S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.2 No.28, July 18, 2016
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather/ S&V Protect
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RV Footwear to supply Pick ‘n Pay
Port Elizabeth (SA) – RV Footwear, which until recently focused on supplying uppers to other Port Elizabeth factories, is to meet with Pick ‘n Pay buyers this week to finalise details of a contract to supply the supermarket chain with footwear. This follows it being selected after taking part in Pick ‘n Pay’s Boost Your Biz competition to encourage potential suppliers from among small businesses. Further information to follow in S&V Footwear and Leather Goods.
SAFLIA stats show growth for local production, slight drop for imports
Umhlanga (SA) – Local footwear production climbed 1.5% in 2015, from 59.9 million pairs in 2014 to 60.8 million pairs, according to the SAFLIA Digest, released last week.
Arena to launch PU comfort footbeds
Arena’s PU moulded comfort footbeds.
Pinetown (SA) – Arena Trims has installed a PU injection moulding machine which will allow it to compete in the retail footbed market, according to sales & marketing manager Joelene Chetty. She said the company would offer the product to other brands, but also planned to launch its own retail brand.
Keate’s Drift plant re-opens as clothing factory
Tugela Ferry (SA) – A clothing factory – which intends in time to also make school shoes – is to officially open on Wednesday in the premises of the former Bata Keate’s Drift factory near Greytown.
ACTIF plans Madagascar trade show
Nairobi (Kenya) – The African Cotton and Textile Industries Federation (ACTIF) is organizing the Origin Africa 2016 Trade Expo which will take place from November 3-5 at the Forello Expo Centre in Antananarivo, Madagascar. For further details see www.originafrica.org. – Nancy Bwore, Events Coordinator, ACTIF [+254-725-038884/733-247052, firstname.lastname@example.org]
IDC presentation on exports to Zimbabwe
Durban (SA) – SAFLEC and SAFLIA are to co-host an educational seminar presented by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), in conjunction with Bureau Veritas, on PIPs and exports to Zimbabwe. It will be held on August 16 at the Coastlands Hotel on Ridge Road, Musgrave.
Deleane Luzzatto, Clayton Bates, Ryan da Boom, Helgaard McAlpine, Sharon Sunderland
Germiston (SA) – Deleane Luzzatto has returned to Rebel Safety Gear as national sales manager after a stint with North Safety. The new-look sales team includes Clayton Bates, Ryan da Boom and Helgaard McAlpine based at head office and Sharon Sunderland covering the Eastern and Western Cape.
Durban (SA) – The new SAFLEC board, announced at the AGM last Wednesday, is: André Compion (PMC), Rolland Eboru (Fred Footwear), Andrew Fenwick (Saddler Belt), Tavonga Gonyora (Dick Whittington Shoes), Janine Govender (Nikkita Footwear), Kate Horne (Little Slipper Company), Johan Kriel (Bolton Group), Sanjay Pattundeen (Caprini), Ahmed Shaikh (Foot Coverings), Ashley Zwart (Über Gruvi). Tavonga and Kate are newcomers to the board.
They Said It
"Now you can put a face to the person who doesn’t return your calls." - Little Slipper COO Jacky Hay, introducing her CEO, Kate Horne.
ABSA Agri Trends 28/06: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the pastweek was R15.25/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies. The average price for Dorper skins was R55.42/skin and Merino was R94.23/skin.
Birthdays this week
18/07/1950: Magda Erlank, Me Boutique, Newcastle.
In Memoriam this week
20/07/19??: Ivy Cunningham (b. 16/10/1919), In Step Shoes [closed], Pietermaritzburg.
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Trade Fair dates
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Next newsletter: July 25, 2016.