S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.3 No.49, December 11, 2017
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Steinhoff: No problems expected for local operations
Cape Town (SA) – Suppliers to Steinhoff's South African apparel retail subsidiaries have been advised they will shortly receive an official statement on the status of the group.
Tommy Hilfiger: New franchisee
Amsterdam (The Netherlands) (December 11, 2017) – Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], announces Glenhaven South Africa (Pty) Ltd. (Glenhaven) as the new exclusive franchise partner for the Tommy Hilfiger brand in South Africa. The agreement was effective November, 2017. The brand was previously exclusive to the now closed Stuttafords.
Cape Town (SA) – Jim Butterworth, who was retired after a long footwear career which, in this country, included Elliott Footwear, Crown Footwear and Martin Johnson, died on December 3, aged 80.
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The Season of Giving
Cheleigh MacDonald with parcels of shoes donated by SAFLEC members.
Cheleigh MacDonald (9), of Parkside Primary School in Queensburgh/Malvern , had collected over 600 pairs from friends and family when an article appeared in a local newspaper.
SAFLEC members Angel Shoes, BBF, Caprini Footwear, Foot Style and Nikkita Footwear donated a further 510 pairs.
SAFLEC has also donated school shoes and exercise books to 2 rural schools in Limpopo. We have also handed school shoes over to Lakehaven Childrens’ Home in Newlands and to St Thomas Home for Children in Sydenham. The shoes were sponsored by Labora Shoes, Novita Shoes and Foot Style. Caprini Footwear sponsored the exercise books. A total of 190 pairs of school shoes have been donated.
They Said It
"Previously, we had to snatch a designer from another factory. Isn't that right, Eugasen?" - Labora Shoes director Desmond Chunderlal, in a speech underlining the importance of training designers. He was speaking at the Labora Training Centre's footwear design graduation last Thursday, and his humorous aside was addressed to Novita Shoes' Eugasen Reddy, who was in the audience.
Birthdays this week
11/12/1965: Anwar Cassim, Catwalk Footwear Manufacturers, Durban.
In Memoriam this week
14/12/2016: Raman Merchant (b. 02/06/1929), Merchant’s Outfitters, Port Elizabeth.
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 07/12: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R11.76/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 R35.50, and for Merino skins was R92.50.
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: December 15, 2017.