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GraceKennedy Continues To Record Significant Growth In 2020

November 5, 2020

Revenues up J$9.09 billion or 11.8%; Profit before Tax up 51.5% In the release of its results for the third quarter of 2020, the GraceKennedy Group has announced significant improvements in its performance compared to the corresponding period last year, marked by considerable increases in revenues and net profit. For the three-month period ending September …


The Decade of Action Begins Now!

October 2, 2020

GK Foundation Lecturer Margaret Jones Williams underscores the importance of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030  [KINGSTON, JAMAICA – OCTOBER 2, 2020]  Reduction of poverty, access to education, improved health care, the empowerment of women, and access to water, are just a few of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the United Nations Development …


GK Foundation Partners with UNDP for Virtual Lecture on the Sustainable Development Goals

September 25, 2020

The GraceKennedy Foundation will partner this year with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to present its annual public lecture which will focus attention on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The lecture, which will take place on September 30 at 11:30 a.m. via Zoom, will be delivered by the United Nations Development Programme’s Deputy Resident …


GraceKennedy Announces Executive Changes, Effective October 1

GraceKennedy (GK) Group CEO Don Wehby has announced several senior management changes within the Group, which are set to come into effect on October 1, 2020. The Executive-level changes, Wehby explained, are in keeping with GK’s strategic vision which includes offering long term consumer and shareholder value, through a performance driven culture, sustainable growth and …


Margaret Jones Williams to Deliver 2020 GK Foundation Public Lecture Virtually

September 21, 2020

The GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) has announced that environment and development policy expert Dr Margaret Jones Williams, United Nations Development Programme’s Deputy Resident Representative for Suriname, will be the guest presenter at its 2020 public lecture which will be hosted virtually on September 30 starting at 11:30 a.m. EST. The annual lecture, which typically takes place …


GraceKennedy Foundation Challenges Jamaican Youth to BE THE CHANGE!

September 8, 2020

The GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) is challenging Jamaican youth to Be The Change in a new competition which highlights the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The GKF Be The Change Challenge will be launched on social media today, September 9, 2020 and is being staged in the weeks leading up to the Foundation’s annual public lecture on …


Carlton Alexander Bursary Awardees Get Back-to-School Boost at Virtual Ceremony

September 1, 2020

For the first time since the launch of the Carlton Alexander Memorial Bursaries 30 years ago, the GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) has announced the awards in a virtual ceremony. The Carlton Alexander Bursaries are awarded each year to children of GK Team Members attending secondary and tertiary institutions. Twenty-one students received the welcomed boost for the …


GraceKennedy Suspends Operations at Canning Plant Due to Covid-19 Confirmation; Contact Tracing Underway

August 28, 2020

GraceKennedy (GK) has announced the suspension of operations at its Grace Canning Plant in Kingston, following two confirmed cases of COVID-19 among its team members. The Ministry of Health has been advised and both team members who tested positive for COVID-19 are at home in isolation.


Greater Portmore High Takes Top Three Prizes at Boys Can Summer Competition

17-year old Rajae Hinds, a fifth form student from Greater Portmore High, has emerged winner of the Boys Can Summer Competition for his original song Coping with COVID-19. The competition took place under the Boys Can Mentoring Programme, an initiative delivered by the British Council in partnership with the Grace and Staff Community Development Foundation, …


Group CEO, Don Wehby Independence/Emancipation Message

August 1, 2020

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GraceKennedy Half Year Revenues Up J$5 Billion Or 9.8%; Profit Before Tax Up 53.2% Over Prior Year Period

July 30, 2020

In its unaudited results for the six months ended June 30, 2020, the GraceKennedy (GK) Group is announcing a second straight quarter of growth. The Group realized revenues of J$56.5 billion, an increase of J$5 billion or 9.8% compared to the corresponding period last year, and a 53.2% improvement in profit before tax to J$4.5 …


Steven Whittingham appointed Head of Digital Transformation

July 23, 2020

The GraceKennedy (GK) Group has announced the appointment of Steven Whittingham as its new Head of Digital Transformation, effective August 1, 2020. The role will see Mr Whittingham assuming leadership of GK’s digital transformation strategy, guided by GK’s new Digital Transformation Steering Committee. The Steering Committee will be chaired by GK Group CEO, Don Wehby, …


GraceKennedy Signs World-Class Sprinter Briana Williams as Newest GK Foods Ambassador

July 8, 2020

GraceKennedy (GK) Group CEO, Don Wehby, has announced that GK Foods has signed sprinter Briana Williams as its newest Brand Ambassador, effective July 1, 2020. The National Under 20 Record Holder will represent the GK Foods brand locally, as well in the regional and international markets, over the next three years.


Canopy Insurance Performing Above Expectations

June 25, 2020

Number of Members Covered By Canopy 43% Above Projections A little over a year after announcing a joint venture between the GraceKennedy and the Musson Group to enter the group health and life insurance market under the brand name Canopy, GraceKennedy Group CEO, Don Wehby is signaling GraceKennedy’s confidence in its Canopy investment.


GK Group CEO Rallies Jamaican Diaspora to Reimagine Engagement for a Stronger and More Resilient Post- COVID Jamaica

June 16, 2020

In addition to expressing his gratitude to members of the Jamaican Diaspora for their consistent support to Jamaica during the COVID-19 crisis, GraceKennedy Group CEO, Senator Don Wehby has issued a passionate plea and has made several suggestions as to how the diaspora can engage with Jamaica to help the country emerge stronger and more …


GraceKennedy Q1 Profit Before Tax Up 50% Over Prior Year Period

May 14, 2020

Revenues Up 11.3% or $2.93 Billion over Prior Year Period While classifying the first quarter of this year as a period of great uncertainty, the GraceKennedy Group is announcing that results for the period have been the highest in recent times. For the three months ended March 31, 2020, the Group achieved revenues of J$28.85 …


Grace Foods (USA) LLC to Provide Assistance with Food to over 5,000 persons Over the Next Three Months

May 6, 2020

As the GraceKennedy Group plays its part through its businesses worldwide in the COVID-19 response, GraceKennedy Foods (USA) LLC has teamed up with Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and Jamaica Consul General Alison Roach-Wilson to provide assistance with food to over 5,000 persons in need.


The GraceKennedy Foundation to Provide J$20 Million in Scholarships to Tertiary Students

April 30, 2020

Applications open May 1  The GraceKennedy Foundation will, on May 1, open the period for scholarship applications for local university students for the 2020/21 academic year. The period closes on July 15, 2020. Over J$20 million in scholarships will be provided.


GraceKennedy Foundation contributes $2M to the PSOJ COVID-19 Jamaica Response Fund to support the work of the Citizen’s Response Group

The GraceKennedy Foundation has donated J$2 million to the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) and Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS) COVID-19 Jamaica Response Fund, a multi-sectoral partnership, mobilizing and distributing resources towards the protection and welfare of the citizens of Jamaica primarily through two key areas – food security and health services.


The GraceKennedy Foundation Announces the Cancellation of the 2020 GK Birthright Programme as a Result of the Covid-19 Pandemic

April 22, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the GraceKennedy Foundation is announcing the cancellation of the 2020 GraceKennedy Jamaican Birthright Programme, which was slated to host four university students from the United States, Canada and the UK, for a six week internship in Jamaica, starting at the end of June 2020.