AVI trading statement
AVI, the brands business that sells well known household good such as Bakers biscuits, Five Roses, Freshpak (you Rooibos drinkers, you!), Provita, I&J (Feeesh) and distributor of the likes of Carvela, Lacoste and Kurt Geiger shoes through their Spitz stores , released a trading update yesterday. This is for their 6 months to end December. It looks OK at face value, the reason for the share prices of them, and their peer grouping, Tiger Brands and Pioneer Foods sinking over the last six months can be attributed to several things. The weakening Rand and crippling drought means that input prices are going to rise, whether or not these companies can pass it onto their customers remains to be seen. I guess not all of it.