.. and while I was in Los Angeles, I
visited a number of prominent sportswear distributors and suppliers
and I gave several presentations of our latest products. There
was/has been a great deal of interest shown by American buyers
in our new line of BUSTOP sports shirts and track suits. They all
commented on our colour schemes and summer designs, and said that they
had never seen a design with such a positive impact. I
think that BUSTOP is going to be/will be a winner for us both
sides of the Atlantic.
The day before I flew back I met the owners of Track Style
and Winners, our regular retail outlets in L.A, and I informed them
of our new discount plan on orders over $5,000. They seemed very
interested, but both clients mentioned our late delivery dates, and
I know that’s something our export department has been working on
recently. Anyway, erm…Halloways promised/has promised an order in
excess of $15,000, but I haven’t received the order yet.
Sammy Cohen of Marks Brothers sends his regards. You may remember
he came over last December and we had lunch together. He has
had/has been having some bad luck lately. He closed/has closed
his two main outlets in the centre and at the moment he is selling
from the five smaller stores in the suburbs. He has offered to be a
sales rep for us over there. I don’t know what you think, but he
certainly has some very useful connections in the L.A. fashion
business, and he could bring in some lucrative new business for us.
Before I move on to talk about the East Coast, I’d just like to
say how prominent our brand is in the west of the States. Our TV and
radio campaign for BUSTOP has helped/has been helping our brand
image enormously since we launched it last April, and I’m confident
that third quarter sales on the West Coast will be/is going to be
at least 18% up on last years figures.