S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 No.21, May 28, 2018
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Ihlobo vs Bata: Bata ordered to comply
Pietermaritzburg (SA) – In an judgment handed down this morning (Monday May 28) in response to Ihlobo's affidavit argued on May 17, Justice Ploos van Amstel ruled that:
SAFLIA mulls project to collect footwear stats from all sub-Saharan countries
Durban (SA) – A number of global initiatives will come out of the meetings between various national footwear manufacturers associations held alongside the UITIC Congress in Portugal from May 16-18.
Game head office to move
Massmart continues expansion into Africa
Shoepack: Moving with the times - but leaving nobody behind
Because Shoepack is constantly being updated with new features, we are always ahead of the trends. But this doesn’t mean that we are too big for our boots. Our software is built on a foundation created with scalability at heart.
Tommy Hilfiger: New models signed up
Amsterdam (The Netherlands, May 23, 2018) – Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], announces model Hailey Baldwin and model and activist Winnie Harlow as the new global brand ambassadors for Tommy Hilfiger women’s for Fall 2018. As part of the brand’s global campaign, which celebrates icons of tomorrow in the worlds of fashion, art, music and entertainment, they will appear as the face of the Fall 2018 Tommy Icons capsule collection for women.
Death notice: Gary McEvoy
Cape Town (SA) – Footwear agent Gary McEvoy, who represented Foot Focus and other factories, died on Sunday, May 27. We hope to publish an obituary in the next issue of S&V Footwear & Leather Goods, due out shortly.
They Said It
"We'd rather leave that business to people who haven't learnt yet." - Charles Poole of Design Unique Belts on why he won't supply chains, despite the difficulties facing independent retailers.
Birthdays this week
28/05/1958: Brigitte Davidow, Nakara, Windhoek.
In Memoriam this week
28/05/2011: Charles Chavkin (b. 20/03/1930), Charles Chavkin Agencies, Johannesburg.
Do you have any names you’d like to add to our list of birthdays and In Memoriam? Please send the details.
Hide and skin prices: A note to readers
Leather footwear manufacturers that have not yet done so are requested to read the lead article in S&V African Leather, published last week, which deals with issues raised about the accuracy of the prices quoted below.
ABSA Agri Trends 25/05: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R7.78/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 R31.38, and for Merino skins was R86.06.
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
Online business structure for retailers
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Next newsletter: June 4, 2018.