AUSTRALIA: Foodland reports 19.8% rise in five-month profit
Australian supermarket group Foodland has reported a 19.8% rise in profit for the first five months of the financial year, helped by acquisitions and the strengthening value of the New Zealand dollar. The company also posted a 47% rise in second-quarter sales, which was more or less in line with expectations following Foodland's acquisition of Action supermarkets in Queensland and Woolworths New Zealand.
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