S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 No.1, January 8, 2018
This Newsletter is sponsored by SAFLIA
We wish readers a happy New Year and a successful 2018
Please note: Click on any ad to go to the advertiser’s website
December trading: Not much Christmas cheer for most retailers
Most respondents in southern Africa reported disappointing - if not unexpected - December results. John Craig, the main exception among those interviewed, grew on the back of a major facelift. Black Friday appears to have negatively affected December trading. A lesson, for all retailers, is that forward planning needs to be improved.
And in the US: Holiday Retail Sales Expected to Be Better Than 2016, But Deep Discounts Helped
By Peter Verry / December 27, 2017, Footwearnews.com
Durban (SA) – Former Bata SA Toughees brand manager Khutjo Madisha left at the end of September to set up his own business, Enlite Enterprise Sales & Marketing Consultancy. He is currently working with unit maker Planet Events and manufacturer Rapid Footwear, and also represents an Italian underwear brand. - +27 (0)76 941 5664, email@example.com.
Pinetown (SA) – His place at Bata has been taken by Michael Sithambaram, an internal appointment. - +27 (0)31 701 4951, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dog shot numerous times – left to suffer
SPCA Statement, December 6, 2017
Birthdays this week
08/01/1972: Imtiaz Butler, agent, Durban.
In Memoriam this week
14/01/2004: Louis Nossel (b. 01/12/1931), Dolltown Shoes [closed], Pinetown.
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 14/12: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R11.53/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 R91.86.
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
Needed: A footwear mentor for a new brand owner
I am looking for a business mentor in the shoe industry. I have just started a shoe brand and I would like mentorship in any and all parts of the shoe business. I have used business mentors before, but I find if they do not know much about the shoe industry, and it can sometimes feel like a waste of time.
Lots and lots of experience on offer!
I am seeking to obtain a position in the footwear industry which I have enjoyed working in since 1972.
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, email@example.com
Next newsletter: January 15, 2018.