S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.3 No.48, December 4, 2017
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Lyndsay Phillips SA closes
Durban (SA) – Sole Management (Pty) Ltd, distributor of US women's footwear brand Lindsay Phillips, closed at the end of October.
New rubber / PVC unit plant
Howick (SA) – Former Dunlop Industrial Products product manager - rubber mouldings, Divendra Paladh, joined new manufacturer, Customized Rubber Mouldings (Pty) Ltd (CRM), at the beginning of November.
Yvette van Niekerk
December 04. Source: http://www.x-rates.com/calculator/
They Said It
"There's a young man with me - I better ring off before he eats all the biscuits." - East London retailer Stephen Wilken of Behr's talking about Dangee Carken director Jason Craft.
"We closed the factory.... no point fighting in a losing battle. With a young family, it made sense to give them a chance at a future! Perhaps we may set up a bespoke leather business here. There is a real premium on leather goods. Not sure if it makes sense to just trade or go the whole hog and set up a workshop. It will come - just one day at a time. Still follow your news for the leather sector though - great job!" - Lourenco and Orian Mendes, previously of Shuler Enterprises in Zimbabwe, who have subsequently moved to the UK.
Birthdays this week
05/12/1941: Kishor Makan, agent, Johannesburg.
In Memoriam this week
04/12/2007: Neville Beckley (b. 27/01/1915), SA Footwear [closed], Durban.
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 30/11: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R11.82/kg green. NB* Hide prices are determined by the average of the RMAA (Red Meat Abattoir Association) and independent companies. The average price for Dorper skins was R32.56, and for Merino skins was R94.25.
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
Shoe display slat walls for sale
We are consolidating our showrooms and have 14 slat walls of various types available to sell. They are suitable for retail or showroom display. Photos are available for potential buyers. We are looking at about R900 each (negotiable). Transport to be arranged by purchaser.
A GREAT OPPORTUNITY
I am seeking to obtain a position in the footwear industry which I have enjoyed working in since 1972.
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Next newsletter: December 11, 2017.