Original article by Sue Mitchell
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 19 : 3-Nov-20
Independent supermarket retailer Ritchies has advised that its pre-tax profit for the 12 months ending June rose 98 per cent to $37.7 million. Net profit was up 79 per cent to $24.9 million, while sales increased by 14.7 per cent to $1.25 billion. CEO Fred Harrison said COVID-19 had helped bring about its better result, but he believes Ritchies was already on the improve before the pandemic hit. Harrison reaffirmed that he had no plans to exercise a put option to sell Ritchies to grocery, liquor and hardware wholesaler Metcash, which owns 26 per cent of Ritchies.
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