International ARCHIVE

ACQUISITIONS  Nov 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Shayn Ferriolo

Spices Etc. gets Mo Hotta Jim Kelley and his son, Jimmy Kelley Jr., wanted to add some heat to their Savannah, GA-based Spices Etc. catalog business.

ACQUISITIONS: Wilmar buys MRO rival Barnett  Aug 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

In one fell swoop, $225 million repair and maintenance products cataloger Wilmar Industries has doubled its share of the MRO market, by agreeing to buy

ACQUISITIONS: Fingerhut buys into apparel  May 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Paul Miller

Arizona Mail Order, Bedford Fair, now Lew MagramOn March 10, Fingerhut bought the inventory, lists, and trademarks of StyleSite Marketing’s Lew Magram

A time to sell  May 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Shayn Ferriolo

This month’s questionGiven the rise in mergers and acquisitions, are you thinking about merging or selling your business?Naturally, selling any business

ACQUISITIONS: Lillian Vernon buys Rue de France  Apr 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

After more than 49 years in the catalog business, Rye, NY-based Lillian Vernon Corp. is making its first-ever acquisition. On Feb. 21, the gifts and home

A sporting chance  Mar 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Paul Miller

Just as there’s more than one way to skin a cat, Dallas-based Collegiate Pacific has found that there’s more than one way to grow a business. For the

ACQUISITIONS: GE takes control of Genesis  Feb 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Moira Pascale

Bankruptcy court also approves sale of Carol WrightOn Dec. 17, a Newark, NJ, bankruptcy court gave the sale of Genesis Direct to GEInvestment the green

ACQUISITIONS: SPIEGEL BUYS CW  Feb 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Paul Miller

J. Crew (finally) unloads Clifford & WillsNineteen months after announcing it would try to sell its $74 million Clifford & Wills (CW) women’s apparel

ACQUISITIONS: SPECIALTY FINDS BUYER  Jan 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

Golub Associates takes the $46 million wig cataloger privateOn Dec. 3, less than three weeks after announcing it would discontinue its underperforming

All in the family  Jan 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Charlie Fletcher

This month’s questionWhat are the benefits and drawbacks to working in a family business?It’s said that the family that plays together stays together.






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