S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.3 No.35, September 4, 2017
This Newsletter is sponsored by SAFLIA
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Neucoat to produce local synthetic upper material range
Pinetown (SA) – Beier Group subsidiary Neucoat plans to reintroduce a range of locally-made PU footwear upper materials for the first time in over 20 years. No launch date has been set.
Pepkor Speciality Division appointment
George (SA) – Bernard Mostert, CEO of Tekkie Town, has been appointed Group MD of Pepkor Speciality Division, which incorporates Dunn's, John Craig, Refinery, Shoe City and Tekkie Town.
Woolworths clothing sales profits down
Cape Town (SA) – Woolworths' clothing and general merchandise division turnover for the 52 weeks to June 25 was up 1.4% to R13.9 billion, but with comparable sales down 0.9% and 2.0% net new space, according to the results published last week. Gross profit was up 0.5%, with the company's comment that there were margin gains through sourcing, offset by higher promotions. Adjusted operating profit was down 6% to R2.2 billion.
Sutherland in liquidation
Pietermaritzburg (SA) – Sutherland Tannery (Pty) Ltd went into liquidation on Friday. A liquidator or liquidators will be appointed this week.
Strassberger certificate of recognition
Cape Town (SA) – It was inaccurately reported in the last issue of S&V Footwear & Leather Goods Magazine that Strassberger Skoene had been awarded a certificate of recognition by SAFLIA at its AGM for its contribution of footwear to victims of the Knysna fire.
They Said It
"I gave a small speech as to why Hennie of Strassbergers was awarded the certificate. I think you were catching a nap." - Jirka Vymetal of SAFLIA in an email to S&V. See the article above.
October 14: Cobblers' Luncheon, Goodwood Sports Club, Cape Town. Voden Wearne, +27 (0)21 551 4032, Voden.Wearne@apeco.co.za.
Birthdays this week
04/09/1952: Julian Pledger, left the industry, formerly Faith Footwear [closed], Port Elizabeth.
In Memoriam this week
04/09/2012: Judi Moakes (b. 13/04/1960), in Northampton, formerly secretary, SLTC (SA Section).
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 01/09: Hides & skins prices
The average bovine hide price over the past week was R13.14/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies. The average price for Dorper skins was R44.09/skin and Merino was R101.25/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
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, firstname.lastname@example.org
Next newsletter: September 11, 2017.