Retail Food Group recently hit a turning point of 2,500 outlets crosswise over Australia and abroad, with brands including Brumby’s Bakery, Crust Pizza and Pizza Capers, seven times a greater number of stores than the 327 outlets it had 10 years back.
Under Managing director Tony Alford, RFG has been gobbling up cafes and chains to end up Australia’s biggest proprietor of retail sustenance establishments.
Its latest acquisitions – Gloria Jean’s, Cafe2U and Di Bella Coffee – essentially livened up the gathering’s income in the principal portion of the 2015/16 financial year.
Mr Alford denoted his twentieth commemoration with the organization, including 17 years as its boss, with news that he will venture down on July 1.
He will remain a non-official chief, and RFG’s establishment CEO Andre Nell will take control.
Mr Nell’s authority will concentrate on household and global development of the gathering’s present brands, instead of proceeding with a forceful acquisitions program.
“Our center will be on our current business,” he told AAP.
“Acquisitions still shape part of the procedure however it is not the center part of the system.”
Mr Nell was general chief of Michel’s Patisserie when RFG purchased that business in 2007.
RFG’s half year net benefit rose 34 per cent to $28.9 million, as Gloria Jean’s, Cafe2U and Di Bella Coffee surpassed desires.
The trio as of now makes up around 42 per cent of RFG’s aggregate profit.
The gathering said despite everything it anticipates that entire year benefit will ascend by around 20 per cent.
Shares in Retail Food Group dropped 13 pennies, or 2.9 per cent, to $4.29.