Metcash in middle of reinvention

 In Australia, Metcash/IGA, NewZealand

THE grocery wholesaler Metcash Ltd ticked all the wrong boxes yesterday. It delivered a full-year profit that was below expectations, it announced plans to buy a non-core business and it decided to raise capital in a shabby equities market.

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To make matters worse Metcash is also feeling the increased financial heat from legacy deals – having to write off loans and investments in supermarket retail joint ventures.

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This is a company in the middle of an exercise in re-invention. But it’s a process that is being undertaken in a very difficult environment. Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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