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S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.3 No.48, December 4, 2017

This Newsletter is sponsored by SAFLIA

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Lyndsay Phillips SA closes

Durban (SA) – Sole Management (Pty) Ltd, distributor of US women's footwear brand Lindsay Phillips, closed at the end of October.
       Director Gert Boshoff said he and his wife, Jessica, "hadn't done enough homework" before launching in SA.
       They had been forced to buy stock from the US parent company because they could not meet minimum orders from Chinese factories. "That was an expensive way of operating, and on top of that, the parent company insisted we retail the brand at international prices."
       Aside from wholesale, Sole Management had a shop in Durban's uShaka Village Walk "which wasn't the right location for us".
       Sole Management has around 5 000 pairs to dispose of. Lindsay Phillips' key design element is interchangeable straps and trims. - +27 (0)74 975 8997, gert.boshoff@solemanagement.co.za

 

 

New rubber / PVC unit plant

Howick (SA) – Former Dunlop Industrial Products product manager - rubber mouldings, Divendra Paladh, joined new manufacturer, Customized Rubber Mouldings (Pty) Ltd (CRM), at the beginning of November.
       On the footwear side, he said CRM would make both rubber and PVC units. - +27 (0)33 330 7373, divendra@customizedrubber.co.za, www.customizedrubber.co.za

 

 

Retirement

 

Yvette van Niekerk

Pretoria (SA) – Yvette van Niekerk, former deputy director: transversal contracting, textiles, clothing, leather and footwear in the office of the chief procurement officer at the National Treasury, retired on November 30 after 28 years with Treasury. In a circular to suppliers, she said the contact person going forward is Dorah Kgotse (Dorah.Kgotse@treasury.gov.za, +27 (0)12 315 5048).

 

 

 

Exchange rates

December 04. Source: http://www.x-rates.com/calculator/

Euro € R16.11
GBP £ R18.39
US $ R13.60
Yuan Renminbi ¥ R 2.05

 

 

They Said It

"There's a young man with me - I better ring off before he eats all the biscuits." - East London retailer Stephen Wilken of Behr's talking about Dangee Carken director Jason Craft.

"We closed the factory.... no point fighting in a losing battle. With a young family, it made sense to give them a chance at a future! Perhaps we may set up a bespoke leather business here. There is a real premium on leather goods. Not sure if it makes sense to just trade or go the whole hog and set up a workshop. It will come - just one day at a time. Still follow your news for the leather sector though - great job!" - Lourenco and Orian Mendes, previously of Shuler Enterprises in Zimbabwe, who have subsequently moved to the UK.

 

 

Birthdays this week

05/12/1941: Kishor Makan, agent, Johannesburg.
05/12/1961: Eckhard Marshing, ACA Threads, Cape Town.
05/12/1963: Dr Clive Jackson-Moss, ISTT, Grahamstown.
05/12/1970: Robert Chapman, Branded Footwear, Port Elizabeth.
07/12/1947: Denton Estment, retired, formerly Tuftex, Pinetown.
07/12/1960: Faldiela Paulsen, Dynatrade, Sandton.
07/12/1973: Brendan Thomas, Techmelt & Polymers, Pinetown.
08/12/1970: Doug Turner, Uniek Leatherworks, Polokwane/Pietersburg.
08/12/1972: Alan Shadbolt, Castaway Components, Cape Town.
08/12/1978: Barbara Wessels, Fleur Avant, Stellenbosch.
09/12/1944: John Watt, Bresan Footwear, Pietermaritzburg.
09/12/1949: Bob Ludlow, Albertina Bay, Durban.
09/12/1957: Rory Anderson, Rory Anderson Agencies, Cape Town.
09/12/1977: Yusuf Salie, AM Showroom/Shoe City, Marble Hall.
10/12/1954: Rolf-Dieter Fuchsmann, ?, formerly DED, Ethiopia.
10/12/1965: Benson Gor Okumu, Futura Footwear, Pinetown.
10/12/1987: Mohammed Loonat, Civic Outfitters, Boksburg.

 

In Memoriam this week

04/12/2007: Neville Beckley (b. 27/01/1915), SA Footwear [closed], Durban.

Do you have any names you’d like to add to our list of birthdays and In Memoriam? Please send the details.

 

 

ABSA Agri Trends 30/11: Hides & skins prices

The average hide price over the past week was R11.82/kg green. NB* Hide prices are determined by the average of the RMAA (Red Meat Abattoir Association) and independent companies. The average price for Dorper skins was R32.56, and for Merino skins was R94.25.

Hide & skin price progression
Date Hides/Kg Dorper/Skin Merino Skin
19/01 15.34 45.56 81.38
24/01 15.17 40.92 89.52
31/01 15.10 46.00 94.55
14/02 14.65 47.33 95.29
15/03 14.25 39.30 78.75
24/03 14.13 45.27 94.45
28/03 14.07 45.27 94.45
04/04 14.83 41.92 87.58
11/04 14.68 41.92 84.12
19/04 14.77 43.85 92.32
25/04 14.75 41.25 92.27
04/05 14.79 43.33 92.69
10/05 14.75 40.50 88.41
16/05 14.58 40.83 90.96
31/05 14.62 40.50 87.95
09/06 14.58 41.82 96.35
23/06 14.40 40.42 101.25
29/06 14.30 41.36 98.44
07/07 14.33 43.33 100.94
13/07 14.37 44.44 114.58
28/07 14.14 43.64 97.50
04/08 14.16 43.69 99.64
14/08 14.08 38.99 92.75
18/08 13.70 43.18 98.96
25/08 13.93 43.75 100.96
01/09 13.14 44.09 101.25
08/09 12.88 41.82 100.83
21/09 12.64    
03/10 12.50    
11/10 12.52    
20/10 12.23 39.30 110.23
27/10 12.12 37.30 94.32
02/11 12.19    
10/11 12.24 37.00 101.75

 

Trade Fair dates

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Classified Adverts

Shoe display slat walls for sale

We are consolidating our showrooms and have 14 slat walls of various types available to sell. They are suitable for retail or showroom display. Photos are available for potential buyers. We are looking at about R900 each (negotiable). Transport to be arranged by purchaser.

Contact Brian Carmichael, MTL Trading, on +27 21 511 4898, or email brian@mtl.co.za




A GREAT OPPORTUNITY

I am seeking to obtain a position in the footwear industry which I have enjoyed working in since 1972.
- I have worked in sales as an agent (Rockshoes / Paradise Wholesalers);
- As a chain footwear buyer and later merchandise director (for The Hub, Stuttafords and Footgear), and later as senior footwear buyer for Game / Massmart;
- As a manufacturer (I started Tuppino Footwear in 1992);
- As an independent retailer (I had 4 stores at one point).
The Footwear Industry has and always will be of interest to me, be it sales or in a management capacity or as a buyer, and I believe I have boundless expertise and enthusiasm to offer a wide variety of businesses in the industry. Prepared to relocate if required. - Neil Tupper, Cell: 0827732221, Email : neilt@ushomi.co.za




  

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