S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.5 No.4, Jan 28, 2019
This Newsletter is sponsored by SAFLIA
LET'S MAKE 2019 A REALLY GOOD YEAR!
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Retail last week
On Saturday, comment from 5 independents
Bata SA head leaves
Pinetown (SA), January 8 – Bata SA country manager John Harman left the company last Monday, 2 years after he joined. Financial director Benson Okumu is running the company until a replacement has been named.
They Said It
"Sorry lost my crystal ball!" - Apeco MD Mark Gibbings, in response to a request for a forecast for the year ahead. In fact, he found it again, as you will read in the next issue of S&V Footwear Leather Goods, out later this week.
"Get yourself a nice 25 year old which should keep you from being lonely." - Dick Whittington Shoes MD Arveen Boodhoo's advice to me. When I queried the practicality of his suggestion, he added: "I had a nice single malt scotch in mind. Hmmm.
Help needed for the Zimbabwe National SPCA as situation becomes dire
The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) urges members of the public, particularly ex-pats of Zimbabwe, to assist the Zimbabwe National SPCA (ZNSPCA) as the situation in Zimbabwe becomes dire.
S&V Directory - Updates
OK - Leather companies and component suppliers, too late to update your entries. Manufacturers and importers, you have today to get in any changes. Retailers, you have until Wednesday. Not kidding. Spoon feeding is over.
Trade fair delegations
The SA Footwear & Leather Export Council (SAFLEC) and the SA Ostrich Business Chamber (SAOBC) have a schedule of fairs where they plan to lead delegations of SA firms. For this year, they are:
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
ABSA Agri Trends 25/01: Hides & skins prices
Hide prices drop 20%, skin prices down
28/01/1944: Martina van Jaarsveld, Martina Shoe Boutique, Brandhof.
In Memoriam this week
28/01/2004: David Aaron (b. 12/03/1939), Natal Shoe Components/Natalie Footwear [closed], Durban.
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Seeking a Vibrant & Creative Shoe Designer
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Next newsletter: February 4, 2019.