Food manufacturer and wholesaler Allatini has posted a pre-tax profit of €537,000 (US$490,000) for the first six months of 2001.

This represents a dramatic increase from the €5,000 recorded in the same period last year.

Allatini’s turnover during the H1 meanwhile fell to €14.9m from €15.2m, and consolidated loss fell to €886,000 from the €1.7m recorded in H1 2000.