Banking, RetailMarch 14, 2017

eCommerce: When Stanbic makes First Mover
As I watched the address by Stanbic’s technical speaker at their Tuesday 14th June event at their modern training center, I could not help but feel proud of what my preferred corporate bank had endeavored into. It may be the fine red wine that was being served or the cocktail food that was delicious but […]

Agriculture, Retail, Zambeef Products PlcMarch 6, 2017

ZAMBEEF – 2016 Half Year Review
As the 2016 Zambian presidential election results strolled in, many of our readers were busy tucking into Zambeef’s products. The quality of their products resonates with their 2016 half year performance. What stood out from the interim report is how well the vertically integrated company performed operationally. They continue to focus on their core business […]

Footwear, Zambia Bata Shoe PlcJuly 7, 2016

Bata By Choice: Value becomes Elusive for the Shoe Maker
I recall the time when I was a young lad and my parents would get me the black Batas that would last me an entire school year. The company’s product back then and now have been known for being robust, durable and quite trendy. Bata has been the choice footwear for many middle and low […]

Beverage, National Breweries, RetailJuly 7, 2016

Opaque is the Clearest Way to See Value: National Breweries
It always pays to have a highly liquid big brother. Such is the case with National Breweries (NB) that has enjoyed outstanding performance in the last 5 years. A subsidiary to SABMiller, NB had the same concerns as its parent company which we covered here. But most threatening was the deterioration of the exchange rate […]