- New Zealand’s annual food prices for December 2021 surpassed that of the previous year by 4.5%.
- Seeka announces paying a dividend worth 0.13 cps next month.
- My Food Bag Group appoints a new Chief Supply Chain Officer.
As per the latest release of Stats NZ, the country’s annual food prices jumped by 4.5%, which is the highest rise over 10 years.
The yearly food costs have witnessed a hike owing to a surge in tomato prices.
It is noted that tomato prices have nearly doubled between December 2020 and December 2021, with an increase of almost 99%.
However, the higher tomato prices were counterbalanced by relatively low prices of kiwifruit, avocados and kumara.
That said, this article will cover the four popular food stocks worth investing in this year.
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Seeka Limited (NZX:SEK)
Seeka Limited has recently announced rewards for its shareholders by paying an FY21 dividend of NZ$0.13 per share.
On 23 February, the said dividend would be distributed, the record date is 28 January.
Further, SEK has revealed that early next month, it is likely to complete the acquisition by the amalgamation of New Zealand Fruits Limited.
On 21 January, at the end of the trading session, Seeka gained by 0.19% at NZ$5.280.
Cooks Global Foods Limited (NZX:CGF)
Cooks Global Foods Limited last month issued new ordinary shares after the closure of CGF’s rights issue.
The said capital raising was supported by both the existing shareholders as well as new investors and has been utilised to strengthen the Company’s balance sheet and cost reduction.
On 21 January, at the end of the trading session, Cooks Global Foods traded flat at NZ$0.031.
My Food Bag Group Limited (NZX:MFB)
My Food Bag Group Limited a few days back appointed Paul Kelly as its Chief Supply Chain Officer.
Paul would head MFB’s operations, procurement and logistics teams and will also be joining the Group’s senior leadership team.
He will take charge of his new position from 14 March onwards.
On 21 January, at the end of the trading session, My Food Bag Group declined by 0.88% at NZ$1.130.
Burger Fuel Group Limited (NZX:BFG)
Burger Fuel Group Limited had released its six-month results ended 30 September 2021, wherein it posted an increased NPAT of NZ$404,525, up 12.7% on pcp.
Also, its group operating revenue grew by 15.8% when compared to the last year’s NZ$9.4 million, majorly on account of overall increased sales and additional revenue due to the opening up of a new store in Takapuna.
Further, BFG boasts a strong balance sheet position with zero debts and cash reserves of NZ$6.8 million towards the end of the reporting period and, at the same time, will continue to review opportunities for developing its existing brands.
On 21 January, at the end of the trading session, Burger Fuel Group fell by 2.86% at NZ$0.34.
Irrespective of the increase in prices of food, households tend to spend more money on the same owing to its essential nature.