December 6, 2001




Financial report: Successories posts 3Q loss

Motivational products manufacturer/marketer Successories (Nasdaq: SCES) posted a net loss of $1.8 million for the quarter ended Nov. 3. A year earlier, the Aurora, IL-based company reported net income of $332,000. Overall third-quarter sales declined 25%, to $9.9 million. Catalog and Web sales dropped 18%, …

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December 6, 2001




Survey: Shoppers taking their time holiday shopping

Less than a month into the 2001 holiday shopping season, 29% of shoppers hadn’t started their shopping yet, according to the second weekly holiday shopping survey released by the International Mass Retail Association (IMRA) and conducted by MarketFacts. About 13% had already …

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December 6, 2001




Study: online shopping going strong this holiday season

For the week ended Dec. 2, 51.7 million American visited the Web, up 45% from 35.6 million a year ago, according to a recent report from Jupiter Media Metrix. The Jupiter Media Metrix Online Shopping Index, which aggregates Web visitors from both home and …

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December 6, 2001




November sales roundup

For most marketers, November sales figures can be summed up in one word: Ouch. For instance, sales at Downers Grove, IL-based The Spiegel Group (Nasdaq: SPGLA), which mails the Eddie Bauer, Newport News, and Spiegel catalogs, fell 17%, to $255.2 million from $306.7 …

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December 5, 2001




Amazon.com buys assets of Egghead.com

Online behemoth Amazon.com has bought some assets of Egghead.com, the now-defunct online cataloger of software and computer products, according to wire reports. Amazon purchased the assets for $6.1 million cash in bidding in a northern California bankruptcy court. The …

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December 5, 2001




Financial reports: Delia’s, Chico’s

Delia’s Dramatically Narrows Loss
Teen girls cataloger/retailer Delia’s (Nasdaq: DLIA) slashed its third-quarter net loss from $42.7 million last year to $3.1 million for the three months ended Nov. 3. As a result of the divestitures of noncore properties including …

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December 5, 2001




USPS roundup: Byrd seeks $875 million for agency, Bush names head of PRC

Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) proposed on Dec. 4 a $875 million appropriation for the U.S. Postal Service from a defense appropriations bill working its way through the Senate. The Direct Marketing Association quickly voiced its support for Byrd’s proposition. “The …

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December 3, 2001




Mrs. Beasley’s bullish on holiday

Ken Harris, the CEO of Mrs. Beasley’s, says he anticipates strong holiday sales for the baked goods gift cataloger despite the economic downturn. Harris went so far as to issue a press release on Dec. 1 to publicize that his …

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December 3, 2001




Postal comings (and nongoings on)

President Bush on Nov. 30 announced that he plans to name Postal Rate Commission (PRC) vice chairman George Omas as chairman of the postal oversight body. Omas has been a postal rate commissioner since 1997.
Omas was instrumental in starting a dialogue …

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December 1, 2001




Sense and Sensibility

A lift operation enhanced by an obstruction sensing system is a new offering by McConnellsburg, PA-based JLG Industries, Inc. The self-propelled vertical mast has a system that reduces the hazard of lowering the lift’s platform onto an object beneath it. …

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