Monterrey / MX. (dj) Mexican corn flour and tortilla maker Gruma S.A.B. de C.V. said in a statement it made a net profit of 45 million MXN in the third quarter, compared with a 1,77 billion MXN loss a year ago brought about by derivatives losses.
Battle Creek / MG. (kc) Kellogg Company reported Q3/2009 financial results that included strong internal net sales and internal operating profit growth. Third quarter net earnings were 361 million USD, a six percent increase from last year´s third quarter 342 million USD.
Charlotte / NC. (li) Lance Inc. announced record net revenues for the third quarter 2009 of 234,9 million USD, an increase of four percent compared with Q3/2008 net revenues of 225,6 million USD.
Toronto / CA. (cb) Canada Bread Company Limited reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009. Net earnings increased 27,0 percent to 25,1 million CAD compared to 19,7 million CAD last year.
Gland / CH. (wwf) The majority of European palm oil buyers are failing to buy certified sustainable palm oil, despite its availability and the previous commitments by many companies to purchase it, according to a first assessment by the World Wildlife Fund.
Diemen / NL. (csm) CSM N.V. substantially improved Q3/2009 EBITA compared to last year. The increase was the result of more stable sales volumes in combination with a recovery in margins and strict expense control, the company said in a Trading Update.
St. Louis / MO. (pbc) Panera Bread Company reported that its profit for the third quarter 2009 increased from the previous year quarter helped by higher revenues and improved margins.
Braunschweig / DE. (nag) German Nordzucker AG, Europe´s second largest sugar producer, is expanding its sales activities in the Irish market and has acquired Greencore´s 50 percent shareholding in SugarPartners as of immediate effect.
Aberlour on Spey / UK. (div) Sales broke the 100 million GBP mark at Walkers Shortbread Limited, allowing the Scottish biscuit maker increase its pre-tax profits by 20,5 percent to 7,9 million GBP in 2008.
Camberwell / AU. (bd) Australian Bakers Delight has been awarded the ‘Franchisor Social Responsibility Award’ at the Franchise Council of Australia MYOB Excellence in Franchising Awards, held at the 2009 FCA Gala Awards Dinner in Perth.