1. Chocs away for Lindt Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Sprüngli said last week it expected organic sales to grow 5%-7% this year, in line with midterm targets, as it works to improve the performance of its North American unit. Chocolate makers are grappling with saturated European and US markets and a trend towards healthier snacking, but Lindt is growing faster than its peers as it taps new markets in Asia and Africa and expands its own retail network. 2. Who’s the Boss now? German fashion house Hugo Boss said it expected its operating profit to rise faster than sales in 2019, predicting strong momentum in its online business and Asia. Known for its men’s suits, Hugo Boss has introduced more casual and sportswear styles to appeal to a younger audience and has invested heavily in its online offer after a bid to go upmarket backfired a few years ago. 3. A Mini Brexit exit? BMW could consider moving Mini production out of Britain in the event of a disorderly Brexit, board member Peter ...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now