S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.3 No.22, June 5, 2017
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General goods: No agreement
Cape Town (SA) – Like the Tanning and Footwear Sectors, the second round of wage negotiations in the General Goods & Handbag Sector, which ended today, did not reach settlement. Unlike the other 2 sectors, which will have third rounds of negotiations, employers in the General Goods Sector will consult with their members and respond to the unions by June 19. If they do not reach a settlement then, the parties will be in dispute.
Bolton to open 3rd concept store, no more planned
Cape Town (SA) – Bolton Footwear will open its third – and for now final – concept store next month, CEO Alan Fleetwood said last week. These are separate from the group’s 7 remaining factory outlet stores.
Sutherland creditors to get 30 cents in the Rand
Pietermaritzburg (SA) – Concurrent creditors in Sutherland Tannery (Pty) Ltd will receive about 30 cents in the Rand when the takeover of the company by Italian tannery G. Giardini Pellami srl is approved, according to the business rescue plan prepared by business rescue practitioner Stowell Estate Administration Trust.
Retailers urged to attend trend seminars
While manufacturers, importers and component suppliers have signed up in numbers for the ARSUTORIA trend seminars to be held in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg the week after next, very few retailers have taken up the offer to learn from the world’s leading footwear and leather goods fashion institution, according to project manager Ernest Heunis.
SLTC: An anniversary of note
From Quintin Marais, president, SLTC Southern African Section I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended and was involved in the 65th SLTC convention which we held at La Wiida lodge 26 to 28 May 2017.
They Said It
"Everyone in South Africa wants a piece of a winner." - Soviet Group managing executive Caroline Hardman on the difficulty of fending off copiers.
Birthdays this week
05/06/1929: Hannes Louw, retired, formerly KKI, Mossel Bay.
In Memoriam this week
06/06/2001: Willem Elbers (b. 09/04/1941), East Cape Tanning/BASF.
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 31/05: Hides & skins prices
The average bovine hide price over the past week was R14.62/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies. The average price for Dorper skins was R40.50/skin and Merino was R87.95/skin.
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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Next newsletter: June 12, 2017.