September 19, 2001




Court Approves Sale of F&G’s Gifts Group, Horticultural Books

Wilmington, DE—The waiting is over, and Brecon Capital Management and Gardens Alive are the lucky bargain shoppers. On Sept. 19, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware approved the sale of substantially all the assets of the …

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September 18, 2001




NEMOA Cancels Conference; DMers Jittery About Travel

Industry conferences and classes have been cancelled following last week’s terrorist attacks on the U.S. and nerves are frayed as direct marketers make travel plans for the Direct Marketing Association’s annual conference next month.
The New England Mail Order …

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September 18, 2001




Awards.com, T. Shipley Form $30 million B2B Brand Group

Lyndhurst, NJ–Just over two weeks after acquiring business furniture marketer Reliable Home Office Awards.com has announced that it will merge with Maitland, FL-based executive gifts and accessories cataloger T. Shipley and motivational and promotional products supplier Durham & Co. to …

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September 18, 2001




Nation’s Crisis Could Boost Consumer Spending

Stevens, PA—While many expect the slowing economy to grind to a halt following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, at least one researcher finds that the tragic events could stimulate some spending.
Market …

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September 14, 2001




Access Disaster Relief Charity Websites Here

Catalog Age encourages all its readers to go to several Websites to see what contributions can be made for disaster relief. We recommend that you try The American Red Cross, and AmeriCares, among other fine organizations.

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September 13, 2001




Mrs. Beasley’s Acquires Ernst Mueller’s Fine Baking

Beverly Hills, CA–To expand its product line and distribution network, food gifts cataloger/retailer Mrs. Beasley’s has bought the assets of Ernst Mueller’s Fine Baking. Mrs. Beasley’s, which is owned by Los Angeles-based Kayne Anderson Investment Management, sells gift baskets …

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September 13, 2001




UPDATE: Parcel Carriers Unsure When Express Packages Will Arrive

Stamford, CT—Although the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) allowed the opening of U.S. airports at 11 a.m. (EST) Thursday with limited flights, it remains unclear when the major parcel carriers would get express packages to their recipients. Since the …

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September 12, 2001




Attack Aftermath: Call Centers Quiet–for How Long?

Stamford, CT—As you would expect, call centers throughout the country were eerily quiet in the hours following the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington. Mailers contacted by CATALOG AGE estimate that their call volume was down as much …

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September 12, 2001




Neiman Marcus Annual Earnings Down 20%

Dallas–The Neiman Marcus Group (NYSE: NMG.A), which mails the Neiman Marcus, Horchow, and Chef’s Catalog titles, suffered a 20% decline in net earnings for its fiscal year, despite a 3% increase in revenue. For the 52 weeks ended July 28, the high-end …

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September 12, 2001




Movers and Shakers

Dodgeville, WI-based Lands’ End named Vincent Gallucci vice president, corporate sales, replacing David Zentmyer who resigned from the company. Gallucci most recently was senior vice president of ProVantage Health Services.
Reno, NV-based multichannel marketer of mobile and wireless parts and …

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