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IN THIS ISSUE:
Bassett Leathers: Consumers, mini-chains buying down, but there will always be a top end market.
Cosmo Footwear: Itís vital to be on top of business, product-wise.
Best Shoes: Skills shortage adds to difficulties.
House of Busby: Luggage less affected by fashion.
American Clothing: Return to high street trading.
Edelstein Distributors: Keep on pedalling.
Bolton Footwear: A bleak picture now, but still optimistic.
Opinion: Phillip Nutt
The role of creativity in footwear design.
Americaís retailers are closing stores faster than ever.
Interview: Bata SA country manager John Harman
Tasked with turning Bata around.
Companies & Products
Barksole offers reprocessing service.
Brand Triangle Company: Ex Skye MD Richard Dixon in new venture.
Crep Protect: 1 product for all sneakers.
Falke: Aiming to grow fashion hosiery sales.
Labora: Praise from the Minister of Trade & Industry.
Discussions follow Indian Council for Leather Exports show in Cape Town.
GDS successor Gallery Shoes prepares for first show in August.
Retirement: Ron MacNiven, Decofurn.
Obituary: Taisekwa Mandirahwe, Cathula Sandals.
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