S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 47, Nov 26, 2018
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Consumers keen, retailers cautious
Kim Cunniffe, group purchasing manager, Kingsmead Shoes, Durban: I'm very happy. 3 stores haven't reported because of a glitch, but if they do what I expect, we'll be up on last year, and it didn't even fall on or just after pay day, which it did last year.
Leather 'declining as upper material'
Durban (SA) – Garth Ribbink of upper material supplier A Greenaways (Natal) says leather is in retreat as a footwear upper material because of fashion trends, and cites the opinion of his agent in India, Deepak Nigam, who wrote:
Mango opens in Kenya
Mango has opened its first store in Kenya, at the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi, bringing the number of Mango stores in Africa to 64. - https://www.uqalo.com/
New head for SARS footwear task team
Pretoria (SA) – Helena Tripmaker, senior manager key industry engagement at SA Revenue Services (SARS), and chair of the SARS footwear task team, will be retiring at the end of the year. Her successor will be Dr Theo Colesky.
Rosa Costa, formerly of the Superior Footwear Group in Harare, Zimbabwe, died in Portugal on November 18.
Durban (SA) – Michael Hiss, of Michael Hiss Agencies and Chanti Belt & Buckle Manufacturers, died last Monday night of a heart attack.
2019 Trade Fairs Another essential service from S&V
Please note that we have put a list of the 2019 trade fairs and conferences on our website, linked to their websites: http://www.svmag.co.za/events
They Said It
"I started at Bata Tannery on the 15th of July, 1963 - 53 years ago - and the whole of my first day was spent stirring the contents of a 44 gallon drum. I think the foreman didn't want me to come back, but I thought 'bugger you', and I've been coming back to work every day since." - Noel Barkhuizen of Rotta Leathers, Uitenhage.
"Production Capacity: 20 pairs per day. All processes are done by hand, no big machinery used (still saving up for these)." - Conrad Kalp of bespoke footwear manufacturer Shoe Boys, in Pretoria.
26/11/19??: Ed Duthie, retired, formerly Bata Zimbabwe.
In Memoriam this week
29/11/2001: Harold Sack (b. 14/09/1932), Nugshoe [closed], Pinetown.
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ABSA Agri Trends 23/11: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R4.15/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 R30.78, and for Merino skins was R91.28.
Shops for sale, Mpumalanga
Profitable footwear and clothing retailer (2 stores) for sale in Mpumalanga town. No goodwill. Pay only for stock, fixtures and equipment +/-2.5m. Property available for 250k.
Serious buyers can call 065 925 0359.
In need of a boardroom?
SAFLEC, situated at 6 Stedman Mews, 128 Jan Hofmeyr Road, Westville, has a boardroom for hire.
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Next newsletter: December 3, 2018.