S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.6 No.06, February 10, 2020
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Retail so far this year
"December was bad, January was worse and so far, February has been quiet." - Mahomed Deedat, proprietor, Main Showroom, Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA. Independent, 1 store, men's outfitter.
'Resignation of SABS acting CEO a huge blow to business and consumer confidence' says DA
ANA Press Release Wire
Pepco Group is Steinhoff SA Holdings' European subsidiary - the equivalent of Pepkor in Africa. It operates in 14 countries, mostly in Eastern Europe, as well as the UK, Ireland and Spain. Apparel is a relatively new addition to its offering: Its fashion brand is Pep & Co, carried by Poundland in the UK and now in standalone stores as well.
Pepco Group – Quarter 1 Trading Update: PEPCO led strong peak trading performance across all retail brands
(February 5, 2020) – The fast-growing pan-European variety discount retailer, Pepco Group, owner of the PEPCO and Dealz brands in Europe and Poundland in the United Kingdom (UK), today reports a trading update for the first quarter ending December 2019.
They Said It
"If you want to get a chain to return your call, you have to charm the receptionist." - Topside Footwear agent Ian Gordon.
"I had some crises these last two weeks, and that's an understatement!" - Shaakira Isaacs, brand manager, Crocs SA. And so say all of us, Shaakira.
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: The current average hide price is R1.42/skin. The current price is 2.9% higher than prices were a month ago and the current hide price is 64.1% lower than prices were a year ago. The local market remains under pressure. Global slaughter continues at a good rate, with global hide stocks also rising. Locally week on week prices were supported by the re-opening of the automotive plants and lower slaughter numbers. - Conce Moraba, agricultural economist, Absa group.
12/02/1951: Jack Bassage, Eddels Shoes, Pietermaritzburg.
In Memoriam this week
10/02/1997: Don Craig, Cape Knife, Cape Town.
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Have a look at these links
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