Continental Foods

Continental Foods comprises the former European consumer food activities of Campbell Soup Company and is a leading consumer food business which is primarily active in Belgium, France, Germany, Sweden and Finland.

Continental Foods owns a portfolio of leading heritage consumer brands primarily in soups, sauces and bouillons such as Devos Lemmens, Royco, Liebig, Déli Soup, Erasco, Blå Band, Touch of Taste and Lacroix. The company is headquartered in Belgium and has four manufacturing plants. Continental Foods has around 1,300 full time employees and generated €407 million in sales in FY July 2013.

Continental Foods' top brands are category leaders in their key European markets with a good and healthy positioning in consumers' minds. With the support of CVC we will further grow the business by continued activation and marketing support for these brands.

Xavier Bélison, CEO

Date of investment

October 2013

Fund

Fund V

Business

Consumer foods (soups, sauces and bouillons)

Country

Belgium

Turnover

€388.9 million

Number of employees

1,300

CEO

Xavier Bélison