S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.5 No.47, November 25, 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
FLIC offers styling advice to manufacturers
By Richard Starmer
SENS releases last week
Mr Price interim results September 2019
They Said It
"There are no shoe stores (apart from Pep) in Philippolis. It also seems as if the female population does not know too much about locally manufactured shoes. (I am educating them as time goes on.) They think that brands like Sketchers are locally manufactured☹. In any case, I have purchased my first shoes over the internet and what a lovely experience. I contacted Matthew Hansen, whom I know from my SAFLEC days, and asked him about Angelsoft Shoes and where I could buy them. Well, Angelsoft Shoes are sold on the internet and the online shop is called Shoefie. (Shoefie.co.za). It was a very smooth operation and I was kept abreast of my order all the time. Within a week of me ordering, my two pairs of sandals were delivered to my door here in Philippolis! To say the least, I was thrilled to bits. It might be an avenue to explore, especially for those of us who live in the sticks." - Louise Pelser, formerly with SAFLEC, now retired.
"Ah well, better early than never - or something like that." - My mother-in-law, who sent me birthday greetings at 1.30 in the morning, thinking she had missed the day. As it turned out, she was the first to wish me.
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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 08/11: Hides & skins prices
Hides: The current average hide price is R1.64/skin, this is 2.2% higher than last week’s price of R1.61/skin. The current price is 5.9% lower than prices were a month ago and the current hide price is 60.5% lower than prices were a year ago. The hide market remains under immense pressure. Abundant supplies continue to weigh down the global and local market.- Conce Moraba, agricultural economist, Absa Group. NB* Hide prices are determined by the average of the RMAA (Red Meat Abattoir Association) and independent companies.
25/11/1952: Elaine Botha, Velle Shoppe, Heidelberg.
In Memoriam this week
29/11/2001: Harold Sack (b. 14/09/1932), Nugshoe [closed], Pinetown.
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Next newsletter: December 2, 2019.