S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.2 No.46, November 21, 2016
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather/ S&V Protect
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Stuttafords: Business rescue plan ‘gives changes a chance to work’
Cape Town (SA) – Stuttafords has a “reasonable” chance of survival, the business rescue practitioners who are overseeing the chain say. Neil Miller, a partner in Mazars, answered several questions:
Sutherland Tannery: Deal ‘imminent’
Pietermaritzburg (SA) – Negotiations between the business rescue practitioners handling Sutherland Tannery (Pty) Ltd and 3 different interested parties may result in a deal as soon as this week, Neil Button of Stowell & Co. said today.
Barksole merges with Kurgan Kenani
Cape Town (SA) – Repair chain Barksole has merged with leather goods manufacturer Kurgan Kenani.
Zambia leather, textile expo in December
Lusaka (Zambia) – Zambia will hold its “first ever” leather and textiles expo from December 12-16, according to a release from the Ministry of Commerce, Trade & Industry, forwarded to us by Stephen Kanyanta, chairman of the Zambian Leather Industries Association (ZALIA).
Crocs part of Ares Holdings
Cape Town (SA) – Six months after the event, Ares Holdings has announced the acquisition of Crocs South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
ATF post show report
Cape Town (SA) – Visitor numbers to this year’s Apparel, Textile & Footwear (ATF) Fair were over 1 200, substantially up on last year’s figures, the organisers reported.
New stores in Menlyn Park
Pretoria (SA) – An Under Armour store – the second in SA – opened in Menlyn Park Shopping Centre on Saturday (19/11).
SAFLIA Mancom meeting
Durban (SA) – The Southern African Footwear & Leather Industries Association (SAFLIA) will hold its last Mancom meeting for the year on December 1. Among other matters on the agenda, it will elect a chairperson for the next 3 years. The present chairman is Noel Whitehead of Jordan Shoes. It will also be the first meeting for new board member Jacky Hay of The Little Slipper Co.
New Balance refutes Pro-Trump claims
by Emily Goldman. Posted on November 16, 2016 in Footwear
Start-up brand looking for manufacturer
ABSA Agri Trends 15/11: Hides & skins prices
The average bovine hide price over the past week was R15.24/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
Birthdays this week
21/11/1950: JK Strydom, Werda Humansdorp Beleggings, Humansdorp.
In Memoriam this week
21/11/2009: Terry Batchelor (b. 30/10/1942), Intershu, Johannesburg.
Do you have any names you’d like to add to our list of birthdays and In Memoriam? Please send the details.
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
Dakotas seeks agent
AGENT WANTED to sell DAKOTAS in the Free State and Northern Cape. Contact Stan Rabinowitz on 083 310 2687 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Experienced footwear agent seeking agencies for Gauteng
Has many years experience in men’s, ladies’, children’s footwear.
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, email@example.com
Next newsletter: November 28, 2016.