S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 No.16, April 23, 2018
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Chic Shoes: IDC 'in the process of finding buyer'
Johannesburg (SA) – The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) "is in the process of finding a buyer" for Cape Town factory Chic Shoes, according to the executive for corporate affairs, Zama Luthuli. She said some interested parties had visited the factory. "Should a buyer for the factory in its current location not be secured, the option would be to sell the equipment to support expansion of another factory."
100 000 pair auction: 'About half' sold
Cape Town (SA) – Wholesaler LE Huang Trading cc "sold about half" of the 100 000 pairs the company put on auction via Bidway Auction House on Saturday, according to LE Huang manager Carmenita Davids. She said it was the first time the company had tried the auction route to move old stock.
Travel goods retailer closes
Durbanville (SA) – Travel goods retailer Corrie Bothma closed her Ancuri store in Tygervalley in December. Explaining her decision, she said she was "just not into retail anymore".
SLTC Countdown - 5 weeks to go
Headline paper: Columnist Sam Setter will talk about introducing features into the tanneries like raw material traceability and process automation with the objective to have sustainable, traceable and consistent leather.
They Said It
"Surfers have their own lingo." - RR Chemicals' Beau Rynhoud, a surfer in earlier days, who appreciated the piece on Stokies in last week's newsletter.
Birthdays this week
23/04/1951: Jerry Pillay, Triple S Footwear, Durban.
In Memoriam this week
23/04/2012: Chris van der Merwe (b.05/04/1945), Oasis Tanning, Krugersdorp.
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ABSA Agri Trends 23/04: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R8.40/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 R35.13, and for Merino skins was R86.00.
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: April 30, 2018.