Finalisation of the agreement with BUTLER CAPITAL PARTNERS for the acquisition of FRANCE CHAMPIGNON
Turnover for the first half-year (July 1st - December 31st, 2009) stood at 760 million euros, up 3.5 % at constant foreign-exchange rates. Changes in scope of consolidation—through various acquisitions conducted in FY 2008-2009 (the canned-vegetables producer, La Corbeille; Family Tradition; Omstead Food), coupled with the deconsolidation of Gelagri's distributor-brand frozen-vegetables operations—impacted favourably on turnover, accounting for 3.4 % of the figure.
On a like-for-like basis, quarterly sales were up 0.4 % as opposed to a 0.1 % decline in Q1.
A specialist in vegetables in all their forms, Bonduelle now has an international presence in supermarkets and catering under its own brand names of Bonduelle, Cassegrain and Arctic Gardens, as well as under its clients' brands. Bonduelle's unique know-how enables it to preserve the flavour and nutritional quality of its products, making vegetables the future of food.