S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.5 No.15, April 15, 2019
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Retail last week
On Saturday, comment from 5 retailers
Wage negotiations: General Goods
Cape Town, W Cape, SA – At the first round of negotiations in the General Goods & Handbags sector last week, the employers offered a 5.3% wage increase, which was rejected by the unions, according to Gerald Naidoo, general secretary of the National Bargaining Council of the Leather Industry. The employers have gone back to their members for a new mandate before the second round on May 6 and 7.
Sale of Celrose, Eddels 'awaiting ruling'
Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA – The purchase of clothing manufacturer Celrose, in Tongaat, and its footwear manufacturing subsidiary, Eddels, in Pietermaritzburg, by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), from Edcon, "is not concluded yet", according to IDC divisional executive for corporate affairs, Zama Luthuli.
Group head of marketing at Bolton Footwear, Stuart Hopwood, has been promoted to group sales and creative executive at the company. His new role will include group sales, marketing as well as design, range building and footwear importing.
They Said It
"Well HE thinks he deserves it." - Claw Boot director Mark Fraser on his father, Grant, disappearing on an annual 2-week fishing trip somewhere on the Namibian coast with very poor cell phone reception. In his absence, his daughter had to have urgent surgery and several key staff members went off sick, leaving Mark and his mother, Jill, "running round in circles". He did qualify it by saying the problems arose after Grant had left and yes, his father had worked very hard for a lot of years.
"Anything else you want me to do, I’m game. I’ll sing, dance and hand out pamphlets - might chase away the delegates though." - Mimosa Extract Co. leather technologist Matthew Dunning, who takes his duties as an SLTC committee member very seriously. When asked if his father, Nigel, who is Mimosa's business manager, would be attending, he replied: "No, he'll be in the middle of Colombia or El Salvador or somewhere like that." Clearly, marketing wattle extract is not for the faint-hearted.
"A Russian queen is a Tsarina, but I'm Zarina." - Zarina Dawjee, member, Cassim's The Man's Shop in Port Shepstone, and no doubt very regal.
SLTC Convention Countdown: Just 5 weeks to go
The convention will take place from May 17-19 at Green Leaves Country Lodge & Venue in the Magalies Mountains.
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ABSA Agri Trends 10/04: Hides & skins prices
Bovine: The average hide price over the past week rose slightly to R1.68/kg green. NB* Hide prices are determined by the average of the RMAA (Red Meat Abattoir Association) and independent companies.
15/04/1971: Jacques Ergas, Red Planet Shoes, Cape Town.
In Memoriam this week
20/04/2015: Moira Pascall, Economic Shoe Store, Paarl.
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Next newsletter: April 22, 2019.