S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 No.37, September 17, 2018
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Chic: Queries over equipment list
Cape Town (SA) – Prospective buyers of Chic Shoes' equipment, which goes on auction on October 9, have said they are 'surprised' at the lack of high tech machinery on the list sent to them by the liquidator.
Tanning 'revolution' claim
Netherlands-based tannery ECCO Leather says it has perfected a new tanning process minimising the use of water. High water use and substantial effluent generation are the major problems facing tanneries globally. In a release last Wednesday, ECCO said:
Compagnie Financière Richemont SA is a Swiss-based holding company founded by SA businessman Johann Rupert. He is chairman of the company. This report is from Reuters.
Richemont sells luxury leather bagmaker Lancel to Piquadro
Zurich (Reuters) – Richemont (CFR.S) has completed the sale of its struggling French leather bag maker Lancel to Italian high-end briefcase maker Piquadro (PQ.MI) in a profit share deal, the luxury goods maker said on Monday.
Johannesburg (SA) – Former Selective International Footwear sales manager Ruan Prinsloo joined 360° Industries in July. He has been replaced by Albie Alberts. Dave Murphy has also joined the company as a sales rep from Neptun Boot. Selective imports the Kaliber range of safety footwear.
They Said It
"If you are going to add other details to your magazine, can you add the following: Opened on 23rd November 1969, to current [date]." - Hetesh and Vinay Daya, directors of Durban independent retailer Daya & Sons Tailors & Outfitters. How's that for all those predicting the end of independent retailers?
"There is more of me around......much, much more - you haven't seen me for a while." - Beverley Phillips, retired former Bata SA PA to company managers, who was quoted in last week's newsletter. I had thanked her, saying if there were more [people] like her around, my life would be much easier.
"I didn't see it because on that day I had to sneak out of home to practice on a guitar and learn the words of a song..." - Thus began a long, complicated and very romantic explanation by Sew Solutions MD Rabin Nagesar as to why he hadn't seen and responded to an email. And the guitar? He took his wife for a surprise weekend away to mark 2 anniversaries - the 29th of their wedding and the 30th of their meeting - during which he serenaded her with her current favourite song. I can imagine many female readers looking long and hard at their partners and saying "Why didn't YOU think of that..."
17/09/1944: Avril Goldstein, Daisy Roots, Balfour Park.
In Memoriam this week
18/09/1992: Wally Barkus, agent, Durban.
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ABSA Agri Trends 14/09: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R4.65/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 R30.00, and for Merino skins was R99.36.
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
Sales Rep wanted for Western Cape
To cover Cape Town, north up to Vredendal, the central Cape to Beaufort West, and the Garden Route to Plettenburg Bay. You will carry the Angels range of ladies' comfort footwear.
Devrajah 'Teddy' Moodley, former pattern room manager at Froggie and with 31 years experience, seeks a position in footwear manufacturing. He has a vast knowledge in the shoe Industry. - 083 280 6915, email@example.com
In need of a boardroom?
SAFLEC, situated at 6 Stedman Mews, 128 Jan Hofmeyr Road, Westville, has a boardroom for hire.
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, firstname.lastname@example.org
Next newsletter: September 24, 2018.