New stores boost sales for Sheng Siong Group

South East Asia .
New stores boost sales for Sheng Siong Group

Singapore supermarket chain Sheng Siong Group has reported a 1.4 per cent year-on-year rise in net profit to S$70.5 million for 2018. Revenue, gross profit and gross margin all improved in both the final quarter and full year, but they were offset by a reduction in other income and higher operating expenses. Government statistics show sales in supermarkets across the city state shrank during the year, but Sheng Siong Group said it was able to mitigate that with new stores, its revenue rising 7.4 per cent for the year.

The company’s gross margin increased to 26.8 per cent, from 26.2 per cent, mainly because of better buying prices, higher rebates from suppliers for special promotions and volume discounts, improvement in efficiency in the central distribution centre and higher mix of fresh versus non-fresh offerings.

https://www.retailnews.asia/new-stores-boost-sales-for-sheng-siong-group/

 

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