S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.6 No.01, January 7, 2020
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It's a New Year. Try, each day, to do something better.
Retail last week
A mixed bag
Billabong merged into Boardriders' Durban office
Jeffreys Bay, E Cape, SA – Nearly 2 years after the global takeover of the Billabong group by its biggest rival, Boardriders Inc., the local operations are being merged in Durban, and most Billabong staff have opted to take retrenchment packages rather than relocating.
FMD: Quarantine still in place warning
Pretoria, Gauteng, SA (January 07, 2020) – In a joint statement, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development and the FMD technical task team on the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Limpopo today said that a message on social media stating that the Vhembe District of Limpopo has been cleared of foot and mouth disease was fake news.
They Said It
"To a man, no-one wanted to move to Durban. After years of living in Jeffreys Bay, it's difficult to leave." - Billabong's Digby Byleveld on the mass exodus of its staff. So much for Durban's surfing image.
The 2020 S&V Directory - Order now
The 2020 edition of the S&V Directory is in production and will be available in January. The online version is available immediately at R450 for 12 months' access.
2020 Trade Fairs Another essential service from S&V
Please note that we have updated most 2020 trade fairs and conferences on our website, linked to their websites: http://www.svmag.co.za/events
ABSA Agri Trends: Hides & skins prices
Hides: We have not received any prices so far for 2020. Note: For previous prices, see HERE
06/01/1942: Hennie du Plessis, Strassberger Shoes, Clanwilliam.
In Memoriam this week
06/01/2000: Alan Palmer (b. 02/09/1946), Medicus, Port Elizabeth.
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Next newsletter: January 13, 2020.