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S&V Footwear & Leather Goods Magazine Vol80 No7 July 2017

This Magazine is sponsored by SAFLIA

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Industry Barometer: Tough is the new normal
Eco Rubber: Demand for new PVC styles drives growth.
ENS Machinery: Technical staff - a looming crisis.
CG Shoes: A lot depends on retailers moving stock.
Christin's Manufacturers: Tourists offset drop in chain business.
Deluxe Footwear: All sectors are weak.
Florsheim SA: Holding stock helps retailers.
Ebson's: Landlords could make a big difference.
Jackson's Clothing & Footwear: Time to reinvent ourselves.

Interview: Bernie Brookes, CEO, Edcon
Credit still has a big role in SA, but online not a big factor.

SAFLIA AGM: Praise for a 'resilient bunch'.
Local production continues to rally despite poor trading conditions.
Survival is not of the fittest, but of the most responsive to change.

Chain Profile: The Cape Union Mart Group
The K-Way to success.

Company News
Bata SA: Re-launch for global brands.
Elan-Polo: Back to core values, but local sourcing 'still a problem'.
Jensen: Design and sampling centre 'to create inspirational area for customers'.
Bolton's Olympic: Athleisure on trend again.

International News
The cold hard facts about the state of retail today.
Keen: Here’s how to make US footwear sourcing cheaper than China.
Report: Amazon shoe sales see double-digit growth in Q1 and Q2.
Report finds UK retail market among toughest in the world.
Payless emerges from bankruptcy and focuses on brick-and-mortars.
Could Nike Be Dragging Foot Locker Down?

Advertisers in this Issue
Apeco (2), Chilisource/Shoepack (4), Katz Footwear/Wild (OFC), Tuftex (6).

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