THE GHOST TRAIN
THE FINANCE GHOST: Will the bells jingle for South African retailers this December?
Retailers must be sending sackloads of letters to Santa this year as they look to bounce back from a grim 2023
One of my core beliefs coming into this year was that the retail sector would underperform the industrials sector. I wish I could point you towards two local indices to help us measure the accuracy of this view, but the JSE doesn’t have a retail index (which I find odd) and the industrials index is basically the polony of the market, filled with things that didn’t fit anywhere else.
Whenever I think of an industrial business, I’m imagining a manufacturing facility that produces and sells a tangible product. Or, if not doing heavy production, it should at least be a distribution and after-sales support operation akin to a group such as Invicta Holdings...
Would you like to comment on this article?
Sign up (it's quick and free) or sign in now.
Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.