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Company Profile

Pioneer Foods is a leader in the food and beverages industries in Southern Africa. The Group operates in South Africa and two other African countries and sells its products around the world. The Group’s core business is the production, distribution, marketing and selling of a diverse range of food, beverages and related products. The Group in its current form (after the merger between SASKO and Bokomo) was established in 1997 and listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (“JSE”) in 2008.

The Group has many world-class production facilities, producing a range of products that are loved in homes across South Africa. The Pioneer Foods brand portfolio includes trusted names like Weet-Bix, Liqui-Fruit, Ceres, SASKO, Safari, Spekko and White Star.

SASKO was renamed Essential Foods while Bokomo Foods and Ceres Beverages were consolidated into a single management structure as Groceries. The international portfolio is a well-established business boasting long-standing relationships in core export markets. This business was reorganised and made a stand-alone business, Pioneer Foods International (PFI), from 1 October 2014. The creation of PFI is just one more way we honed our focus on driving growth outside of South Africa.

Quantum Foods was unbundled from Pioneer Foods in October 2014 and is listed as a separate entity on the JSE.