Sligro Beheer N.V. saw its net profit after tax and amortisation of goodwill increase by 35.6% to â‚¬ 13.0 million in the first half of 2002. Turnover rose by 8.4% to â‚¬ 602.2 million. Organic growth in turnover amounted to 5%.
All the core group activities â€“ Sligro, Van Hoeckel Grootverbruik, Prisma Food Retail and EM-TÃ‰ â€“ made a positive contribution to the improvements in turnover and profit. The consolidation includes eight weeks´ figures for the recently acquired EM-TÃ‰ supermarkets. Turnover and net profit at EM-TÃ‰ are above expectations.
Gross margin rose from 15.1% to 16.2% of turnover. As well as the consolidation of EM-TÃ‰, this resulted from good margin management and the stronger position of Superunie, the purchasing co-operative, which includes Sligro´s retail purchasing activities.
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