August 7, 2002




Movers and shakers

Plymouth, MI-based Broder Bros., a whole cataloger of imprintable sportswear, named James McCurry CEO. A cofounder of software retail chain Babbage’s, McCurry was most recently CEO of a subsidiary of Fleming Cos.
Lee Williams was promoted to president/chief operating …

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August 7, 2002




Bloomin’ good year for 1-800-Flowers.com

Higher gross profit margins and operational efficiencies—not to mention greater revenue–enabled multichannel gifts marketer 1-800-Flowers.com (Nasdaq: FLWS) to dramatically pare down its net loss for the year.
For the year ended June 30, the Westbury, NY-based company’s …

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August 7, 2002




Blair launches Jane Seymour Website

Capitalizing on its Jane Seymour Signature Collection of women’s apparel, Blair Corp. has launched JaneSeymour.com. Visitors to the site can receive personalized fashion advice from the actress and view her apparel line, which is sold exclusively through Blair’…

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August 7, 2002




S&S Worldwide acquires Sally Distributors

S&S Worldwide,
which sells games, crafts, and activities to schools, rehabilitation centers, and other institutions, has acquired substantially all the assets of Minneapolis-based toys and novelties marketer Sally Distributors. S&S paid cash for Sally, though the price was …

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August 6, 2002




Live from ETail 2002: Talbots finds success with searches

Boston–Apparel cataloger/retailer Talbots came relatively late to the online game, not launching Talbots.com until November 1999. But the company has made up for lost time in part by using its search engine functionality to improve several major Web metrics. …

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August 6, 2002




Reader’s Digest kills off Good Catalog and Gifts.com books

Don’t look for another Good Catalog Co. mailing. CATALOG AGE has learned that parent company Reader’s Digest has terminated the print versions of Good Catalog and Gifts.com.
The URLs, however, still exist—as “virtual brands” run by …

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August 6, 2002




Sunny 2Q for Henry Schein

Medical and dental supplies giant Henry Schein (Nasdaq NM: HSIC) posted healthy gains on both the sales and earnings side of the balance sheet. Net sales for the second quarter ended June 29 were $671.4 million, up 11% from $606.3 million a year ago. …

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August 5, 2002




Drs. Foster & Smith acquires Hornbeck’s

To expand its line of bird-related products, pet supplies cataloger Drs. Foster & Smith purchased certain assets of Rosemont, IL-based bird food and cages cataloger Hornbeck’s. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“As Hornbeck’s was facing closure and their customers …

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August 5, 2002




Fingerhut war of words continues

The verbal tennis match regarding the management of the troubled Fingerhut catalog continues.
The Minnesota attorney general’s office says it has received numerous complaints from Fingerhut customers, many regarding the stiff late fees that the Minnetonka, MN-based general merchant charged …

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August 2, 2002




Financial reports: Sport Supply Group, Mobility Electronics

Sport Supply Group posts operating income
Sporting goods equipment supplier Sport Supply Group (OTCBB: SSPY) suffered a 4% decline in second-quarter net revenue, to $26.8 million from $28.0 million last year. But that’s not the story. Operating income for the quarter was $513,000, …

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