PODCAST | 2022 consumer trends that businesses need to keep a close eye on

Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by David Makovah, CEO of business education platform Mr Mak Learning

Choppies increases profit but still faces debt burden

Company didn’t declare a dividend, citing economic uncertainty and efforts to rebuild the business

Libstar in deal to sell consumer goods division as it doubles down on food

The food manufacturer aims to focus on its core food offerings, which generate more than 90% of revenue

Massmart may need to sell more assets after heavy loss, say analysts

Damage and closure of stores put pressure on a retailer that was already struggling to return to profit

Truworths hikes its dividend after record operating profit

Growth remains weak in SA but green shoots are showing in the retailer’s UK business

Nestlé warns profitability may drop as inflation bites

CEO Mark Schneider says world’s largest food and beverage company isn’t immune to soaring cost inflation

Reckitt warns on ‘unprecedented inflationary environment’

Group joins a growing list of consumer goods companies — including Nestlé and Unilever —voicing concern over surging input prices

Loop Mission saving the world, one mango at a time

The company buys unwanted fruit and makes it into juice

PIC doubles its stake in Dis-Chem

Public Investment Corporation  lifts its stake from 5% to 10%

Irish banks give Spar the cold shoulder in its bid to raise debt for Poland drive

Wholesaler needs more capital and to fund new software rollout as well as expansion in Eastern Europe

Spar to take on Pick n Pay and Checkers with delivery app in Joburg

Spar says trading conditions in SA are challenging because of high unemployment, constrained consumers and ‘aggressive competitors’

Spur flags doubling of earnings as Covid-19 recovery continues

Group franchise sales up 28.3% in six months to end-December but still tenth below pre-pandemic levels

Ninety One says no to Heineken’s ‘unfair’ offer for Distell

Asset manager will vote against buyout offer, but deal still poised to get over the line

NEWS ANALYSIS: Spar finds Poland tough going but is making progress

The pandemic has had a hand in setbacks delaying the retailer’s foray into the fast-growing East European market

Shoprite expects spike in earnings of at least 20%

Shoprite continues to be a market leader in SA, growing far more than other retailers have

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