2016 S&V Newsletter No 16, April 25
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather
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Footwear wage negotiations start today
Durban (SA) – The first round of wage negotiations for the Footwear section will be held at the Hilton Hotel today and tomorrow.
Cape Cobra plans retail outlets in UAE
Cape Town (SA) – Luxury leather goods manufacturer Cape Cobra Leathercraft expects its first offshore retail venture to begin rolling out this year, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), director and sales manager Richard Schäfer said last week.
Adidas preparing for new-look Reebok
PJ Morilly & Part of the new Reebok showroom.
Cape Town (SA) – Reebok will move into Adidas SA’s offices when the current agency agreement expires and it becomes a division of the local company on July 1.
US footwear production up
Washington, D.C. – Domestic U.S. footwear & apparel production increased for the 5th consecutive year in 2014, according to the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) newsletter of April 12. – [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Meet more than 200 African manufacturers and suppliers at Source Africa in June
Cape Town (SA) – Source Africa will once again include a two day trade exhibition (8 & 9 June), African country pavilions, informative business seminars, fashion shows and networking functions. It is exciting times for Africa as we prepare to take full advantage of the opportunities that will open up from the AGOA renewal. Source Africa 2016 will align itself to this important initiative as well as the other regional duty free trade preference agreements. Based on this, Source Africa continues to focus on its two core objectives –
Cape Town (SA) – Stuart Hopwood has been appointed as Group Head of Marketing of Bolton Footwear. Hopwood will be responsible for all marketing related activities for the respective brands in the Jordan & Co, Watson and Barker Shoes divisions. He will also oversee the marketing of the group itself.
ABSA Agri Trends 12/04: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price traded higher over the past week at R14.21/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
They Said It
"No, the reason we closed is because of high shop rentals, the water and lights, the increased price of goods. Cheap imports have also killed the industry. Quality clothing and footwear have become a luxury, our customers could not keep up with the increases, they found that paying for transport, school fees, food, is more important. I do hope things get better in the future." - Retailer Hemel Fakir, explaining the closure in January of Zurich Outfitters, in Durban’s CBD.
Birthdays this week
25/04/1963: Neil Barnes, Millbrook Trading, Durban.
In Memoriam this week
26/04/2005: Bryan Dean (b. 09/01/1939), Amber Footwear [closed], Pietermaritzburg.
Trade Fair dates
For a list of local and international trade fairs covering footwear, leather goods, leather and PPE, visit our website: http://www.svmag.co.za/events.php
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Next newsletter: Due to the public holiday on Monday, May 2, the next newsletter will be on May 3, 2016.