August 15, 2002




Amazon, Target Launch Supersite

Seattle-based online bookseller Amazon.com on Aug. 12 went live with an integrated Website offering merchandise from the Target, Marshall Field’s, and Mervyn’s stores, all of which are owned by Target Corp., as well as goods from Amazon. At the same …

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August 15, 2002




July Sales Roundup

July catalog sales for the publicly traded cataloger/retailers tracked by CATALOG AGE melted away like a toddler’s ice cream cone in the summer heat.
Downers Grove, IL-based Spiegel Group, which mails the Eddie Bauer, Newport News, and Spiegel catalogs, …

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August 15, 2002




Sharper Image Reduces 2Q Net loss

San Francisco—High-tech gadgets cataloger/retailer Sharper Image (Nasdaq: SHRP) reduced its second-quarter net loss to $600,000, a huge improvement over last year’s second-quarter loss of $3.7 million. The company says that its increasing portion of proprietary products have allowed it to …

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August 12, 2002




Amazon, Target launch site, Target mails Marshall Field’s catalog

Online bookseller Amazon.com on Aug. 12 went live with an integrated Website offering merchandise from the Target, Marshall Field’s, and Mervyn’s stores, as well as Amazon.com goods. At the same time, Target’s Marshall Field’s unit …

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August 8, 2002




July Catalog Sales Evaporate

Stamford, CT–July catalog sales for the publicly-traded cataloger/retailers tracked by Catalog Age melted away like a toddler’s ice cream cone in the summer heat.
Downers Grove, IL-based Spiegel Group, which mails the Eddie Bauer, Newport News, and Spiegel …

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August 8, 2002




Are Multichannel Customers a Liability?

A new survey conducted by New York-based Jupiter Research shows that multichannel shoppers aren’t all they’re cracked up to be for retailers. Just 10% of the 52% of U.S. consumers with Internet connections have conducted online transactions across multiple …

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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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