S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.5 No.41, October 14, 2019
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Good news last week
Tracking SA's recovery in the headlines:
Retail last week
Comment from 4 retailers on Saturday
G. Fox buys Industrial Safety Products
Port Elizabeth, E Cape, SA – Bidvest subsidiary G. Fox bought PE-based personal protective equipment (PPE) distributor Industrial Safety Products with effect from September 1.
Steps Shoes cc
News from the Competition Commission
Forever New South Africa (Pty) Ltd (FNSA) v Forever New (Pty) Ltd (FN)
Pretoria, Gauteng, SA – The Commission has unconditionally approved the proposed merger whereby FNSA intends to acquire FN.
Durban, KZN, SA – Daya & Sons, tailors and outfitters in Ismail C Meer St, will mark their 50th anniversary in November, director Hetesh Daya says.
Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA – Rob Black, former Makro merchandise manager for clothing & footwear, has retired. His replacement is former fashion accessories buyer Karen Dorasami Mohan.
Durban, KZN, SA – After 47 years of loyal and faithful service in the Johannesburg area, agent Reg Hattingh has retired. Reg represented Rockshoes from 1973 until 2004 and then continued to represent Trail Mix Trading until 30th September this year. Reg has been an incredible agent and one of the most honest and hard working people we have had the privilege of working with. He has played a huge part in the success of our business and we will be eternally grateful for his service and friendship. Reg has handed the agency over to Bevin Horwitz, who lives in Pretoria and has also been our agent for many years. Mike and Brett Pengelly, together with Fayzal and all the staff at Trail Mix would like to wish our Reggie a well earned rest and happy retirement.
Cobblers' 2019 luncheon
Cape Town, W Cape, SA – The annual Cobblers' Luncheon will be held at the Goodwood Sports Club on Saturday, November 16, starting at 12 for 12.30. Tickets are R150 per head. Please RSVP Tracy, email@example.com, no later than October 31.
They Said It
"And by the way, I don't get paid. That's the downside of working for my husband." - Bhavna Morar, Impressions, in Dundee. She also answers to 'Barbara', "because people find that easier". And a more friendly soul you couldn't find.
"He is 84 and I am 76 years. On paper it looks very, very old, but thankfully I don't feel that old yet!" - Steps Shoes member Gerrie Botha.
"For my sins, I have retired and you can find me on the 19th hole..." - The message you get if you email Rob Black, formerly of Makro.
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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 08/10: Hides & skins prices
Bovine hides: R1.86/kkg. Sheepskins: Dorper: 23.33/skin. - Wessel Lemmer, senior agricultural economist, Absa Group. NB* Hide prices are determined by the average of the RMAA (Red Meat Abattoir Association) and independent companies..
14/10/1947: Rodney Bryant, A Greenaways, Cape Town.
In Memoriam this week
15/10/????: Walter William ‘Wally’ Ballard (b. 28/11/1948), Reptile Trading Co, Cape Town.
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Next newsletter: October 21, 2019.