Astral Foods’ earnings down 55% despite a 3.9% revenue increase

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s integrated poultry producer Astral Foods, reported a 3.9% group revenue increase to R13.5bn (US$0.9bn) for the full year ended September 2019. Despite increase in revenue, the groups operating profit fell […]

Zimbabwe’s Dairibord sales volumes down 40pc in third quarter of the year

ZIMBABWE – Dairibord Zimbabwe Ltd (DZL), Zimbabwe’s largest milk processor reported a 40% decline in sales volume for the third quarter to September 2019. The drop-in sales volumes was attributed to constraints of availability of […]

Flour Mills of Nigeria half year profits rise 16% to US$16.2m

NIGERIA – Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc (FMN), one of Nigeria’s leading integrated food business and agro-allied company, has posted a 16% rise in profit after tax of N5.9 billion (US$16.2m) in its unaudited half […]

Spar Group reports double digit growth in full year profit to US$187m

SOUTH AFRICA – The Spar Group, a South African retail chain has reported double digit profit growth of 12.9% before tax to R2.8 billion (US$187.1m) for the full year ended September 2019. The listed retailer […]

Zimbabwe’s National Foods posts 36% decline in quarter one sales volumes

ZIMBABWE – National Foods, Zimbabwe’s leading flour and food producer has reported a 36% decline in sales volumes in the first quarter ended September 2019 owing to reduced consumer spending power. “Volumes were subdued, closing […]

Delta Corp reports dwindling performance with 48% decline in larger beer volumes

ZIMBABWE – Delta Corporation Limited, a beverage manufacture in Zimbabwe has reported a decline in its performance for the half year period ended September 2019 on the back of declining sales. The company saw a […]

Shoprite mulls exiting foreign markets as quarterly revenue plunge 4.9%

SOUTH AFRICA – Shoprite Holdings, Africa’s largest food retailer has reported a 4.9% fall in third-quarter revenue from its non-South African business attributing it to xenophobic violence. The Cape Town-based company started a review of […]

Beta Glass maintains strong performance in the third quarter with 15% revenue growth

NIGERIA – Beta Glass Plc, the Nigerian maker of glass bottles and containers for the beverage industry has reported 15% growth in revenue growth for the third quarter of its financial year through 30th September […]

Famous Brands earnings fall by 15% despite improvements in its UK Business

SOUTH AFRICA – Famous Brands, South African restaurant franchisor has reported a 15% fall in headline earnings, while revenue remained flat at around R3.6bn (US$246m) in the six months to end-August. According to its half […]