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Professor Lila Rao-Graham appointed GraceKennedy S. Carlton Alexander Chair

The GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Lila Rao-Graham of the Mona School of Business and Management, as the new holder of the GraceKennedy S. Carlton Alexander Chair in Management Studies at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona.

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876 Spring Water is the Official Hydration Partner of Elite Performance Track Club

GraceKennedy signs two-year sponsorship agreement with track club in support of sports development in Jamaica GraceKennedy (GK) has announced that it has signed a two-year sponsorship agreement with the Elite Performance Track Club, making its 876 Spring Water brand the official hydration partner of the Jamaican track club.

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GraceKennedy Increases Its Stake In Catherine’s Peak

On the anniversary of its 101st year in business, GraceKennedy (GK) Limited has announced that it has come to an agreement with Spike Industries Limited to increase its stake in Catherine’s Peak Bottling Company Limited, owner of the Catherine’s Peak pure spring water brand, from 35% to 70%.

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GraceKennedy Launches New Solar Energy Project

GraceKennedy’s Foods Division has broken ground for a new solar power system at its Grace Food Processors (GFP) Meats manufacturing facility in Savanna-la-mar, Westmoreland. Two liquefied natural gas (LNG) engines will also be installed as part of the project.

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Jamaican market not affected by the recall of a batch of Grace Chicken Vienna Sausages in the Northeast USA

GraceKennedy (GK) has confirmed that Jamaica is not impacted by the recall of a batch of its Grace Chicken Vienna Sausages announced by Conagra Brands Inc. in the Northeast US market. Grace’s vienna sausages which are distributed in Jamaica, are manufactured in Jamaica.

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GraceKennedy Foundation Hosts Inaugural Health & Wellness Seminar for University Students

Over 200 Jamaican university students turned out last Thursday, January 26, 2023, for the inaugural Making the A Grade Health and Wellness Seminar, hosted by the GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Campus.

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GraceKennedy engages Nasdaq to support the build out of its ESG Programme

GraceKennedy has engaged Nasdaq to support the development of its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) programme.

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HI-LO OPENS NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART SUPERMARKET IN NEGRIL

Hi-Lo Food Stores has officially opened its new state-of-the-art supermarket at the Boardwalk Shopping Village on Norman Manley Boulevard in Negril. The newest Hi-Lo store replaces the supermarket chain’s previous location on Negril’s West End and represents a J$400 million investment in the town.

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GRACEKENNEDY RELAUNCHES INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

GraceKennedy (GK) has re-launched its internship programme, which provides employment opportunities to recent Jamaican university graduates, with no prior work experience.

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Winning Gracefully

GraceKennedy wins JSE’s Best Practices Governor General’s Award for Excellence for second consecutive year For the second consecutive year, the GraceKennedy (GK) Group was the proud winner of the Governor General’s Award for Excellence at the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Best Practices Awards for 2021. The prestigious award honours the listed company which consistently upholds …

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100 Acts of Grace

In celebration of 100th anniversary GraceKennedy gives back over J$180 million In celebration of its 100th anniversary this year the GraceKennedy (GK) Group is delivering 100 Acts of Grace. The corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative has already seen 90 of GK’s targeted 100 Acts of Grace being completed, including cash and in-kind donations, scholarships, bursaries, tree planting projects and beach cleanups. …

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GRACEKENNEDY GOES SOLAR

New Energy Policy launched in keeping with Company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Agenda The new Hi-Lo Food Stores (Hi-Lo) location in Negril, Westmoreland, and the Grace Agro-Processors (GAP) Plant in Denbigh, Clarendon are the latest facilities in the GraceKennedy (GK) Group to ‘go solar’. Both locations have installed solar power grid-tied systems with a …

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GraceKennedy Limited Investor Briefing – November 21, 2022

A video stream from GraceKennedy’s Investors’ Briefing held on November 21, 2022, to discuss the company’s 2022 third quarter financial results can be accessed below:

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GRACEKENNEDY REVENUES UP 12.2% OR J$11.7 BILLION, RESULTING IN PRE-TAX PROFITS OF J$7.7 BILLION

GraceKennedy Limited (GK) has released its financial results for the nine months ended September 30, 2022. For the period, GK recorded strong top-line growth, realising revenues of J$107.4 billion, an increase of 12.2% or J$11.7 billion over the corresponding period in 2021.

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GraceKennedy Investor Briefing – November 21, 2022

Don Wehby, Group Chief Executive Officer, GraceKennedy Limited invites you to a virtual investor briefing to discuss the third quarter 2022 financial results of the GraceKennedy Group on Monday, November 21, 2022. The briefing will be hosted online via Zoom at 2:30 pm (Eastern Standard Time) (-5 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)).

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GK FOUNDATION AWARDS OVER J$24M IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO JAMAICAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Eighty-nine university students attending the University of the West Indies (UWI), University of Technology (Utech), Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMC), Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) and Northern Caribbean University (NCU) have been awarded scholarships valued at over J$24 million by the GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) for the 2022/23 academic year. The presentations …

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GraceKennedy Stalwarts to Deliver 34th Annual Lecture

The GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) has announced that its 34th annual lecture titled A Century of Excellence. GraceKennedy’s Recipe for Success. will be presented on Thursday, October 20 at the Jamaica Conference Centre and will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the GraceKennedy Group.

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GK FOUNDATION, VOLUNTEERS REMOVE OVER 37,000 POUNDS OF GARBAGE FROM THE KINGSTON HARBOUR

The restoration of the Kingston Harbour has been a long-standing area of focus for the GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF). Accordingly, each year the Foundation coordinates beach clean-ups along the Kingston Harbour coastline. This year, GKF’s annual clean-up series took place on September 10 and 17 respectively.

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GK FOUNDATION CEO TO SPEAK AT GLOBAL ISLAND SUMMIT ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Chief Executive Officer of the GraceKennedy Foundation, Mrs. Caroline Mahfood will be a featured speaker at this year’s Island Innovation Virtual Island Summit. The zero-carbon conference takes place over seven days, from September 26th to October 2nd, 2022, with participants from 100+ island communities, including the Arctic, Caribbean, Europe, Indian Ocean, Pacific Islands and South …

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APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2023 GRACEKENNEDY BIRTHRIGHT SUMMER INTERNSHIP

GraceKennedy (GK) has announced that applications are now open for its 2023 Jamaican Birthright Summer Internship Programme. The application period will run from September 1 to November 30, 2022.

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