April 1, 2004




listings

NEW LISTS
GIGGLES & GIZMOS
Launched this past fall, the Giggles & Gizmos catalog already has more than 19,000 buyers. Customers, 82% of whom are female, purchase educational toys and crafts for babies and preschoolers from the catalog.
Cost: $105/M
Selects: state, SCF, gender, …

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April 1, 2004




Silvo Gets a Creative New Parent

Creative Catalogs Corp., which mails gifts title Personal Creations, on March 2 bought the name and assets of defunct home and garden products cataloger Silvo Hardware Co. The $3 million Silvo had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January; its last catalog …

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April 1, 2004




Financial Reports: Alloy, Jos. A. Bank

Write-downs Crimp Alloy’s Fourth Quarter

New York-based teen products and marketing services provider Alloy, whose catalogs include Delia’s, Dan’s Comp, and CCS, reported a net loss of $76.2 million for the fourth quarter ended Jan. 31. For the fourth quarter …

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April 1, 2004




Creating a Dream Team

Eighteen years after founding Firefighters Bookstore, Peggy Glenn says she finally has her dream team of employees. “It was getting people to buy in, to be committed to something more than just showing up for work,” explains Glenn, whose catalog …

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April 1, 2004




Is Your Call Center Safe?

OF COURSE IT IS, YOU SAY
You’ve invested in the latest and best security measures. No one can enter or leave the facility without your knowledge. But you’re overlooking your worst enemy. The greatest threat to call centers today comes …

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April 1, 2004




Twice as Nice

SURE, MCDONALD’S MAY BE DOWNSIZING its menu, but don’t let that fool you. When it comes to food, it’s unlikely you can have too much of a good thing. Just ask Eric Lituchy, co-owner of Delightful Deliveries, a Syosset, NY-based …

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April 1, 2004




CORRECTION

In the item “Cheerleading Catalogers Merge” in the “At Deadline” section of the March issue, we indicated that Varsity Brands president CEO Jeff Web would report to National Spirit president/CEO Jerry Dilettuso. In actuality, Webb will remain president/CEO …

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April 1, 2004




Fingerhut Secures $63 Million for Growth

The St. Cloud (MN) “Times” reports that reborn general merchandise cataloger Fingerhut has scored $63 million of equity from two venture capital firms and a $100 million credit line to cover one of the biggest problems it ran into in its former …

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April 1, 2004




Perfect Shipment

99.9%
That’s Herbalife’s order accuracy rate, pre-inspection. Impressive, but not good enough when you’re intent on shipping the perfect shipment. So, the Los Angeles-based wellness company checks every carton before it’s shipped — and catches every error. Quite an improvement from the …

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April 1, 2004




people news

New Albany, NY-based tween apparel cataloger/retailer Too appointed William May executive vice president/chief operating officer. May was previously president/CEO of wholesale for Fleming Cos.
Framingham, MA-based office supplies cataloger/retailer Staples promoted Scott Floeck from senior vice …

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