S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.5 No.9, March 4, 2019
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LET'S MAKE 2019 A REALLY GOOD YEAR!
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Retail last week
On Saturday, comment from 5 retailers
School uniforms: Competition Commission warns of 'stricter approach'
Pretoria, Gauteng, SA (February 26, 2019) – At a press conference to address issues surrounding "anti-competitive conduct in the school uniform sector" last Tuesday, the Competition Commission said "in a major development", it had confirmed agreements with a number of private schools whereby they would "improve competition in the market for the supply of school uniforms and reducing school uniform prices for parents".
State footwear tender out
Pretoria, Gauteng, SA – The National Treasury says that RT59/2019, the tender for footwear for State departments, is available on its website. The 2018 tender was scrapped.
Who makes skips? Second asking
We have had NO RESPONSE to our query about shoe skips. Can anyone tell me who makes or supplies skips, please?
They Said It
"When I was 22-year-old new salesman at British United Shoe Machinery in Pietermaritzburg, my Boss Man and Branch Manager was Ben Peters, and I recall a remark that he made to me whilst I was sitting behind my desk: 'YOU DON’T MAKE MONEY SITTING IN THE OFFICE'. That remark was the 'BASE' that I have used from that day up to today." - Garth Ribbink, member, A Greenaways (Natal), Durban, KZN.
S&V Directory - Order now
The directory is nearing completion. Copies are available at the pre-publication price of R250. The online version is available at R450 for 12 months' access.
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 26/02: Hides & skins prices
Hide prices drop 31.8%
04/03/1950: Mike Gedye, Michelle Footwear, Durban.
In Memoriam this week
06/03/1993: Brian Murphy, agent.
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Specialised Plastics Supplier Visiting SA
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council announces that this supplier will be in Cape Town tomorrow (Tuesday 5th), and Johannesburg (Wednesday and Thursday 7th & 8th).
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Next newsletter: March 11, 2019.