Cheesemaker heads downtown


 With strong sales fueling its expansion plans, Bel Brands USA is moving its headquarters to Chicago from Elk Grove Village, Crain’s Chicago Business reported. The subsidiary of Paris-based Fromageries Bel saw sales of its Laughing Cow, Boursin, Kaukauna and other cheese products climb 25 percent last year to $300 million. As a result, it is doubling its  office space to about 27,000 square feet, Bel Brands chief executive Lance Chambers told Crain’s reporter Eddie Baeb. It plans to move to 30 S. Wacker Dr. in late March, the story said.