S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.3 No.39, October 2, 2017
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Steinhoff lists retail division
Cape Town (SA) – Steinhoff African Retail Limited (STAR), which includes Pep, Ackermans, Dunn's, John Craig, Shoe City and Tekkie Town among its retail chains, has listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Parent company Steinhoff International sold 23.19% of the shares for R16 billion.
NR Footwear sold
Pietermaritzburg (SA) – In a deal of several parts, NR Footwear has been sold by Christine and Allan Norman.
Bird flu - ostrich industry holding thumbs
Oudtshoorn (SA) – The ostrich industry is hoping that the latest outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) will be short-lived.
Chris and Tony Stottelaar...Looking to the future.
Port Elizabeth (SA) – Chris Stottelaar, son of Leather Systems founder Tony Stottelaar, has joined the business.
They Said It
"I just wish the Springboks would sort themselves out. That would definitely help us." - Sneakers International CEO Dave Moss. Replica gear is a major part of sales at the group's 14 stores. On the plus side (for the Springbok team, not Sneakers), he said sales of All Blacks replica gear, once very strong in the Western and Eastern Cape provinces, had fallen off in recent years.
October 14: Cobblers' Luncheon, Goodwood Sports Club, Cape Town. Voden Wearne, +27 (0)21 551 4032, Voden.Wearne@apeco.co.za.
Birthdays this week
02/10/1936: Cyril Saxe, Lonshoe Holdings, Cape Town.
In Memoriam this week
02/10/1998: Sarel Roets, Leatherite, Pretoria.
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 26/09: Hides & skins prices
ABSA announced last week that the livestock section of its report would not be published for 2 weeks. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
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: October 9, 2017.