2016 S&V Newsletter No 11, March 22
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather
Exhibitors report promising leads from India Expo
Cape Town (SA) – Visitor numbers at the India Leather & Footwear Trade Expo on March 8 and 9 exceeded the organisers’ expectations, with 230 people visiting.
New face for Holster SA
Reunion launches comfort sandals
Prototypes from Reunion’s new sandal range.
Durban (SA) – PU unit manufacturer Reunion Footwear Components has launched a range of comfort sandals modeled on a popular line of imports, according to Hansen Agencies’ Matthew Hansen, who is overseeing sales.
Retail conference speakers
Hong Kong – At the conference alongside APLF MM&T and Fashion Access, retail strategists and brand leaders will discuss topical issues. Among the speakers are:
Claude Eric Paquin, French Federation of Footwear: Paradoxes and challenges of the footwear retail industry.
Karmen Yeung, KPMG : Observations and data about the impact of free trade agreements on the footwear industry.
Tommaso Cancellara, Italian Footwear Manufacturers’ Association: Effect of currency value fluctuation in Russia and China and how Italian shoe manufacturers adapt their production to consumer’s demand.
Lu Hua, China Leather International Association : Impact of the trans-pacific partnership (TPP) on the Chinese footwear industry and the establishment of future Free Trade Agreements.
Jayne Estève-Curé, Jayne Fashion Agency : How Millennial consumers are transforming the international retail scene and the implications on retail business models.
Carson Lui, Belle International : Retail strategy of Belle International, one of the leading shoes retailers in China.
Victoria De La Fuente, Lambert + Associates : Latest fashion trends and all things up-and-coming.
Anson Bailey, KPMG China : Latest findings about China’s connected consumers.
Michael Mang, Alibaba.com & 1688.com : Current trends and driving forces of the future of e-commerce. Date & Time:
ABSA Agri Trends 08/03: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price traded higher over the past week at R14.20/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
Birthdays this week
23/03/1965: Nilesh Naran, Curtolo Shoes, Laudium.
In Memoriam this week
24/03/2011: John Lailvaux (b. 16/10/1946), Naked Feet, Johannesburg.
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, email@example.com
Next newsletter: March 29, 2016