S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.3 No.14, April 10, 2017
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Teens peg Nike as favorite apparel brand, Under Armour loses relevance
US chain Payless files for bankruptcy
St Louis, Missouri (USA) – Discount footwear chain Payless filed for Chapter 11 protection on April 7, according to reports, which said about 400 of its 4 000 stores would be closed in an effort to restructure and reduce its debt. Payless bought the rights to the Payless brand from local retailer Dened a number of years ago. It now trades as Shoeperama and Vogue.
Paarl (SA) – Genuine Connection Promotions founder and CEO Lionel Gericke died on April 4, aged 47, of complications following surgery.
Appeal to tanneries and others in the leather industry
From Quintin Marais, president, SLTC Southern African Section On behalf of the Southern Africa SLTC, we are pleased to invite your corporation to our yearly SLTC conference that will take place on the 26 to 28 May 2017.
They Said It
"Please confirm if you all will be staying both nights and if your wives, girlfriend, lady of the week-end will be joining you and please can I have their names." - SLTC secretary Nicky Phipps to members ahead of the convention in May. It’s always a very pleasant event, but not as, um, lively as Nicky’s query suggests. What am I saying? We want more tanners to attend – so yes, it’s VERY lively.
Birthdays this week
10/04/1948: Gert Muller, Sonop, Bethlehem.
In Memoriam this week
13/04/2014: Theuns JK Viljoen (b. 25/12/1942), Divac, George.
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
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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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Next newsletter: April 17, 2017.