May 1, 2004




What’s New in RFID

From retail mandates to agile readers, this year’s hottest tech topic is RFID technology and implementation. O+F asked seven experts in the field — three consultants and industry experts, and four manufacturers and integrators — for their take on the subject.

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March 11, 2003




Spiegel Appears Near Chapter 11

For The Spiegel Group, the news continues to go from bad to worse. On March 11, the cataloger/retailer announced that it is being forced to pay back investors of its First Consumers National Bank (FCNB) subsidiary $2.2 billion in secured bonds …

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March 10, 2003




SEC Begins Spiegel Investigation

(Catalog Age) The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) formally began its investigation into cataloger/retailer Spiegel Group’s compliance with the federal securities laws. On March 7, the SEC started a civil proceeding in Chicago federal court alleging that Spiegel’s …

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March 1, 2003




Cajun Country

WHILE ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE, boudin balls, and authentic Zydeco music may be abundantly available in New Orleans, if you Jones for such stuff in Winnipeg you’re probably out of luck. This was the premise that sparked CajunGrocer.com, a Net-based storefront …

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March 1, 2003




You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down

IN THIS DEPRESSING JOB MARKET, I’ve met with numerous managers who are looking for advice, referrals, or sometimes just a pleasant conversation with someone who knows how competent they are. Some of these folks are becoming increasingly desperate to find …

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February 26, 2003




MeritDirect Asks Court to Restrain Slater and DMI

The bitter divorce between Chad Slater and White Plains, NY-based business-to-business list firm MeritDirect took a new turn on Feb. 21 when MeritDirect took its former vice president to court. MeritDirect hopes the action will put a damper on Slater’s new …

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February 17, 2003




Successories goes private

Motivational products cataloger Successories will be acquired by S.I. Acquisition LLC and cease being a publicly-traded company. Under the terms of the acquisition, shares of Successories’ common stock not already owned by S.I. Acquisition will be purchased for 30 …

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April 1, 2004




Mid America Motorworks High on Rocky Mountain

Effingham, IL-based multititle cataloger Mid America Motorworks celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. And what better way to celebrate than by acquiring a key rival? In February, Mid America bought Woodland Park, CO-based Rocky Mountain Motorworks. Rocky Mountain was the $40 …

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February 1, 2003




Small Catalogs Forum: The Goal for 2003–Growth

For Naperville, IL-based music cataloger Folk Era Productions, 2002 was a year for “holding and surviving,” says president/owner Allan Shaw. In fact, many, if not most, other small companies were in a similar position last year. But a number of …

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March 4, 2004




Mid America Buys Rocky Mountain Motorworks

Mid America Motorworks
acquired Woodland Park, CO-based Rocky Mountain Motorworks late last month. Rocky Mountain was Effingham, IL-based Mid America’s largest competitor in the Volkswagen aftermarket accessories marketplace, according to Mid America president/”chief cheerleader” Mike Yager.
The $40 million-plus Mid …

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