S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 No.13, April 2, 2018
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Easter trading: Disappointing for most
"It's quite difficult to get a comparison with last year, because the periods are different. We have seen a slight improvement in trading conditions since January, and Easter was in line with that." - Anthony Thünstrom, CFO, TFG, Cape Town.
Bata/Ihlobo court case
Pietermaritzburg (SA) – The matter between Bata Shoes SA and Ihlobo Footwear has been set down for argument on 20 April 2018 in the Pietermaritzburg High Court.
Durban (SA) – Anthony Smith has been appointed general merchandise manager at Decofurn. He replaces Beau Diesbergen, whose new career was reported last week.
SLTC Countdown - 8 weeks to go
Sam Setter correction
It was incorrectly stated last week that columnist Sam Setter writes for Leather International. His column moved to World Leather at the beginning of 2016.
That is the probable full list of speakers for the convention.
They Said It
"I stay away from footwear as much as I can these days. The only guys I lose money with !!" - Hugo Zuanni of Leather Link.
"Dear Tony, please try to keep up!!! Sam swopped from LI to WL some time ago." - Shelagh Davy, retired former editor of Leather International. One of the milder rebukes I have received so far this year.
Birthdays this week
02/04/1969: Chris Govender, formerly Bugatti [closed], now Evoné, Pietermaritzburg.
In Memoriam this week
04/04/2005: Graham Michel (b. 09/02/1958), agent, 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 23/03: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R9.56/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 R32.22, and for Merino skins was R87.63.
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
FUSION SEEKS LEATHER FINISHER
Fusion Leather in Atlantis, Western Cape is looking for a Leather Finisher.
The Southern Cape Regional Footwear Cluster is based in Great Brak River and supplies services and training to its members in the Southern Cape (Great Brak River and Oudsthoorn) as well as in the Western Cape (Cape Town). It is a Non- profit Company, funded by the DTI and its members and was establish to, among other objectives, develop and train future generations of well skilled Supervisory and operator production employees for the Footwear Industry.
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, email@example.com
Next newsletter: April 9, 2018.