July 17, 2002




New execs for Nordstrom.com, Blair Corp.

Last week Eddie Bauer and J. C. Penney Co. announced changes in their executive suites. On July 16, Nordstrom and Blair Corp. did as well.
Jim Bromley was named president of cataloger/retailer Nordstrom’s catalog and Internet division. Bromley, who …

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July 17, 2002




Cabela’s: We’re not for sale

Outdoor sporting goods cataloger/retailer Cabela’s is denying a July 8 story by online newspaper “The Daily Deal” reporting that the marketer was on the selling block. The article quoted an unnamed source as saying that Cabela’s was actively seeking …

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July 17, 2002




Systemax places kiosks in The Wiz stores

Manufacturer/marketer Systemax doesn’t have stores of its own. But that’s not stopping the Port Washington, NY-based cataloger of computers and industrial supplies from venturing into retail. Systemax has partnered with Bethpage, NY-based consumer electronics retailer The Wiz to place …

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July 16, 2002




Stacks and Stacks in the mail

Many consumers find stacks and stacks of catalogs in their mailboxes; now they may find the Stacks and Stacks catalog as well. The storage and organizational products retailer launched its catalog with a 110,000-name mailing in May.
About 95% of the …

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July 16, 2002




Black Box acquires another

Network cabling products and services cataloger Black Box Corp. announced yet another international deal, this time with $2 million Belfast- and Dublin–based EDC Communications Ireland. The privately held EDC Communications provides technical design, installation, and maintenance services for premise cabling …

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July 16, 2002




Taylor Gifts surprised by spin-off’s success

The inaugural edition of Taylor Gift’s Kitchen & Much More catalog performed so well, the company is increasing circulation 43%. Response to the title, which launched in December, was “double-digits better than we projected,” says catalog manager Carollynn Chisena.
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July 15, 2002




Jessica’s Biscuit partners with “Fine Cooking” magazine

Cookbook cataloger Jessica’s Biscuit/ecookbooks.com and “Fine Cooking” magazine have formed a strategic partnership. Jessica’s Biscuit will receive full-page advertisement in certain issues of “Fine Cooking”; in exchange, the magazine will receive free promotional messages in e-mail newsletters that …

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July 15, 2002




Fire destroys Quad/Graphics storage facility

(Direct Newsline) A major fire Friday at printing firm Quad/Graphics caused the collapse of a 10-story paper and product storage building at the site. The building had been used to store unfinished magazine and catalog pages ready for production, …

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July 11, 2002




MSC quadruples 3Q profit

Despite a 4% decline in sales, MSC Industrial Direct Co. (NYSE: MSM) more than quadrupled its net income for the third quarter.
For the three months ended June 1, the cataloger of industrial maintenance and operations supplies reported net income of $11.2 million …

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July 11, 2002




Executive changes at Penney, Eddie Bauer

Cataloger/retailer J.C. Penney Co. has created a new position, president/chief operating officer of stores and merchandise operations, and has hired Ken Hicks to fill it. Most recently president of Payless Shoe Source, Hicks will be response for …

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