October 5, 2005




Backers Back Out of School Specialty Deal

Bain Capital Partners’ acquisition of School Specialty, originally slated to close last month, has been put into doubt. A trio of backers–Banc of America Securities, JP Morgan Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities–that had agreed to provide $350 million in debt financing …

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September 1, 2004




B-to-B School Supply Sales Make the Grade

School is back in session, and the business-to-business catalogers that target the education market are now reviewing their report cards as far as sales go. For most marketers contacted, it was a decent year.
At Greenville, WI-based School Specialty, sales …

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July 1, 2002




Prep School

Solve this problem: You’re planning to outsource your logistics and must find and negotiate with a third-party provider. What’s the one thing you need to make the process run smoothly? If you answered “Preparation,” you’ve scored an A. The ultimate …

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April 15, 2009




Back To Basics Toys Heading to Scholastic DC

Children’s book and magazine publisher Scholastic on April 8 announced expansion plans for its distribution and customer service facility in Moberly, MO. What’s the occasion? It needs to make room for the company’s Back To Basics Toys catalog.

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November 17, 2005




Financial Reports: Staples, Penney, School Specialty, and More

3Q Income, Sales Up at Staples Framingham, MA-based office products conglomerate Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) posted an 11% jump in third-quarter revenue and a 14% rise in net income. For the three months ended Oct. 29, the cataloger/retailer had netted $238 million on sales …

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July 1, 2002




Out of School

Do you harbor a burning desire to upgrade your logistics and supply chain management knowledge base? Few of us have the spare time to go back to school, but learning while working has never been easier or more affordable than …

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October 25, 2008




Strong Season for School Supplies Mailer Raymond Geddes

So far it’s been a frosty fall in terms of consumer spending. But wholesale school supplies and back to school gear cataloger Raymond Geddes is having a good season, with sales up about 10% over last year.
“Our fall sales …

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February 13, 2002




Financial reports: REI, School Specialty, more

REI Back in Black
Outdoor gear cataloger/retailer Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) enjoyed a 6% rise in annual sales, to $740 million from $698 million for 2000. Catalog and Web sales increased 26%, to $116 million from $92 million. Revenue from REI’s 59 stores increased 5%. As for the …

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August 15, 2002




School Specialty Scoops Up ABC School Supply

Greenville, WI–On Aug. 15, School Specialty acquired $48 million ABC School Supply, which markets early childhood products to pre-K through K-2 audiences. The transaction is priced at approximately $43 million, comprised of $31 million in cash and $12 million in assumed debt, and is expected …

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November 15, 2001




School Specialty net income up 49%, buys Premier School Agendas

Educational supplies giant School Specialty (Nasdaq: SCHS) reported net income of $19.3 million for the quarter ended Oct. 27, up 49% from $12.9 million for the comparable quarter of 2000. Revenue rose 12%, to $269.7 million from $240.5 million last year. The company credits the top-line and bottom-line …

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