Those interims from Anglovaal Industries Limited, about which you’ve been idly wondering as you contemplate the gentle movement of ice in your scotch and soda down at the Long Bar at the Illovo, you captain of industry, you. Turnover up a solid 11% to R4.89 billion, and operating profit up 8% to 921millions of ZAR, with HEPS up 8% also. Snackworx was the star performer, with Entyce hot on its heels, and Africa, a recent area of focus, deserves a more than honourable mensh, growing revenue 15.7% and operating profit 18.3%. I&J sadly, was hit by increased fishing costs, an occupational hazard these days among those who go down to the sea in ships and find it no longer as teeming as they once did. And once again, if you like shoes, and we’re not saying we don’t, ahem, you’ll love AVI, who seem to have a more than passing interest in the industry, and that pleasingly rewarded these past six months.
Comment: We do like a handsomely shod supplier, when we can get one.