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Are overseas investors eyeing your business?

Jul 28th 2011, 12:31


Are overseas investors eyeing your business?

While reports suggest that consumer confidence has declined in South African retail (Growth Slows in South Africa’s Retail Sector as Consumer Confidence Declines), the recent international interest in South African retail and logistics paints a completely different picture.

Defy Appliances, interest in the South African poultry industry from Brazil and Lonhro’s recent acquisition of Grindod PCA all indicate that overseas investors are eyeing South African businesses one way or another.

A recent report compiled by Deloitte Touche Tohmats suggests that South African food retailers, in particular, are large when compared to retailers in other countries around the World: (2011 Biggest Global Retail Companies in South Africa - Largest African Retailers).

What are your thoughts on international interest in South African retail and logistics? Post your comments on our website here.

Wendy Smith

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