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Back to school - Palm: Raring to go - Gem Schoolwear: Positive response

Published: 10th Jan 2022
Author: Tony Dickson - S&V Editor
Palm: Raring to go
By Rajeev Pattundeen, MD
Durban, KZN, SA – We open 10.1, hence the silence… been in a quiet holiday bubble!
      Our retail partners were adequately stocked in anticipation of a normalised back to school season.
      Feedback received,  is that trade has been buoyant with minimal omicron impact.
        We are ready to replenish Trustees within 8 hours on any business day, starting 10 Jan when we resume production after a much needed break for the Palm Family.
Gem Schoolwear: Positive response
By Idris Pandor, MD
Durban, KZN, SA – Have you had much interest yet from consumers? Yes, definitely .We have had a  positive response to uniform sales this year compared to last year, but sales are still lower than the previous year but we are optimistic for the year ahead.
Is the official reaction to Covid cause for hope for a more normal school year? So far yes,  we hope that 2022 will be a more normal year with learners attending to school full time and participating in sports at school.

Are you having any issues with logistics or anything else? Fortunately Gem Schoolwear, being a local, hands-on manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer we have pre-empted any possible delays and geared up very early with raw materials, trims, generators, etc. so that we can be ahead of the curve. With all the shipping crises we can say that our delays have not been more than 2 to 3 weeks. 

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