S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.2 No.24, June 20, 2016
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather/ S&V Protect
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Credit Guarantee probes Kit Group deal
Johannesburg (SA) – Credit Guarantee Insurance Corporation (CGIC) has put on hold a decision to put M1 Latex Products (Pty) Ltd, trading as The Kit Group, into liquidation, following an investigation, Gideon Bochedi, GM claims & collections at CGIC, said today.
SABS testing: ‘Some movement’
Pretoria (SA) – At the first meeting between the SA Bureau of Standards and a working group of its footwear customers over its testing policies on June 9, the SABS had agreed it would test individual components “where there is a SANS spec”, working group chairman Ernest Heunis said today.
Offer for Simply Shoes being considered
Pietermaritzburg (SA) – Neil Button of Stowell & Co., the liquidator of mini-chain Simply Shoes, said today an offer for the business was being considered. He said he expected to be able to reach a decision on Thursday this week.
General Goods settles
Durban (SA) – Wage negotiations in the General Goods and Handbag Section have been finalised, according to National Bargaining Council general secretary and principal officer, Gerald Naidoo.
Riva del Garda: ‘More competition in footwear’
Riva del Garda (Italy) – Fashion clothing chains are looking for a slice of the footwear business, and luxury brands are introducing cheaper ranges. These are among the symptoms of “a footwear sector in turmoil”, according to Riva del Garda Fierecongressi chairman Roberto Pellegrini in his post show report last week.
They Said It
"I’ve got [birding field guide books] Roberts and Newman but I must confess I’m not a birder. I use them to press my trousers." - Cecil Smith, former MD of Pick a Pair and John Craig, now retired to Umhlanga. He was explaining that his email address, which includes the word ‘turaco’ (the new name for loeries), was coincidental.
ABSA Agri Trends 14/06: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R15.08/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
Birthdays this week
20/06/19??: Patricia Khumalo, the DTI, Pretoria.
In Memoriam this week
21/06/1992: Jonathan Greenblatt, Richleigh Shoes [closed], Johannesburg.
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Trade Fair dates
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Next newsletter: June 27, 2016.