May 28, 2002




Amazon tests catalog listings

Not content to be an online superstore, Amazon.com has become a catalog mall as well. The Seattle-based marketer began testing more than 1,000 “peeper” catalogs in eight categories on May 22, says spokesperson Carrie Peters.
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May 28, 2002




Dr. Leonard’s deal closes

Private equity investor Cortec Group completed its acquisition of Dr. Leonard’s Healthcare Group on May 24, buying the multititle cataloger for a reported $240 million, or about nine times earnings before income, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA).
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May 28, 2002




Waiting period cleared for Sears/Lands’ End deal

Sears, Roebuck & Co.
has received an early termination waiting notice under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act for its acquisition of Lands’ End. The notice indicates that Sears has satisfied certain conditions necessary to consummate its tender offer for Lands’ End. Sears agreed …

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May 28, 2002




Dr. Leonard’s deal closes

Private equity investor Cortec Group completed its acquisition of Dr. Leonard’s Healthcare Group on May 24, buying the multititle cataloger for a reported $240 million, or about nine times earnings before income, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA).
Since the two parties …

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May 28, 2002




Movers and shakers

Mark Gilman
was named president of Bowling Green, KY-based cataloger/retailer Camping World. He was also named to the board of directors of Affinity Group, Camping World’s parent company. Gilman was previously president, new media for Blockbuster.
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May 23, 2002




Financial reports: Williams-Sonoma, Restoration Hardware, Bombay Co.

Record 1Q income for Williams-Sonoma
San Francisco-based Williams-Sonoma (NYSE: WSM) credited “significant operational improvements,” along with a nearly 15% rise in revenue, for its record first-quarter profit. For the three months ended May 5, the multititle cataloger/retailer posted net earnings of $15.4 …

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May 22, 2002




Ecometry shareholders approve sale

On May 22, shareholders of Ecometry Corp., provider of the MACS catalog management system used by more than 300 catalogers, approved the sale of the company to Citrus Merger Corp., a subsidiary of Englewood, CO-based supply chain management software firm Syngistix, for $2.90 …

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May 22, 2002




Financial reports: Talbots, Brookstone

Talbots 1Q catalog sales down 11%
Women’s apparel cataloger/retailer The Talbots (NYSE: TLB) posted a 2% decrease in first-quarter net sales, to $391.3 million for the three months ended May 4, compared with $401.1 million last year. Catalog sales at the Hingham, MA-based …

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May 21, 2002




Sale an option for Successories

The continuing soft economic climate and last year’s substantial losses have led manufacturer/marketer Successories to retain investment banking and financial advisory firm Duff & Phelps. According to Successories chief financial officer John Carroll says that Duff & Phelps is assisting …

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May 20, 2002




1Q Yields Big Bank for Jos. A. Bank

Hampstead, MD–Men’s apparel cataloger/retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers (Nasdaq National Market: JOSB) is looking sharp. The company announced that for the quarter ended May 4, net income rose 235%, to $1.7 million, compared with from $506,000 last year. Net sales increased 18%, to $55.8 …

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