April 1, 2002




New Catalogs

Bear & Co.
Manufacturer The Boyd Collection decided that children’s books about the adventures of fictional bears would complement its line of teddy bears. Then it decided that the best way to sell the toys, accessories, and original stories would be …

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April 1, 2002




People News

Phoenix-based pet products marketer PetSmart promoted David A. Quinn to senior vice president, distribution. He had been vice president of distribution.
Quincy, MA-based women’s apparel cataloger/retailer The J. Jill Group announced two promotions. Peter J. Tulp, formerly corporate controller …

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April 1, 2002




Retail Report: Creative Differences

As more retailers mail catalogs and more catalogers open stores, the line between print sales vehicles and retail traffic drivers has become a fine one. Nonetheless, some differences still remain between the two.
“If your catalog’s goal is solely to …

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April 1, 2002




The Beauty of CCB-Paris’s Growth Strategy

Three years after Le Club des Créateurs de Beauté Paris (CCB-Paris) expanded into the U.S., the French beauty products cataloger remains committed to the American market. In fact, the company, which now has more than 150,000 U.S. customers, …

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April 1, 2002




Natural Selection

There are very few SQL Server/Windows applications in the catalog management software field. Natural Order from Indianapolis-based Natural Solutions is one of them, and one of the best. Written in Powerbuilder, this two-tier client/server solution offers a clean, …

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April 1, 2002




Lilly’s Kids Onesies on the Way?

Lillian Vernon is relinquishing her duties as chief executive of the company she founded in 1951. But the catalog doyenne will still have a say in its direction.
Vernon on Feb. 28 asked Lillian Vernon Corp.’s board of directors to start …

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March 28, 2002




Losing patience, Federated seeks Fingerhut sale options

Five weeks after conditionally accepting a buyer’s nonbinding letter of intent to buy its entire Fingerhut catalog business, Federated Department Stores is seeking alternative buyers. With its 60-day-old WARN termination notices to 3,700 Fingerhut employees due to expire in early …

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March 28, 2002




New Brylane kitchen book a hit

Multititle mailer Brylane’s February launch of its new Home Kitchen catalog has “far exceeded” projections, says chairman/CEO Russell Stravitz. The company didn’t even bother testing the spin-off but rolled it out in its inaugural mailing to a …

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March 27, 2002




Financial reports: J. Crew, Twinlab

‘Merchandising Mistakes’ Contribute to Falling J. Crew Sales
Apparel cataloger/retailer J. Crew reported that a challenging economy coupled with a weak retail market and “merchandising mistakes” caused sales and earnings to drop for the fourth quarter and the full …

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March 27, 2002




Fingerhut deal near?

A deal to save the Fingerhut catalog business may be finalized by the end of the week.
Potential buyer Peter Lytle of Wayzata, MN-based Business Development Group (BDG) told the St. Paul “Pioneer Press” this week that financing is in …

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