S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.6 No.19, May 11, 2020
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A.P. Jones: A slow trickle, and glad of it
Fish Hoek, W Cape, SA – It has been a slow trickle since last Saturday. We are extremely fortunate in that we do have a slow trickle. There are so many businesses out there who have not been able to open and we feel for them. I think that it is all going to be about expectation (or the lack of it!). The further we have gone from month-end and the initial euphoria, the slower the trickle has become.
The Athlete's Foot: Better than expected
Cape Town, W Cape, SA – March saw a big decline even before lockdown as fewer people came into the centre. The year ahead is bleak as the Waterfront depends heavily on tourists.
Ginger Bhagwandas: Demand for sandals
Durban, KZN, SA – Trade was brisk until Thursday the 7 th of May 2020 . Friday and Saturday has been quiet.
Louis Shoes: Much better than expected
Cape Town, W Cape, SA – Before I comment on how retail has been for the last week, since returning to work from over a month’s quarantine/lockdown, I just want to say how sorry I am for all the other retail sectors that are still not allowed to trade during level-4 lockdown – restaurants / fast-foods / hairdressers & beauty salons / liquor stores / cigarette vendors / luggage and bags and many more that are not considered “essential items” under level-4 quarantine. And I hope and pray that they will all be allowed to start trading again very, very soon.
Stock Exchange News Service (SENS)
HomeChoice - AR and AGM notice
Cape Town, W Cape, SA (April 30, 2020) – Shareholders are advised that the integrated annual report for the year ended 31 December 2019 is available on the Company’s website www.homechoiceinternational.com/integrated-reports.
Mr Price: Publication of final results
Durban, KZN, SA (May 04, 2929) – Due to the impact of the nation-wide lockdown initiated as a result of COVID-19, the work streams related to the finalisation of the Group’s financial results have been delayed.
Covid-19: More DTIC notifications
Pretoria, Gauteng, SA – Dr Jaywant Irkhede, Director: Leather & Footwear at the Department of Trade, Industry & Competition (DTIC), last week forwarded this announcement. Dr Irkhede's contact details are +27 (0)66 301 2044, firstname.lastname@example.org.
They Said It
"I'm keeping busy washing dishes, and I'm learning how to make scones...my wife is really keeping me on the job." - Ginger Bhagwandas, of men's outfitting mini-chain Ginger Bhagwandas in Durban, KZN, SA, who has been ordered by his son, Sunil, to stay at home during the lockdown.
"We are very obedient, because our son otherwise whips us, if we don’t follow orders." - Leather columnist Sam Setter, who is locked down in Florence, Italy. His son and daughter-in-law are both doctors in Italy.
Got anything you'd like to share?
Do you have any suggestions, comments or experiences about the lockdown that you'd like to share with the industry? We will publish the throughout the lockdown, so please let us know. - email@example.com
Updating the 2020 S&V Directory
I am using the lockdown to complete the 2020 edition of the S&V Directory. Something productive you could do with your lockdown time is to let me know if you have moved, had any other address or staff changes in the last 12 months. Please mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
11/05/1945: David Maisey, emigrated o the UK, formerly Brondean Agencies, Port Elizabeth, E Cape, SA.
In Memoriam this week
12/05/2011: Charles Burger (b. 28/12/1968), Klein Karoo International, Oudtshoorn, W Cape, SA.
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Next newsletter: May 18, 2020.