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Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:31 AMNeville Graham - Business Reporter

Fresh from an industrial accident which saw flat profits, Salada Foods CEO Diana Blake-Bennett says her fears of further fallout have been realised from the imposition of a cess on green beans imported for its instant coffee business. For the six-...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:19 AMNeville Graham - Business Reporter

Integrated cannabis firm Epican is now rolling out its second store at a prime location along the Jimmy Cliff Boulevard in Montego Bay otherwise called the Hip Strip. Then later this year, it will add three more retail shops in Negril, Falmouth,...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:15 AMNeville Graham - Business Reporter

Clinton Reid took on his former employer, Jamaica National Building Society, JNBS, in a five-year battle, and won. But the 50-year-old chartered accountant says the $8.5 million award granted by the Industrial Disputes Tribunal, IDT, is cold...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:29 AMNeville Graham - Business Reporter

Jamaica’s most populous fast food enterprise KFC is about to get bigger, and its boss, Mark Myers, is looking to add new enticements to the product line up in its stores, possibly through a new franchise arrangement. Restaurants of Jamaica, ROJ,...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:15 AMNeville Graham - Business Reporter

Managing Director of EXIM Bank Jamaica Lisa Bell is looking to Government’s promise that funds from dormant ­accounts could find their way into the productive sector as low-interest loans. Industry, Commerce, and Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:22 AMNeville Graham - Business Reporter

Pulse Investments Chairman Kingsley Cooper says he’s harboured global ambitions ever since designing the Pulse logo 40 years ago. That yearning is to be realised with the launch of Pulse Global, he says. Key to the global push is a foray into...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:14 AMNeville Graham - Business Reporter

W orthy Park Estates is looking to rum for more revenue, saying its reputation as Jamaica’s most efficient estate is not enough to overcome changes in the sugar market that are driven by external events. In a continued tweak of its more than 300-...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:13 AMNeville Graham - Business Reporter

C OK Sodality Co-operative Credit Union is moving to shore up its capital base and finance a new core banking system by issuing a five-year deferred share offer to its membership that seeks to raise about $600 million. The year-long subscription...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:12 AMNeville Graham - Business Reporter

Pulse Investments Limited, which is listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, is seeking to secure a foothold in the African lifestyle market, and to that end has started running advertisements in its search for models on the continent. The model...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:16 AMNeville Graham - Business Reporter

Norbrook Equity Partners is working on a plan that aims to develop ice supply into a regional market. It starts with the $350 million that the investment holding company Norbrook and its joint-venture partners in Pure National Limited, PNL, are...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 12:18 AMNeville Graham - Business Reporter

With the commissioning of a 22-room boutique on the cusp of New Kingston and pending rollout of new suites at Villa Ronai, Pulse is looking to carve out more earnings for the leisure side of the company that is better known for models and fashion...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:34 AMNeville Graham - Business Reporter

Start-up investment outfit First Rock Capital Holdings Limited has raised $2.5 billion in equity capital from private investors, all of which it intends to pump as equity into various real estate ventures and other companies. First Rock, which...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:33 AMNeville Graham - Business Reporter

The roll-out of new products is paying off for pharmaceutical distributor Indies Pharma Jamaica, which grew sales by double digits, and then doubled its profits along the way in the January quarter. The profit outturn has displaced some of the...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:07 AMNeville Graham - Business Reporter

It was a bad year for KLE Group, some of which the entertainment company blamed on ongoing roadworks along Constant Spring corridor, where its prime money earner is based. KLE Group also faced administrative costs to get its franchise programme...

Published:Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 12:23 AMNeville Graham - Business Reporter

As credit unions creep slowly towards oversight by the central bank, which is now expected to take effect in July, the movement's umbrella group that acted as watchdog is trying to carve out a new direction for itself as a kind of consultant to the...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2019 | 12:29 AMNeville Graham - Business Reporter

As merchants and food establishments run out of their remaining inventory of plastic bags, the demand for alternative packaging is spiking, both in the form of paper and non-woven polypropylene, or NWPP, bags. Still, one maker of packaging, who...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2019 | 12:21 AMNeville Graham - Business Reporter

In a matter of months, Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited, SVREL, has gone through two CEOs in a tangible sign that the nascent company is still experiencing teething pains. In the rough and tumble world of horse racing, SVREL,...

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