Famous Brands achieves 6th place in Financial Mail’s Top Companies 2008
FAMOUS BRANDS LIMITED
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1969/004875/06)
Share code: FBR ISIN code: ZAE000053328
Chief operating officer Kevin Hedderwick has used his extensive experience in brand management, not least at SAB Ltd, to position Famous Brands (the former Steers) to survive the consumer downturn – when there will be less disposable cash for takeaway food. Observers also believe that quality takeaways are no longer seen as a luxury. Offshore, the SA management’s way of doing things is being applied to the Wimpy franchise in the UK, where there is huge potential for growth.
FINANCIAL MAIL – TOP COMPANIES 2008
Notes to editors:
The Group’s brand portfolio includes Steers (524], Wimpy including UK (642), Debonairs Pizza (315), FishAways (112), Mugg & Bean (108), tashas (6), House of Coffees (19), Brazilian/Brazilian Café (48), Blacksteer (12), Giramundo (6), Keg (27) and McGinty’s (5), Vovo Telo (3) and O’Hagan’s (26).The Group also manufactures and supplies its franchisees and the retail trade with a wide range of meat, sauce, bakery, ice cream, fruit juice and mineral water products.