net sales CHF million

209

Markets

 

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Highlights from the national subsidiaries
of the Transgourmet Group:

Production

The Coop Group also includes numerous manufacturing companies, chief among them the Bell Food Group, in which Coop is a majority shareholder. The Bell Food Group, which is one of the leading companies in meat processing and the production of convenience products in Europe, gives Coop a strong international presence.

Net sales of the Coop Cooperative Production segment came to 834 million francs in 2022. Added to this are net sales for the Bell Food Group, which grew to almost 4.3 billion francs. Total sales of sustainable ranges in Production totalled around 1.68 billion francs in 2022. Coop therefore increased its sales of sustainable products in the production area by 7.6% year on year.

Bell Food Group

In a challenging business year in 2022, the Bell Food Group generated a very good result that was in line with that of the record previous year. This is particularly encouraging, as 2022 was characterized by the normalization of the Covid situation and by considerable cost increases, which had a significant impact on business. Business with international cured ham and sustainable poultry products in Europe, which increased again substantially in the year under review, accounted for a large part of the good result.

As expected, the normalization of the Covid situation meant that retail sales declined slightly, while the food service sales channel recovered. The convenience business, which is geared more heavily to the food service and the to-go segment, was the main beneficiary. By contrast, the meat and cold cuts business in Switzerland, with its strong retail pillar, was no longer able to quite match the very high volume of previous years.

Cost increases for energy, animal and plant-based raw materials, feed and auxiliary and packaging materials had a substantial impact on business in the year under review. On the purchasing market, quality and availability problems for animal and plant-based raw materials and higher prices were discernible owing to the hot, dry summer. Overall, this led to a significant recovery in input costs, which could only be recouped by raising prices.

In the course of the year, inflation rates rose everywhere in Europe. Towards the end of the year, this increasingly affected consumer behaviour in addition to impacting on production costs. Recessionary fears and declining purchasing power led to a shift in demand. Sales of expensive branded articles and products with sustainable added value declined, while less expensive standard ranges and own-label brands were popular.

 

2 000

New products

 
 
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www.bellfoodgroup.com

 
 
 
 

Coop manufacturing companies

Highlights from the Coop manufacturing companies:
 
 
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www.coop.ch/produktion