- Dairy Farm International has reported that underlying profit attributable to shareholders for the six months to 30 June increased by 6% to $211m, compared to $199m for the same period in 2016.

Combined total sales, including 100% of associates and joint ventures, were up 3% to $10.4bn, up from $10.1bn last year.

Ben Keswick, Chairman, said: "Solid profit growth was achieved in the first half despite lower sales seen in the Group's supermarkets and hypermarkets operations. While the outlook for the remainder of the year is expected to remain challenging for the supermarket and hypermarket activities in Southeast Asia, the Group's other businesses continue to make steady progress."

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