January 1, 2004




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Fort Myers, FL-based women’s apparel cataloger/retailer Chico’s promoted Charles Kleman from chief financial officer to chief operating officer. Kleman will be responsible for overseeing the company’s logistics, real estate, construction, and information technology operations. Chico’s also promoted Michael Kincaid …

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December 30, 2003




Holiday Post Mortem Begins

Now that the holiday season is over for retailers, the big question is, How were sales? And though the major publicly traded retailers won’t be releasing December sales data till next week, it’s safe to say that consumers were more …

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December 30, 2003




Food Mailers Not Worried About Mad Cow Disease

A week after the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s announcement that mad cow disease, or Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), was found in a slaughtered dairy cow, catalogers that sell beef say they don’t expect sales to decline.
“I …

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December 30, 2003




FAO Schwarz Finds a Buyer

Bankrupt toys marketer FAO on Dec. 26 signed an agreement to sell most of its remaining assets to VGACS Acquisition, a subsidiary of DE Shaw Laminar Portfolios, for $20 million. The sale is subject to approval of the supervising bankruptcy court. King …

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December 28, 2003




Merry Christmas, FAO: Buyer Saves Fabled Toy Retailer

Bankrupt toy retailer/cataloger FAO on Dec. 26 signed an agreement to sell its assets to VGACS Acquisition, a subsidiary of DE Shaw Laminar Portfolios, subject to approval of the supervising bankruptcy court, thus averting a shutdown of its fabled Fifth …

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December 26, 2003




Merry Christmas, FAO: Buyer Saves Fabled Toy Retailer

Bankrupt toy retailer/cataloger FAO on Dec. 26 signed an agreement to sell its assets to VGACS Acquisition, a subsidiary of DE Shaw Laminar Portfolios, subject to approval of the supervising bankruptcy court, thus averting a shutdown of its fabled Fifth …

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December 23, 2003




Bean’s Retail Sales Edge Up

Although L.L. Bean is known for its venerable catalog, the marketer of outdoor gear and apparel also operates four stores on the East Coast, which account for 25% of its revenue. And its fourth-quarter comparable-store sales are up 3%-5% over …

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December 23, 2003




Sharper Image Opens Additional DCs

To cut down on spiraling package delivery costs, high-tech gadgets cataloger/retailer The Sharper Image has expanded its distribution center in Ontario, CA, and opened one in Richmond, VA, to go along with its main distribution center in Little Rock, …

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December 23, 2003




Secret Shopper Finds Catalogers Selling Out

Plenty of catalogs boasted about accepting Christmas orders as late as Dec. 23. But while they may have had the capability to do so, many mailers didn’t have the merchandise in stock.
CATALOG AGE’s Secret Shopper called 15 consumer catalogs …

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December 22, 2003




Office Depot Launches “Green” Catalog

In January, Delray Beach, FL-based Office Depot will launch a catalog of more than 1,000 “environmentally preferred” products—all printed on chlorine-free, 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper. Products will include from paper, storage, and machine supplies.
“We are providing an easy-to-use, streamlined, …

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