S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 No.2, January 15, 2018
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Probe scuppers Steinhoff talks to buy another chain
The investigation by German police into Steinhoff International Holdings NV ended negotiations in December by its Steinhoff Africa Retail subsidiary to take over another SA-based footwear chain, according to a source. No comment was available from either side last week.
New chair for General Goods Association
Johannesburg (SA) – Mandy Owen of Vermont Leather Goods was elected chair of the Association of SA Manufacturers of Luggage, Handbags & General Goods at its AGM late last year.
Registration open to attend Council for Leather Exports India’s Leather & Footwear Expo in Cape Town next month.
Cape Town (SA) – New business opportunities await you at India’s exclusive Footwear, Leather Goods, Leather Garments and Finished Leather Trade Expo on 21 & 22 February, CTICC, Cape Town. The Council for Leather Exports (CLE) proudly presents top class manufacturers including ladies, men's and children's fashion leather and non-leather footwear, sandals and slippers; safety shoes and boots; sports shoes; school shoes; leather jackets and PU garments; small leather goods such as handbags, wallets, gloves, belts, travel bags, key accessories; finished leather; leather shoe uppers; saddlery items to Southern African buyers. Come and view their latest collections aimed exclusively at buyers from chain stores, independent retailers, mini chains, boutiques as well as agents, importers, distributors, manufacturers and other industry decision makers. The event offers you an excellent opportunity to meet reputable exporters from India all under one roof. A great networking platform to explore, look for new suppliers and see what's new and available from India. The exhibitors are all members of the Council for Leather Exports (CLE) India who will also be present at the show to provide invaluable assistance and information to South African businesses regarding sourcing from India.
Update: Dog shot numerous times – left to suffer
The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) investigated the matter of the deputy mayor and his bodyguards for the cruel shooting of a dog in the Melmoth area on 25 November 2017 and the findings were more horrific than originally reported.
Birthdays this week
15/01/19??: Vimal Ambaram, JFK Trading, Durban.
In Memoriam this week
16/01/2000: Brenda Fairhead, Fairhead’s [closed], Cape Town.
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
TOP SALES AGENT WANTED
For Gauteng: To sell Ladies Footwear
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Next newsletter: January 22, 2018.