S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.5 No.13, April 1, 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 retailers
Bata wins Toughees trademark case
Pietermaritzburg, KZN, SA – Novita Shoes has been ordered to destroy all material bearing trademarks that infringe Bata Toughees, according to reports in The Witness on March 20. Pietermaritzburg High Court judge Trevor Gorven also ordered that an inquiry be held to determine the amount of damages, or reasonable royalties in lieu of damages, that Bata is entitled to. Novita has also been ordered to pay costs.
New factory to start in Nicole Footwear premises
Durban, KZN, SA – Former Michelle Footwear staff member Richard Chettier has bought the equipment of Nicole Footwear, which closed 2 weeks ago, and intends to start production next month in the same premises.
Third Arsutoria seminar
Durban, KZN, SA – The third Arsutoria footwear collection development workshop and seminar, sponsored by SAFLIA with co-sponsors eThekwini and SAFLEC, will be held from May 13-17 at Coastlands Umhlanga. It will cover 2020/21 spring/summer trends with a brief overview of 2021/22 autumn/winter. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by April 15 for further details.
They Said It
"I am experiencing SALES SHEDDING for the last six months...cost are rising and profit margins are dropping....it is NOT even a buyer's market....there is just no money around.. The recent floods up north has worsened the cash flow...monies are being sent home to their families hence not much spent here... I have more people entering my shop looking for financial assistance than clients. The circle is becoming vicious. Many local manufacturers will shut shop if this trend persists. Then of course the EFF and BLF are causing upheavals and further destabilizing and derailing any hope of ECONOMIC GROWTH AND REVIVAL with their STUPID AND INSANE BEHAVIOUR. Their actions are hurting the poor even more besides what GOVERNMENT has destroyed. I hope some SANITY will start prevailing soon ." - AE Sibda, proprietor, City Fashions, Benoni, Gauteng.
SLTC Convention Countdown: Just 7 weeks to go
The SLTC Convention will take place from May 17-19 at Green Leaves Country Lodge & Venue in the Magalies Mountains.
Durban, KZN, SA – SAFLEC finance and admin manager Louise Pelser retires at the end of May. Prenisha Dukhipersad takes over her position, and Sarah Thambiran has joined to take Prenisha's former position.
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 27/03: Hides & skins prices
Bovine: The average hide price over the past week rose slightly to R1.67/kg green. NB* Hide prices are determined by the average of the RMAA (Red Meat Abattoir Association) and independent companies.
01/04/1969: Jenny Hopkins, agent, Port Elizabeth.
In Memoriam this week
01/04/2001: John Rider, Colin D Bailey/BU Shoe Machinery, Pinetown.
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Send us the links
We invite businesses to send us links to websites, Facebook pages and the like which they feel would be of interest to others. The links below are from our database:
SAFLEC Junior Operations Administrator
Offices based in Westville. Own transport is vital. Salary: R10 000-R12 000 negotiable. Duties to manage the full planning, deliverance and outcome of projects aligned to the programmes, and submit monthly as well as annual reports to the Project steering committee. Looking for a degreed individual. 3 year contractual position. Call 031 266 1473 for more information. Only emailed CVs will be considered. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date: April 18, 2019
Sales position Western Cape
Footwear wholesaler seeks a representative for their well established ladies' brands in the Western Cape and surrounding areas. Please call Jason on 083 995 3268.
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, email@example.com
Next newsletter: April 8, 2019.