S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.5 No.50, December 17, 2019
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Retail last week
Comment from 4 retailers on Saturday - location and a positive attitude help
They Said It
"Now I'm going to have to stress about it the whole holiday. I'm not going away, so maybe I should write all of my articles for next year over the holiday!!!" - Dr Clive Jackson-Moss of the International School of Tanning Technology in Grahamstown on the columns he writes for S&V African Leather. I like to remind my correspondents about their duties - frequently.
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ABSA Agri Trends 13/12: Hides & skins prices
Hides: The current average hide price is R1.43/skin, this is 1.1% higher than last week’s price of R1.41/skin. The current price is 11.2% lower than prices were a month ago and the current hide price is 62.7% lower than prices were a year ago. The local market remains stable. Locally the closure of automotive plants for the holidays will keep prices at the current low levels in the short to medium term. The price of merino skins was down by 5.3% from R45.71/skin to R43.29/skin this week. The Dorper skin price was up by 11.2% week on week at R34.17/skin. Compared to a year ago the price of dorper skins is 11.27% higher and the price of merino skins is 53.20% lower. - Conce Moraba, agricultural economist, Absa Group. NB* Hide prices are determined by the average of the RMAA (Red Meat Abattoir Association) and independent companies.
16/12/1939: Danny Pincus, agent, Johannesburg.
In Memoriam this week
18/12/2003: Ben Stoltzman (b. 03.05/1933), Vogue Shoes/Sportshoe SA [closed], Cape Town.
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