2016 S&V Newsletter No 06, February 15
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather
Smiley’s, BVLK to continue
Durban (SA) – Accounts manager Pamela Pillay has confirmed that Smiley’s Footwear and BVLK Apparel & Accessories are to continue trading under Loshni Rishidaw, widow of former MD Vishal Rishidaw, who died on February 8, from injuries sustained in a motor accident several weeks previously.
Spectrum: Back, and planning to kick butt
Spectrum’s management team: Ismaeel, Shuaib, AK and Ahmed Shaikh.
Durban (SA) – Spectrum Footwear has been re-launched, with an infusion of younger management, 2 new brands, and a revised strategy.
Nasron: Chain business now, brand building is long-term goal
Nasron Footwear is a family business: From left, brothers Lee, Kevin and Rodney Naidoo with their mother.
Durban (SA) – Rodney Naidoo’s vision for Nasron Footwear is that “at the end of my time, I don’t want to say ‘I made 5 million pairs’. I want to be able to say ‘I created a brand, I’ve left a legacy’.”
LTE urges online registration for India Leather & Footwear Trade Expo, Cape Town
Cape Town (SA) – If you haven’t yet registered to attend the India Leather & Footwear Trade Expo which will take place on March 8 and 9 at the CTICC in Cape Town, you can do so online at http://urexpo.com.
ABSA Agri Trends 05/02: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price traded slightly higher over the past week at R14.18/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
They Said It
"The long view? The long view is to stay alive." - SCOT marketing director Frik Kriek on business strategies.
"Oops. When I saw your name pop up, I was reminded of your invoices – I have now sent through for processing. Allow 200 days…
"I’m never coming back in January again. You spend the first month fighting for money, and it’s soul destroying." - Apeco MD Mark Gibbings (He was NOT referring to Equator).
Birthdays this week
15/02/1965: Sanjay Nana, Navada Clothing, Johannesburg.
In Memoriam this week
17/02/2011: Basil Benjamin (b.27/08/1929), agent, Johannesburg.
Leather Care Agents wanted
Component Wholesalers, suppliers of the Advanced Shoe and Leather Care Range of products, is looking for a shoe sales agent (or agents) to sell the range in the Western Cape, Gauteng Limpopo, North West Province and Mpumalanga.
Send CV to email@example.com.
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, firstname.lastname@example.org
Next newsletter: February 22, 2016