S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 No.3, January 22, 2018
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Chic: Suppliers urged to be patient while buyer sought
Cape Town (SA) – Leather women's footwear manufacturer Chic Shoes has ceased production while the turnaround practitioner seeks an accommodation with trade creditors and a buyer for the business.
Busby Trading appointment
Johannesburg (SA) – Yianni Constantinides has been appointed MD of the luggage division of Busby Trading. He was previously with African Sales Co. He replaces Duncan Kukard, who emigrated at the end of last year.
They Said It
"I apologise…you had asked me to give you feedback when we had our political transition in November – we have always been cautious about discussing political issues openly in Zimbabwe. SA is different, everything is out in the media. Not much has changed since November, the transition has only begun, there’s a lot to fix, we have to give it time!" - A Zimbabwean who is still too wary to have his name quoted.
Birthdays this week
23/01/1943: Pat Ward, left industry, ex-RPM Shoes [closed], Durban.
In Memoriam this week
22/01/1997: Charles Lintner, Bata SA, 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
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.
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, email@example.com
Next newsletter: January 29, 2018.