S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 45, Nov 12, 2018
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Green Cross to close factory
Cape Town (SA) – JSE-listed company AVI Ltd is to announce its decision to close the Green Cross Manufacturers factory, it has been reliably learnt. It intends to switch entirely to importing its footwear.
Black Friday: Suppliers' perspective
Not a good thing, and the timing is wrong
Morné Howell, member, Afro-Thai Imports, Trafalgar: – We are involved and it has provided us with an opportunity of getting rid of some slow moving lines and provided our customers with the opportunity of moving stock and making some extra cash.
SAFLIA to present 'Masterplan' to DTI
Release from SAFLIA
Johannesburg (SA) – Former Jumbo Footwear Gauteng agent Ismail Laher has left the industry.
Send us the links
Curry's Post (SA) – Amanda McCarthy of Groundcover Leather Co. is the first person to respond to our invitation to publicise your websites and Facebook pages. She writes:
We invite other businesses to send us links to websites, Facebook pages and the like which they feel would be of interest to others.
They Said It
"I have a whole lot of customers who are now waiting for the Springboks to lose against them. They are civil, but they are nasty." - South Cape Ostrich Tanning marketing director Frik Kriek, speaking last week before the Boks played France.
"I‘ll try not to be so hard on you - a senior citizen." - SAFLIA executive director Jirka Vymetal, to me, because I hadn't understood his shorthand version of a company name. Us senior citizens have feelings too, you know. PS: A note to the SMS generation - 'shorthand' is (or was) a system of handwriting (you know what that is?) using abbreviations and symbols. A bit like SMS speak, but we KNEW the correct spelling.
12/11/1954: Kevin van Staden, retired, formerly Bolton Footwear, Port Elizabeth.
In Memoriam this week
12/11/1997: Angus Ogilvie, Ogilvie's Shoes [closed], Pietermaritzburg.
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ABSA Agri Trends 9/11: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R4.85/kg green. NB* Hide prices are determined by the average of the RMAA (Red Meat Abattoir Association) and independent companies. On October 10, the average price for Dorper skins was R30.63, and for Merino skins was R96.86.
S&V appeals to all readers, especially those in the Eastern Cape or with connections to the Eastern Cape, to donate to the King William's Town SPCA. The reasons are set out below. S&V has donated R2000 as a start. Any firm that donates and lets us know will be mentioned with thanks in the newsletter. What is especially commendable about the King SPCA is that they are sharing whatever they get with the SPCA in the village of Stutterheim. Read on:
Upcoming Trade Fairs
The SLTC 2019 Conference will be held on April 27 at the Park Inn, Northampton. See our website for details.
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 Reps wanted for Free State / Eastern Cape / Limpopo, Mpumalanga & North West
We are pleased to announce that Mike Wallace (072 445 5285) is the new agent representing the Angels brand and Morris Bernstein (082 855 5880) is the agent representing the Natural Steps and the new agent for the Cobbles & Noodles brands in the Western Cape.
Top safety brand seeks consultant
Safety Footwear consultant required to work on a consultancy basis with existing business. Must have knowledge of NRCS approvals process.
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: November 19, 2018.