Best Cut Foods
Best Cut contains all the food processing business units of the Group which business units include an abattoir operation, biltong plant, processed meat factory and wholesale operation supplying the catering industry.
Abattoir – the only abattoir in the Empangeni area that can provide fresh meat to the area.
Wholesale – one of two operators in the Empangeni and Richards Bay area, growth is expected to exceed that of the competition given a dedicated source of meat from the groups own feedlot. The wholesale operation is well positioned for acquiring new customers in the Richards Bay and the Durban areas. The wholesale operation also supplies the catering industry and has customers such as Royal-Sechaba, Fedics Mandate.
Food processing – the food processing business is experiencing a growth phase due to demand for higher quality products in the lower income market. The success is based on the quality standards being maintained in terms of the product and close relationships and communication with customers meaning that everything is done to meet their demands due to a culture of service delivery and flexibility.
Best Cut produces a wide range of processed meats products that include a sandwich selection, ready to eat beef selection, smoked sausages and polony, bacon, salami and hams.
This subsidiary supplies its choice products to a growing list of retail stores that includes Checkers Hypers Stores, Shoprite Holdings Limited, Boxer Superstores (Pty) Limited, CBW Holdings, Rhino Cash and Carry (Pty) Limited, Power Spar Group, Renckens Spar Group, and Jock Morison (Pty) Limited amongst others.
The meat processing factory is responsible for the largest contribution to profits in this subsidiary, and is in an excellent growth phase due to underlying positive market growth in the local stores market groups being targeted with its product range. Its operations are situated in Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal.