S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.2 No.29, July 25, 2016
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather/ S&V Protect
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Megashoes to close.
Durban (SA) – Importer Megashoes cc is to close. Member Yusuf Bham said he expected the business to be wound up by the end of the year.
SABS testing: Next meeting on August 17
Pretoria (SA) – The next meeting – the third – between the SA Bureau of Standards and a working group of its footwear customers over its testing policies, will be held on August 17, working group chairman Ernest Heunis said today.
Two Tone buys Simply Shoes stock
Pietermaritzburg (SA) – Two Tone Agencies has acquired the stock of liquidated mini-chain Simply Shoes for under R1.5 million, Seone Maskell of auctioneer Peter Maskell Auctioneers has confirmed. The retailer closed at the end of March.
Brand Folio plans R30m marketing re-launch for Skechers
Johannesburg (SA) – New Skechers distributors Brand Folio LLC is re-launching the brand with a “R30 million marketing commitment”, according to a release.
MCN sells out to principal
Cape Town (SA) – Sporting goods products distributor MCN Solutions cc has been taken over by its US-based principal, Implus. In an announcement on June 22, Inplus said it had bought MCN’s assets, and that MCN members Marc Smith and Rebecca Laird will remain in management roles with the newly formed Implus Africa.
Durban (SA) – SAFLIA’s AGM will be held at Makaranga Garden Lodge in Kloof on September 1. The closed session starts at 15.00, the dinner is 18.30 for 19.00.
They Said It
"He’s such an old man, shame." - Karen Vandenheede of Galabiss, referring to her husband, Fernand, 11 years her senior. "I sometimes forget," she added, "because he’s so young at heart."
"Naeem is our model." - Grand Shoe operations director Junaid Rawat explaining why only his younger brother’s photo was available to go with a feature on the group, published in S&V Footwear and Leather Goods today.
"Off the record, Kate says you are naughty." - Bernadine Sweet, PA to Managing Directors at Little Slipper, referring to the quip by Jacky Hay about colleague Kate Horne published last week. I plead messenger status.
"Well, let’s put it this way – I’m getting a lot more done." - SAFLIA accounts & statistics manager Ina Venter, on whether the office is quieter with director Jirka Vymetal on leave for 3 weeks.
ABSA Agri Trends 19/07: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the pastweek was R15.30/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies. The average price for Dorper skins was R50.42/skin and Merino was R92.98/skin.
Birthdays this week
25/07/1949: Leslie D'Unienville, agent, Durban.
In Memoriam this week
25/07/2004: Jules Fisher (b. 19/07/1931), Fashionette Footwear [closed], Cape Town.
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Trade Fair dates
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Next newsletter: August 1, 2016.
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