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Famous Brands honours top performing suppliers

Famous Brands recently hosted the Group‟s annual Supplier of the Year Awards at a glittering gala dinner at Vilamoura restaurant in Sandton. The Awards are held to pay tribute to the Group‟s top performing suppliers across a range of categories, namely: Specialist, Integrated, Distribution, Packaging, Dry Goods, Perishables and Development. Nominees are selected via a […]

Ground-breaking BEE owner-driver programme launched

In a first for the foodservice industry, Famous Brands (JSE code: FBR) has launched a Black Economic Empowerment owner-driver initiative aimed at developing entrepreneurs. The programme, which has been under construction for the past year, is the product of extensive input from industry experts, and is based on compelling financial rationale for both the company […]

Scintillating results and Hedderwick appointed as CEO

FAMOUS BRANDS LIMITED (Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa) (Registration number 1969/004875/06) Share code: FBR ISIN code: ZAE000053328 (“Famous Brands”) Revenue up 8% to R1.7 billion (2009: R1.5 billion) Operating profit up 17% to R305 million (2009: R262 million) Headline earnings per share up 29% to 206 cents (2009: 159 cents) Cash generated by […]

Famous Brands adds the Blacksteer and Bulldog Trademarks to its brand

Famous Brands Limited (“Famous Brands”) is pleased to announce that its bid to acquire the trademarks and franchise agreements of Black Steer Restaurants and Bulldogs Pubs, previously owned by Black Steer Holdings (Pty) Limited (Black Steer), currently in liquidation, has been accepted. As the transaction is not material to Famous Brands, the value of the […]

Famous Brands delivers in tough trading environment

FAMOUS BRANDS LIMITED (Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa) (Registration number 1969/004875/06) Share code: FBR ISIN code: ZAE000053328 (“Famous Brands”) Revenue increase – 14% to R811 million (2008: R715 million) Operating profit increase – 13% to R140 million (2008: R124 million) Headline earnings per share increase – 16% to 93 cents (2008: 80 cents) […]

South Africa’s Famous Brands builds a commanding position at home

With more than US$450 million in annual sales, South Africa’s Famous Brands has become a major player in South African consumer foodservice, while emerging as one of the few operators with a significant presence in sub- Saharan Africa. Though fellow South African chain Nando’s draws more headlines internationally, its sales remain just one-fifth those of […]