S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.3 No.13, April 3, 2017
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The Rand: Not too bad – yet
Morné Howell, Afro-Thai Imports
Roger Zeino, Branded Footwear & Clothing Co
Clive Wood, Crown Footwear Group
Ridwaan Moola, Dolce Vita division of Foot Focus
Sports footwear training offer: DTI seeks to broaden net
Pretoria (SA) – Following response to its earlier announcements about sports footwear design and manufacturing technology in China, the Department of Trade & Industry is keen to attract applications from a wider group of footwear factories. The offer is also open to major retailers.
Source Africa 2017 promotes the Africa Advantage
From Deidre Harte, LTE
Source Africa Programme as @ 30 March 2017
Triple M Group sold
Cape Town (SA) – Triple M Group founders Marius and Sue Mostert sold the business to undisclosed buyers as of March 1, and have retired.
Cape Town (SA) – Louis Shoes is re-opening its store in Main Road, Wynberg, after 3 years, member Steven Neimann says.
Cape Town (SA) – Ivor Saks has been appointed the agent for Cosmo Footwear handling their Gino Paoli men’s and ladies’ ranges in the Cape Country areas, Garden Route and Northern Cape.
If you may assist, we are looking for lasts, stuck-on soles, insoles and used leather sewing machinery and sole presses. – Farai Musungwa, Safety-Quip, Botswana – [+267-244 1842, +267-71767816, email@example.com]
Greytown (SA) – Amshu Distributors / Stock Lot Importers closed last year, former managing member Ahmed Shaikh said.
They Said It
"LOL – When I retire the lean years will come to an end and the years of plenty are about to begin – watch this space !!" - Maria A Henry, PA to Noel Whitehead, CEO of what Bolton Footwear now refers to as its ‘Elsies River facility’, but which will be Jordan Shoes to the rest of us forever more.
"Bought forward cover yesterday only to see the Rand 40c stronger today (don’t tell!). You just can’t win…" - Afro Thai Imports’ Morné Howell, expanding on his comment above.
Birthdays this week
02/04/1969: Chris Govender, formerly Bugatti [closed], now Evoné, Pietermaritzburg.
In Memoriam this week
04/04/2005: Graham Michel (b. 09/02/1958), agent, Cape Town.
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 04/04: Hides & skins prices
The average bovine hide price over the past week was R14.83/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: firstname.lastname@example.org
CV and references available on request
Looking for agenciesKeith Baptista, with 30 years experience in footwear, looking for agencies in ladies’ fashion /kids’/ men's for Jhb and surrounding areas. Please email email@example.com
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, firstname.lastname@example.org
Next newsletter: April 10, 2017.