Fonterra is making good progress towards achieving new strategy, says CEO Miles Hurrell

NEW ZEALAND – In September this year, New Zealand dairy co-operative, Fonterra unveiled a new operating model and organization strategy introducing a new customer-led operating model in a bid to drive profitability. After nearly three […]

Williamson Tea Kenya reduces its half year loss despite decline in sales

KENYA – Williamson Tea Kenya and one of its associate farms, Kapchorua Tea Kenya narrowed their losses in the half year ended September and issued pessimistic forecasts for the full year ending March 2020. According […]

South African packaging company Nampak reports full year loss impacted by foreign operations

SOUTH AFRICA – Africa’s largest packaging manufacturer, Nampak, reported a loss of R390m down 132% compared to last year’s profit of R1.2bn (US$81.3m), according to its annual financial results for the year ended September 30, […]

Tiger Brands reports 17% decline in full year earnings despite growth in revenue

SOUTH AFRICA – Tiger Brands, JSE listed packaged food processor has reported a 17% decline in its headline earnings per share for the year ended 30 September 2019 to 1 349c, compared to 1 633c […]

Innscor’s first quarter revenue plunges amid tough economic conditions

ZIMBABWE – Innscor, manufacturer of consumer goods products in Zimbabwe has reported a decline in volumes in the first quarter ended September 30th owed to reduced consumer spending power and continual deterioration of macro-economic fundamentals. […]

Rhodes Food Group’s grows annual turnover by 8.5% to US$364.5m

SOUTH AFRICA – The Rhodes Food Group, South Africa’s leading manufacturer of canned fruit, jams and canned meat, upped its operating profit by 24.9% to R392.2m (US$26.4m) and headline earnings by 38% for the year […]

AB InBev pumps US$339m into its Nigerian subsidiary International Breweries

NIGERIA – Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) the parent company of International breweries has injected N123bn (US$339m) into the breweries operations, committing to participate fully in the new capital raising exercise. This follows the approval by […]

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 […]