SGX mainboard-listed Food Empire Holdings Ltd, a food and beverage manufacturer, is pleased to announce that it has achieved a significant 75.3% jump in its Group Profit After Tax to nearly $3.9 million for the first six months ended June 30, 2001. The Profit came on the back of a 41.2% increase in Group Turnover to $33.4 million compared to the corresponding interim period in FY2000. At the operating level, the Group's Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortisation, grew 57.9% to about $5.3 million. Group Profit Before Tax was up 60.8% to $5.9 million.