S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.3 No.12, March 27, 2017
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BASF leather chemicals business to become part of Stahl Group
Announcement from BASF
Busby to shut Nine West and Mango
According to a report in Business Day on March 23, the House of Busby Group will close all free-standing Nine West and Mango stores by the end of this month.
Wage negotiations: Dates set
Durban (SA) – The dates for the first rounds of this year’s wage negotiations have been set, according to the National Bargaining Council of the Leather Industry of SA.
Portuguese exports up
Portugal’s footwear exports reached 81.6 million pairs last year, manufacturers association APICCAPS says, 3.2% up on 2015.
More takers? The 2017 S&V Directory is out
The Directory is out. Copies for sale at R450 each. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
A bit of Directory history
Birthdays this week
27/03/1952: Mike Conradie, Foot Focus group, Durban.
In Memoriam this week
28/03/2011: Brian Berger (b. 25/12/1963), Armadillo Footwear, Johannesburg.
Do you have any names you’d like to add to our list of birthdays and In Memoriam? Please send the details.
ABSA Agri Trends 24/03: Hides & skins prices
The average bovine hide price over the past week was R14.13/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies. “The recent strength of the currency and pressure from the demand side has been adding pressure on prices. There may also be stocks still sitting from December, which further add pressure on prices.”
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
Seeking Retail OpportunityI am a highly energetic and experienced Retail Operator, who has worked predominately for the Mr Price Group, within various divisions, as an Operations Manager over the past twenty six years. I have a varied and general experience in the managing of multiple store Operations as well as the opening of new stores. My last senior post at the Mr Price group was "International Operations Manager", which involved the opening of the first 32 Franchise stores across Africa, Mauritius and Saudi Arabia.
I am seeking any position that would harness my many years of retail experience which involved people, place, product and positioning. I am currently based in Durban yet am able to relocate and/ or travel as required.
Contact detail: email@example.com
CV and references available on request
Busy Footwear Manufacturing Company requires:Despatch Clerk & Despatch Manager
Minimum 3 years experience required
Manager must be able to multitask & Co-ordinate
the entire despatch process
Please email cv's: Kershnee@labora.co.za
Sales agents wantedTshikiza Apparel (Pty) Ltd, supplier of Halala Shweshwe shoes, seeks agents in all areas for its groundbreaking new range. See our Facebook page
Please reply, with CV, to firstname.lastname@example.org
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, email@example.com
Next newsletter: April 3, 2017.