Key facts and figures

CHARAL is the number one brand in fresh and frozen meats in France. Created in 1986 thanks to the development of a breakthrough technology in the meat industry, Hebdopack®, a natural preserving process, CHARAL has become, over the last 25 years, the French's favourite and most recognised brand of meat.

Since 2008, the Charal company is a 100% owned subsidiary of the Bigard Group. The latter is one of the largest groups in the meat industry in Europe, specialised in slaughter and meat processing (beef, pork and lamb).


- Turnover approaching 1 billion Euros
- 3000 employees, including 500 butchers, at 9 different sites in France
- 25 years based on the same core values: quality and innovation
- Core activities: slaughter, butchery and manufacturing of prepared meat products
- Charal’s range of fresh and frozen products features over 150 different items