This week we follow on with two more investment themes set to perform in the new economic reality, which will evolve post Covid 19 lockdowns.
• Alcohol & Tobacco
These are seen as defensive sectors and have been known to perform better than food in times of recession. The relaxation of alcohol sales by some countries in the SADC region from the beginning of June should see s... ››› more
To think that just five years ago, if you mentioned anything about cannabis, marijuana or weed, it was a major taboo and they might have thought you were a druggie or a drug dealer.
Fast forward to today and already it's become not only a legal industry, as of the end of 2018, but also, it's become a multi-billion dollar industry world-wide.
In fact, there are major developments for cannab... ››› more
Curro Holdings focuses on developing, managing and developing schools throughout South Africa. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: Curro Holdings Limited
Short name: Curro
Sector: Retail – general retailers
Five top facts about Curro Holdings
Curro Holdings employs around 3,600 people across its operations. The company p... ››› more
Across the world, the most popular treat is chocolate. Loved by young and old, there are few who don't enjoy tucking into a bar.
But could the days of plentiful chocolate be numbered?
Demand for chocolate is on the rise, yet supply of the cacao bean used to make it is dwindling. And with drought and disease playing havoc with crops, a shortfall could be less than five years away.
Let's ta... ››› more
Earlier today, Distell released its results for the year to June. And the results were good. The company saw all the important numbers rise. Let's take a closer look at what the results reveal…
Distell, a South African alcoholic beverages company, managed to raise “its revenue by 11.9%,” reports Fin24. That brings revenue for the year to R15.9 billion.
And despite a slowdown in the glob... ››› more
“The Association for Responsible Alcohol Use (ARA) has hit back at the health department's proposed ban on alcohol beverage advertisements,” reports The Citizen. And, when you look at the ARA's case, it's easy to see why: The effects banning alcohol ads will have for the South African economy are devastating!
Last year, The Department of Health (DoH) proposed a total ban on advertising spon... ››› more
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