Tivall Group of Companies, a subsidiary of Osem-Nestle Israel, increased the group's sales revenues in 2001 by 12%, according to chairman Gezy Kaplan. Kaplan said that the group's revenues in 2001 amounted to NIS581m (US$123.6m) compared with NIS5i6m (US$109.7 m) in 2000. Tivall is the country's leading manufacturer of soy-based vegetarian meals, and following the foot and mouth and BSE diseases in Europe, sales soared both in Europe and in North America.