S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 No.9, March 5, 2018
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Labora in Nigerian JV
Durban (SA) – Labora Shoes has gone into partnership with a manufacturer in Nigeria to make basic footwear for Mr Price Apparel, which now has around 6 stores in that country. A source at Mr Price said the chain worked with local manufacturers in various African countries where it has stores, but that the partnership between Labora and the Nigerian investors was a first.
Cape Town (SA) – Pretoria-based attorney firm Vezi & De Beer Inc is bringing the application to have Chic Shoes (Pty) Ltd placed in liquidation.
FLIC still awaiting go ahead
Pretoria (SA) – The Footwear & Leather Industry Cluster (FLIC), intended as the replacement for the National Footwear & Leather Cluster, is not yet operational, according to acting GM Ernest Heunis. It is still awaiting a sign-off of support by the Department of Trade & Industry.
Industry icons die
Two famous people in the global footwear industry died recently.
SLTC Countdown - 12 weeks to go
When: May 18-20.
They Said It
"I know more than I should." - Apeco Western Cape sales director Voden Wearne, aka 007 - or should that be Mad Magazine's Spy vs Spy?.
"It's getting beyond a joke here now - there's two feet of snow outside." - Email from the UK, which is having freakishly cold weather.
Birthdays this week
05/03/1937: Arnold Buckby, agent, Cape Town.
In Memoriam this week
06/03/1993: Brian Murphy, agent.
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 22/02: Hides & skins prices
No hide and skin prices this week.
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: March 12, 2018.