I wasn't disappointed with the update I just felt it contained a lot of commentary as to what happened & smelt of well it wasn't our fault bla bla but as you can see 2nd half was much better. .but 1st half was shocking & yes it was your fault. You lost market share because of it. Same store growth wasn't there...growth is coming from new stores & another 80 or so to come next year. Eventually you saturate the market then operational costs eat into bottom line. Capitalist growth for growth sake...In most metropolitan areas you can in 5mins choose between 3-4 outlets..
Their push into Africa I can't get behind far too risky & how many home grown execs want to be seconded into Nigeria/Zambia(who've just confiscated a copper mine from Anglo's largest shareholder) or Angola...? Tiger Brands couldn't get their guys/gals to go sort out their Nigerian Dangote disaster.
The Christo Weise share saga still outstanding.
I agree New John with the corner superette idea.
I'm not against Shoprite I believe they're a fantastic company Maybe I just miss Whitey Basson's hand on the tiller, I doubt the new IT system bomb out would have been as big on his watch...?