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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March 19, 2002




Alloy posts 4Q profit

Teen apparel marketer Alloy (Nasdaq:ALOY) reported a profit for the fourth quarter while also narrowing its net loss for the year.
Net income for the fourth quarter was $1.5 million, compared to a net loss of $6.8 million for the fourth …

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March 18, 2002




Financial reports: Jos. A. Bank, J. Jill

Jos. A. Bank Profit Up 30%
Hampstead, MD-based men’s apparel cataloger/retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers (Nasdaq: JOSB) posted a 30% rise in annual net income and a 4% increase in net sales. For the fiscal year ended Feb. 2, net income was $6.5 …

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March 18, 2002




PC Connection settles Microsoft suit

Merrimack, NH-based PC Connection says it has settled a trademark and copyright infringement brought by Redmond, WA-based computer giant Microsoft.
Microsoft alleges that five shrink-wrapped software packages sold by the computer cataloger were in fact counterfeit. According to PC Connection …

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March 15, 2002




Operations and Management: Adventures in Benchmarking

If you want to assess — and from there, improve — the efficiency of your distribution and call centers, you first need to calculate your own productivity metrics. And while that in and of itself may yield you enough data to help …

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