S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.5 No.18, May 6, 2019
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LET'S MAKE 2019 A REALLY GOOD YEAR!
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Retail last week
Comment from 3 retailers on Saturday
Wednesday's public holiday
This is an appeal to every reader who has the ability to vote on Wednesday: I can't imagine that any of you would support 'The Son Of The Soiled Mind', but if you do, well please don't vote. For everyone else, please exercise your vote, but carefully. This country needs to move to coalition governments, or at least to centrist governments where the parties change every few elections and where the ideological differences between the main parties aren't very great. The previous ruling party was in power for 46 years, this one has been in power for nearly 25. Neither was or is very appealing. The message is pretty obvious.
R-CTFL 'Masterplan': Leather, footwear, leather goods 'ignored'
The 'SA R-CTFL Value Chain Masterplan', a policy document to assist the growth of local manufacturing of clothing and footwear and their suppliers, commissioned by the DTI and prepared by B&M Analysts, has had little input from the footwear industry and none at all from the leather or leather goods industries.
Paris Belts 'scaling back, not closing'
Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA – Paris Belts has "scaled back production, but isn't closing", MD Benjamin Cartoon said on Thursday, in response to a query about the company's future.
Ethiopia’s Industrial Parks Generate $103 Million Export Income
Published on May 02, 2019
Edgars acquisition approved with conditions
Pretoria, Gauteng, SA – The Commission has taken a decision to recommend to the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) that the proposed acquisition of Edgars Consolidated Stores Limited (ECSL) by New HoldCo (New HoldCo) be approved subject to conditions.
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They Said It
"Seeing all the sad comments of how bad the retailers are finding each week reminded me of an occasion about twenty odd years ago when I asked a friend of mine who had a couple of shops in Durban, how business was going? He replied, 'Well Glen, it's a bit quiet in the morning, and then it tapers off in the afternoon.' Pretty much sums up how all the retailers are finding it at the moment." - Shoprite Checkers senior buyer footwear & luggage, Glen Mitchell.
"Yes, sorry won’t be able to make it as I will be out of the country from 13 May to 24 May. Will think of you while I must drink hot beer." - Rolfes Leather Division MD Quintin Marais on why he won't be at the SLTC Convention.
"Can I tell you anything more? I love talking!" - Sonja Düvel of Chic Shoetique and Shoe Lovers in Somerset West.
SLTC Convention Countdown: Just 2 weeks to go
The final programme has 10 papers:
The convention will take place from May 17-19 at Green Leaves Country Lodge & Venue in the Magalies Mountains.
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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 03/05: Hides & skins prices
The demand for leather is remaining stubbornly low although slaughter numbers are increasing globally. Prices are expected to remain low however the market is hopeful that the recent slight increase in prices could be a turning point for the industry. Bovine: The average hide price over the past week was R1.82/kg green. NB* Hide prices are determined by the average of the RMAA (Red Meat Abattoir Association) and independent companies. Sheep skins: Dorper R33/skin
06/05/1932: Yusuf Sayanvala, Westgate Wholesalers, Brits.
In Memoriam this week
06/05/2016: Herbert Lohmeier (b. 25/11/1954), H. Lohmeier Men’s Outfitters, Swakopmund.
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Next newsletter: May 13, 2019.