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S&V Footwear & Leather Goods Magazine Vol81 No9 September 2018

This Magazine is sponsored by SAFLIA

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Business Barometer: A very mixed picture
- Bar Global: Black Friday will hurt Christmas.
- River Queen: China is still the best bet.
- Crossover: The in-store experience is vital.
- Discount Fashion: Offering better value.
- ABC Stores: Hoping for better back-to-school sales.
- Malawian retailer: Upping quality to escape flood of cheap imports.
- Langerhans Pharmacy: Nothing is 'business as usual'.
- House of Sandals: Consumer crunch.
- Courteney Boot: Correcting a wrong impression.

- Locals must reclaim control of footwear sector, says Proudly South African CE.

Feature: Equator turns Green
- Belt manufacturer Equator, 18 this year, has moved to new premises, and used the opportunity to create the most environmentally sustainable factory in the entire South African leather industry. Here, they explain why it also makes business sense.

- Earth Gear launches outdoor and leisure brand Woodland.

- Sports and textiles companies to benefit from shared labelling requirements database.

- Fit for Mars: Boots made from fungus and sweat.

Notice Board
- Praise for DTI's Abisha Tembo as he prepares to retire.
- Obituary: Jon Bolton - born to be a shoeman.
- Obituary: Errol Smith - as devoted to his business as he was to his family.

Advertisers in this Issue
Dr Rae Shoes/Carlo Bettini (7), Earth Gear/Woodland (4), Eddels/John Drake (6), Equator (9), Equator/Urban Art (11), Europa Art/Clarks (2), JSM (5), PMC Group (7), Katz Footwear/Willow (13), Katz Footwear/Luciano Rossi (15), Palm Footwear/Trustees (OFC), Soviet (17), The World Focus Group (17).

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