S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.6 No.10, March 9, 2020
This Newsletter is sponsored by SAFLIA
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Coast 2 Coast rescue plan to be announced soon
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Retail so far this year
"Challenging. January was comparable with last year, but February and March so far have been difficult. We have to work longer hours and think very carefully about what we buy. In general, we've gone a notch down. Our customers are mostly factory workers and similar and we have to stock what they can afford. However, you can't think about sticking to one price point - you have to be fluid." - Milan Bhagvan, Ranson's Store, Benoni, Gauteng, SA. Family outfitter, 1 store.
3rd Arsutoria trend workshop
Durban, KZN, SA – The third Arsutoria trend workshop and seminar will be held at the Moses Mabhida stadium from May 04-08. The main sponsor is SAFLIA. Co-sponsors are SAFLEC and the eThekwini F&L Export Programme.
They Said It
"What, at my age, too young to retire soon. So much to do and time's getting short. Hahahah." - Former agent and retailer ,Eric Majoor, who has closed his shop, St Tropez, in Westville Mall, Durban. The space has been taken over by Kingsmead Shoes.
"Sorry about missing Friday’s deadline. I am currently in Guatemala and my body has no idea what time of day it is. Apparently waking up at 3.19 am is what you do." - Leather scientist Karl Flowers.
SLTC Convention: Update to list of speakers
There has been an update to the list of speakers for the Society of Leather Technologists & Chemists (SLTC) SA Section annual convention (May 15-17):
New Dates of APLF 2020 Confirmed
Hong Kong (February 21, 2020) – APLF continues to monitor the developments of the Novel Coronavirus, that first emerged from Wuhan, China in December of 2019.
The 2020 S&V Directory - Order now
The 2020 edition of the S&V Directory is in production and will be available soon. 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
Hide prices (March 05, 2020) - The current average hide price reduced by 2.6% to R1.29/kg from R1.33, compared to a week ago. The current price however, is 6.2% lower than prices were a month ago and is 24.7% lower than prices were a year ago. The hide market is remains in dire stress. The issues such as abundant supplies and limited demand from last year still persist; except now Coronavirus has resulted in a huge loss of production due to factories not opening; hides being stuck in ports etc. adding to the glut.. - Conce Moraba, agricultural economist, Absa group.
09/03/1967: PJ Moloisane, Trade & Investment SA, Sandton.
In Memoriam this week
09/03/2016: David Opie (b. 11/01/1963), Hippo Bag & Screen [closed], Cape Town.
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Next newsletter: March 16, 2020.