To Press Releases listColombo, Sri Lanka,May 14, 2013
- Revenue of LKR 7,747 million, with a growth of 7%
- Net profit of LKR 914 million, mainly benefitting from a favourable exchange rate
- New product innovations in Q1 with the successful launches of Shaktigen and Nangrow
- Only food company to be ranked within LMDs top 10 most valuable brands in 2013
- Maggi voted ‘Food Brand of the Year’ and ‘Youth Food Brand of the Year’ at the SLIM-Nielsen People’s Awards 2013
- Awarded the Swarnadeepa Award 2012 for contribution to Sri Lanka’s agricultural sector
Nestlé Lanka PLC, the leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness company, posted a revenue of LKR 7,747 million for the first quarter of the year. Operating in challenging market conditions, the company delivered a revenue growth of LKR 6.7% and profit of LKR 914 million benefitting from stable raw material costs and favourable currency in the current year, whilst currency depreciation significantly impacted the comparative period.
The ‘Good Food, Good Life’ company continued to add to its product portfolio in Q1 2013 with the launch of Sri Lanka’s first ever milk based, glucose drink, Shaktigen, and with Nangrow, a super-premium Growing-Up-Milk for toddlers. The company also continued to expand its digital communication engagement with consumers via the launch of two more facebook pages; ‘Maggi Devilled Sri Lanka’ and ‘Nestlé Milkmaid Sweet Delights’.
Nestlé Lanka ended the first quarter of the year with a fair number of worthy accolades. It was the only food company to be ranked within LMDs top 10 most valuable brands in 2013. Further its food brand Maggi was voted by consumers as ‘Food Brand of the Year’ and ‘Youth Food Brand of the Year’ at the SLIM-Nielsen People’s Awards 2013. The company continued to be recognised for ‘Creating Shared Value’ and received the Swarnadeepa Award 2012 from Hon. W. J.M. Lokubandara, Governor of the Sabaragamuwa Province and former Speaker of Sri Lanka for significant contribution to Sri Lanka’s agricultural sector.
“2013 market conditions continue to be challenging but our people have persevered in delivering consistent, good results. Our product innovations continue to be relevant to local consumer needs and I’m proud to say that our ‘Creating Shared Value’ strategy creates joint benefit for Nestlé and society at every stage of our value chain. We continue to strive to make a difference to the lives of our all stakeholders with sustainable, responsible operations and safe food and beverages of the highest quality. Despite the many challenges, we remain cautiously optimistic.” said Ganesan Ampalavanar, Managing Director of Nestlé Lanka PLC.