March 25, 2002




IGo sold for $8.4 million

To expand its product line and distribution network, portable computer maker Mobility Electronics is buying iGo, a cataloger of batteries and other accessories for mobile and wireless devices, for about $8.4 million in cash and stock.
Mobility Electronics’ European sales and …

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March 23, 2002




Live from NEMOA: Blair “quietly proactive” about acquisitions

Cambridge, MA–During his session at the New England Mail Order Association (NEMOA) Spring Conference on March 22, Blair Corp. president/CEO John Zawacki said that the cataloger’s goal is to reach $1 billion in sales by the end of the decade.
But …

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March 23, 2002




PRC endorses postal rate hike

(Direct Newsline) The Postal Rate Commission on March 22 recommended that the U.S. Postal Service raise its rates an average of 7.7%. The increase is 1% less than what the USPS had requested when it filed its proposal with the PRC on …

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March 22, 2002




Vermont Country Store tests Essential Goods title

Weston, VT–Like so many aging celebrities,Vermont Country Store is pursuing youth. The venerable family-owned business, which began in 1946, last week test mailed Essential Goods, a spin-off catalog targeting younger baby boomers.
Given that the youngest of the Baby Boom …

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March 22, 2002




Casual Male sells remaining assets

Men’s cataloger/retailer Casual Male, which has been operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection since May 2001, said on March 22 that it has entered into an agreement to sell its assets to an affiliate of Charlesbank Capital Partners for $137 million plus the …

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March 22, 2002




PRC clears way for June 30 postal rate hike

The Postal Rate Commission(PRC) on March 22 formally accepted the terms of the negotiated settlement between the U.S. Postal Service and different mailing concerns for an overall 7.7% postage increase on average that’s expected to take effect June 30. Standard Mail, …

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March 21, 2002




Restoration Hardware posts quarterly loss

Corte Madera, CA–After a Securities and Exchange Commission review, gifts and home decor cataloger/retailer Restoration Hardware (Nasdaq: RSTO)said it would rework its results for the first three quarters of fiscal 2001 and for all of fiscal 2000 to reflect how …

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March 21, 2002




Live from NEMOA: treat your vendors right

Cambridge, MA–Be good to your vendors, Home Decorators Collection president Gil Kemp told attendees of the New England Mail Order Association (NEMOA) Spring Conference, and they’ll be good to you–and to your business.
Kemp spoke Thursday morning at the NEMOA …

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March 21, 2002




Live from NEMOA: fictional customers, real-life revenue

Cambridge, MA–Creating fictional buyers can pave the way to genuine sales. So said Jen Cardello, director of customer experience services for Gomez at during her Thursday morning session at the New England Mail Order Association (NEMOA) Spring Conference. The conference, …

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March 20, 2002




Profitsfall at Brookstone

Gifts and gadgets cataloger/retailer Brookstone (Nasdaq: BKST), which mails the Hard-to-Find Tools and Gardeners Eden catalogs, reported that net income for the quarter ended Feb. 2 dropped 12%, to $22.3 million. Last year, Brookstone posted net income of $25.2 million. Net sales decreased 6%, …

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