S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 No.35, September 3, 2018
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Mr Price Group: Miladys, online best peformers
Durban (SA) – Miladys had the highest retail sales growth - over 9% - of Mr Price Group Limited's 3 apparel and 2 home segment store divisions, according to results released on August 30 for the first 4 months of the financial year ending on March 30, 2019.
Online sales continued to grow strongly by 28.1% to R83.2m. The MRP Apparel online channel achieved sales growth of 37.6% MRP Home 19.5% and MRP Sport 31.3%.
Cape Town, SA - Jeannine De Chaud has been appointed head of TFG Merchandise Procurement.
They Said It
"As you know, SABS/ NRCS has been an ongoing saga for our industry. You are also aware of the initiatives to establish an alternative testing facility locally. Pursuant to a letter circulated by the new executive management team of the SABS, I last week had a visit from Johan Louw, Executive- Laboratory Services. Personally I am bullish about the intentions of the new team to restore the service. We as a group will always support local and will want to help SABS restore if there is real prospect that it will do so." - Alan Fleetwood, MD Bolton Footwear/BBF Safety Group. We expect to carry an interview with SABS in the next issue of S&V Footwear & Leather Goods Magazine.
03/09/1953: Vic Jablowski, Protech V, Pinetown.
In Memoriam this week
03/09/2005: Oliver Guibert (b. 23/12/?), Bata Zimbabwe.
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ABSA Agri Trends 23/08: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R5.34/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 R36.00, and for Merino skins was R91.00.
Upcoming Trade Fairs
MOMAD Shoes 2018, Spain, September 7-9
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: September 10, 2018.