Israeli confectionery company Elite Industries has announced a slight decline in first-quarter profits despite an 11.6% rise in revenue. Elite, which also makes coffee products, reported a 7% fall in first-quarter net profit to NIS24.3m (US$5.5m), reported Globes. Elite International, the company's overseas division, posted a 30% rise in first-quarter revenue to NIS257m and an operating loss of NIS8.7m, compared with a loss of NIS9.6m a year earlier.