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Bonduelle: a key agro-industry player in the Southwest

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The Bonduelle Group in the Southwest

Strength in numbers: the creation of Soléal in 2005

Bonduelle has been operating in Aquitaine since 1978; Labenne was the Group’s first site in the region. In 2005, it joined forces with three major Southwest cooperatives to set up Soléal with the goal of developing the industry and ensuring its long-term presence in the region. Soléal allows everybody to benefit from one another’s expertise, optimise production costs and create synergy in order to produce more and above all, produce higher quality products. The successful outcome has enabled Bonduelle and its partners to become Europe’s leading sweetcorn producers.

Gautier Mulliez has headed Soléal since 2015. His leadership is based on the principle 50% Bonduelle, 50% cooperatives.

 

Focus on the Labenne site

A promising campaign

The weather has been so hot in recent weeks that harvesting had to start early. Nevertheless, the vegetables’ quality and quantity meet expectations.

The timetables are based on past meteorological averages, but the reality is sometimes different, and has been especially in the past two years. In 2014, for example, June and July were cold and wet; this year they are hot and dry. These conditions mean that farmers, agronomists and the site must continuously adapt to the crops’ behaviour, the harvesting schedule and the production timetable. Agronomists and farmers are in touch with the site every day to update schedules depending on the quantity of vegetables available in the fields: flexibility and adaptability are key in these professions.

The Labenne site works with 200 farmers who cultivate 4,500 ha, mostly of sweetcorn, which accounts for 80% of the volumes the plant processes. The remaining 20% is green beans. Labenne is the Group’s only plant that mechanically processes green beans.

 

The campaign, which will probably last until around mid-October, is just beginning, but the Group feels upbeat about the volumes expected this year.

 

Read the press release

 

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About Bonduelle

Bonduelle, a family business, was established in 1853. Its mission is to be the world reference in well-living through vegetable products". Promoting innovation and long-term vision, the group is diversifying its business and its geographical presence. Its vegetables, grown over 128,000 hectares all over the world, are sold in 100 countries under various brand names and through various distribution channels and technologies. Equipped with unparalleled food industry expertise, along with 58 company-owned agricultural production and industrial sites, Bonduelle produces in the best growing regions, as close to its clients as possible.

2016-2017 Annual Results

A key milestone in the VegeGo! 2025’s ambition - Organic growth at the higher end of the target range and turnover exceeding € 2 billion - Increase in current operating result, higher than the annual objective set - Increase in net result at + 11.4% - Transforming integration of Ready Pac Foods - Substantial strengthening of the group's financial structure - Strong growth in the activity and profitability expected for 2017-2018

14th Edition of the Grand Prix of the AGEFI Corporate Governance: The Bonduelle Group received the 1st prize for the Corporate Governance of mid-cap companies

On September the 19th, in Paris, Grégory Sanson, the Chief Financial Officer of the Bonduelle Group, was awarded the 1st prize for the category of "Corporate Governance for Mid-Cap".

Lancement de la première Agri Party le samedi 30 septembre à Fresnay en Retz

La première Agri Party, véritable fête de l’agriculture, aura lieu le samedi 30 septembre à Fresnay en Retz de 10 h à 15 h dans la ferme de Patrick Briand.

2016-2017 Financial Year Turnover

Solid turnover growth in line with the annual objectives A dynamic activity in Q4. Change in the activity profile of Bonduelle with the acquisition of Ready Pac Foods.

South-West: The co-workers of the Bonduelle plant of Labenne committed to their CSR projects

South-West: The co-workers of the Bonduelle plant of Labenne committed to their CSR projects

Under the programme called # Tomorrow at Bonduelle, launched in 2016, all the co-workers have been made aware of the CSR strategy of the Group.

2 Awards for the Bonduelle Finance Department

2 Awards for the Bonduelle Finance Department

Grégory SANSON, Group Financial Director, was awarded best CFO of the year 2017 for the agro-food industry and Alexis WATTINNE, Group Financing and Treasury Director from the same department, 2017 best financing and Treasury Director.

Completion of the Ready Pac Foods acquisition

The Bonduelle Group reports having received the authorization from the US anti-trust authority (Federal Trade Commission of the United States) regarding the contemplated acquisition of ready Pac Foods announced on February 23rd 2017.

First Half Year 2016-2017 Financial Results

Activity and profitability in line with the annual objectives and Acquisition in USA

Bonduelle to acquire Ready Pac Foods, the US leader of single-serve salads bowls

Bonduelle to acquire Ready Pac Foods, the US leader of single-serve salads bowls

Based in California, Ready Pac Foods is the #1 producer of single-serve salad bowls in the U.S. through its Bistro Bowl® suite of products and its legacy of innovation and culinary expertise

Bonduelle organises a Hackathon focusing on responsible agricultural practices to strengthen the link between farmers and consumers.

Bonduelle organises a Hackathon focusing on responsible agricultural practices to strengthen the link between farmers and consumers.

The winning team will present its co-creation project at the Bonduelle stand at the International Agricultural Show in Paris.

Bonduelle: Winner of the 2016 Best CSR Report Award

Bonduelle: Winner of the 2016 Best CSR Report Award

The Bonduelle Group was awarded the "Coup de Coeur for Circular Economy", during the 16th CSR Awards of the accounting profession.

Appointment within the Bonduelle Group

Appointment within the Bonduelle Group

Nathalie Dusart, 46 years old, joined on the 01.04.2016 the Bonduelle Fresh Business Unit to the post of General Manager of Operations for Fresh France and Benelux, based in Genas.

Bonduelle Renescure wins  the Pépites de l’alternance prize

Bonduelle Renescure wins the Pépites de l’alternance prize

The Pépites de l’alternance prize for companies with more than 200 employees was collected by Hélène D’Huyvetter, Director of the Renescure factory, and Valérie Hivet, Human Resources Manager, on Friday 18 March.

First Half Year 2015-2016 Financial Results

First Half Year 2015-2016 Financial Results

Strong Results in an ever challenging environment

Nominations au sein du Groupe Bonduelle

Jérôme Bonduelle et Evert Jan Mink

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