S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.3 No.15, April 17, 2017
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SARS busts 2380 sneakers worth R2.8m
Pretoria (SA) – Tuesday, 18 April 2017 - SARS Customs made a significant seizure of suspected counterfeit sneakers to the value of R2.8 million at OR Tambo International Airport over the Easter weekend.
Barker moving into Jordan premises
Cape Town (SA) – Bolton Footwear is in the process of moving its Epping Production Facility – previously Barker Footwear – into its Elsies River Production Facility – previously Jordan Shoes.
No news on footwear tender
Pretoria (SA) – In response to enquiries, the National Treasury said last week it was “still busy” with this year’s national footwear tender. The tender is expected to include details of the State’s leather goods requirements, which are usually included in the clothing tender report.
The annual SLTC conference will take place on the 26 to 28 May 2017 at La Wiida Lodge, on the R511 between Johannesburg and Pretoria. Please contact the secretary, Nicky Phipps, for details. – [email@example.com]
They Said It
"I don’t want to say very much about trading conditions beyond that we all have to keep on pedalling that bicycle." - Graham Weber, Edelstein Distributors, East London.
Birthdays this week
17/05/1951: Andre Otto, retired, formerly Bata, Pinetown.
In Memoriam this week
17/05/2002: Johan Wilken (b. 1/11/1925), Klein Karoo Co-op, Oudtshoorn.
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 11/04: Hides & skins prices
The average bovine hide price over the past week was R14.68/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 24, 2017.