S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 No.23, June 11, 2018
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Comrades count: Asics still top, Brooks and Saucony climbing the field
Durban (SA) – Asics maintained its lead in the Comrades Marathon shoe count, with a share of 38% of the field, according to a release today, based on entry forms completed in September last year.
Wage negotiations: Footwear, Tanning sectors both head for conciliation
Durban (SA) – The Footwear sector of the National Bargaining Council of the Leather Industry could not reach a settlement during the second round of negotiations last week (June 6 and 7), and June 28 has been set as a conciliation date. The council will employ a CCMA commissioner to mediate.
EU to target US clothing, footwear in trade war
The EU will impose "temporary safeguard duties" on imports of US-made clothing and footwear in response to punitive tariffs by the Trump administration on imports of steel and aluminium, according to the Sourcing Journal.
Euro Industrials moving
Pinetown (SA) – Trim manufacturer Euro Industrials will be moving to Unit H11, Pinemead Industrial Park, 14 Trafford Rd, Pinetown on Monday, June 18. Contact numbers will remain the same. As the changeover of telephone lines is happening on Friday 15th June, it is possible that the lines and emails will be down that day.
They Said It
"I hope they give me lots of warning - so I can start sweeping myself." - Dick Whittington Shoes MD Arveen Boodhoo on the possibility that the next UITIC International Technical Footwear Congress, in 2020, will be held in SA. Factory visits were a major part of this year's event in Portugal, and the factories visited were - without exception or exaggeration - pristine.
Birthdays this week
11/06/1948: Basie Vermaak, retired, formerly Watson Shoes, Great Brak River.
In Memoriam this week
12/06/2004: Neville Williams (b. 04/1945), Cameo Components/Central Components [closed], 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 08/06: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R7.43/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 R31.67, and for Merino skins was R87.50.
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: June 18, 2018.