Grupo Herdez reports second quarter 2018 results

Mexico City, Mexico, July 26, 2018 – Grupo Herdez, S.A.B. de C.V. (“Grupo Herdez” or the “Company”) (MSE: HERDEZ) today announced results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2018.

“Our strength in commercial execution allowed us to lever a strong June month which drove our performance in the second quarter,” “The adjustments made in the past years in anticipation of today’s market uncertainties continue to strengthen our leadership position,”he added.

Said Héctor Hernández-Pons Torres, chairman and chief executive officer at Grupo Herdez.

Highlights for the quarter:

  • Consolidated net sales increased by 7.0 percent to MXN 5,217 million due to volume growth in Preserves and Exports divisions.
  • Consolidated EBIT and EBITDA margins expanded 80 and 50 basis points to 14.9 and 17.4 percent, respectively.
  • Consolidated net income totaled MXN 665 million, 54.0 percent higher than the same quarter in 2017, with margin growth of 3.9 percentage points to 12.8 percent.


  • 2020: We launched the first edition of Semillero Nutrisa. Together with Nutrisa and the Victoria147 business academy for women, we invited women entrepreneurs to participate in a training program to improve the management of their businesses and have the potential to become part of our supply chain.

We established our first technological alliance with Google, which will allow us to accelerate the digital transformation of Grupo Herdez through the use of Google Cloud Platform tools such as BigQuery ML, Looker, among others.

Through the Herdez® brand and Aires de Campo® we joined the “Sowing a New Normality” initiative, promoted by the civil society organizations Ríos Tarango and Ectágono, which aims to increase the vegetation cover of the environmentally valuable area Barranca de Tarango.

  • 2021: We developed the Group’s second proprietary e-commerce platform, with the Nutrisa® online store.

We updated the apps through which we manage the loyalty programs of our retail brands, Cielito Querido Café® and Nutrisa®, improving our customers’ in-store experience.

During the year, 15 formulas had their nutritional profile strengthened by reducing some critical added nutrients (sugars, sodium and saturated fats).

  • 2022: We expanded our capabilities into new categories through the acquisition of Interdeli and Deli, Dips & Snacks. Integrating brands such as Libanius, Flaveur, Liguria and Señor Cactus into our portfolio.

We Issued the first sustainability bond through which we
committed to a 25% reduction in our water consumption.

Together with our partner McCormick & Company, Inc. we
brought the most iconic Mexican cuisine to the tables of the United Kingdom
through meal kits, sauces and condiments under the Herdez® brand.
  In less than a year, we obtained a 5.5% shelf
share in the Tesco supermarket chain.

We consolidated the integration of Chilim Balam® into retail brands, a leading brand in the snack segment