January 16, 2002




Financial reports: MSC, Sportsman’s Guide, RedEnvelope

Quarterly Sales, Earnings Drop at MSC
Citing economic conditions and softness in the manufacturing sector, maintenance, repair, and operations supplies cataloger MSC Industrial Direct Co. (NYSE: MSM) posted decline on both sides of its corporate ledger. For the three months …

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January 16, 2002




Elle.com partners with Saks

b>Elle.com, the companion Website of women’s fashion magazine “Elle,” has partnered with Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises to launch Elle Shop as part of its redesign. Previously a content-only site, Elle.com now enables visitors to buy items …

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January 15, 2002




Black Box bests bottom line—barely

Pittsburgh-based networking products and services marketer Black Box Corp. (Nasdaq: BBOX) posted a19% decrease in net revenue for the quarter ended Dec. 31, to $179 million from $221 million the previous year. Net income increased a bit, to $16.9 million, or 9.4% of revenues, compared …

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January 15, 2002




At the NRF Annual Convention: O’Neill’s Mixed Forecast

New York–If U.S. Secretary of Treasury Paul O’Neill were a weather forecaster, he’d be predicting a mix of cloud and sun, with variable winds and temperatures. During his address at the National Retail Federation Annual Convention here on …

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January 14, 2002




At the NRF Annual Convention: the empowerment of multichannel marketers

New York—For those few marketers who still don’t believe that the more channels the merrier, the National Retail Federation Annual Convention featured a session of multichannel success stories, “The Internet’s Impact in a Multichannel Retailing Environment.” Moderator …

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January 14, 2002




Study shows improved Web service

Marketers are making it easier for consumers to shop online, at least according to a survey conducted by the Direct Marketing Association and Chicago-based consultancy The E-tailing Group. For instance, the survey found that the average number of clicks necessary …

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January 11, 2002




Patriotism sends AlbertsGifts.com sales soarings

A roll of toilet paper imprinted with the likeness of Osama Bin Laden and the phrase “Wipe out terrorism!” is one of the best-sellers at AlbertsGifts.com, the consumer Website of Pittsburgh-based manufacturer/marketer Albert Elovitz.
Launched in December 2000 to …

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January 10, 2002




Holiday sales roundup: Penney, Spiegel, Fingerhut, Williams-Sonoma, and more

Penney’s direct sales down 20% for December
As anticipated, December catalog and Internet sales at general merchandise cataloger/retailer J.C. Penney Co. (NYSE: JCP) fell 20%. For the five weeks ended Dec. 29, direct sales were $465 million, compared with $582 million the …

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January 10, 2002




Frederick’s suitors put on hold

Bankrupt women’s apparel cataloger/retailer Frederick’s of Hollywood, which in October signed a letter of intent to be purchased, will likely not complete that or any other deal until the the third quarter, says spokesperson Seth Jacobson.
Frederick’…

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January 10, 2002




Hanover president gains chairman title

Thomas Shull, a retail management turnaround specialist who was brought on to revamp multititle cataloger Hanover Direct as president in December 2000, was named chairman of the board on Jan. 10. He replaces Eloy Michotte, who along with fellow board member Alan …

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