S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.5 No.11, March 18, 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
Manufacturer Nicole Footwear closes
Durban, KZN, SA – Women's leather footwear manufacturer Nicole Footwear cc closed last week, founder member Peter Broughton confirmed. Set up 17 years ago, it made around 100 pairs/day, and it mainly supplied the Kingsmead Shoes chain.
WAM adds travel goods range
Durban, KZN, SA – WAM Agencies launched a trial range of luxury leather travel goods from India late last year, and is now following up with a more comprehensive range. "I felt there was a gap in the market for this," GM Wayne Matthysen said. "It's one of the most successful things I've ever done, and it complements our Ferradini clothing and footwear ranges. There has been a very good response from our customers."
Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA – Former Brand Folio SA country manager Ahmed Habib left the company at the end of February. No replacement had been named at the time of writing.
Treasury extends tender deadline
Pretoria, Gauteng, SA – The national treasury has extended the deadline for RT59/2019, its footwear and leather goods tender, from last week to March 25.
They Said It
"Don’t have any recent photo of myself! Now 76 and getting uglier by the day." - Steve Fullard, proprietor, Drake's Pride, distributor of lawn bowls apparel and equipment, Port Elizabeth, E Cape, SA.
"I am staying at home with the kids for now... so far so good. Leaving the wonderful world of shoes after a million years...!" - Lee-Ann van Aswegen, former marketing manager at Franco Ceccato, which is now part of the Dodo's Group, Cape Town, W Cape, SA.
SLTC Convention Countdown: Just 9 weeks to go
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 14/03: Hides & skins prices
Bovine: The average hide price over the past week was R1.63/kg green. NB* Hide prices are determined by the average of the RMAA (Red Meat Abattoir Association) and independent companies.
18/03/1948: Stan Rabinowitz, Footwear Direct, Johannesburg.
In Memoriam this week
24/03/2011: John Lailvaux (b. 16/10/1946), Naked Feet, Johannesburg.
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Next newsletter: March 25, 2019.