19 March 1999
Geest lifts profits 15% in 1998

GEEST, the chilled foods group, lifted profits 15% to £28.1 million in 1998 as it continued to benefit the disposal of its banana business three years ago.

The group, which has undergone wide-ranging restructuring, said its prepared salads, soups, sauces and pasta market was set for strong growth in 1999.

Turnover from continuing businesses was up 14% at £474.4m.

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