October 24, 2001




Study: Charity Drives Purchases Following Sept. 11

Morristown, NJ–Not surprisingly, consumers are changing their short-term behavior in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S., according to a study by marketing and communications firm DVC Group and Harris Interactive, a market research and consulting firm. …

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October 23, 2001




Financial Reports: Spiegel, PC Mall, Drugstore.com

Spiegel Group Post $12.3 Million 3Q Loss
Downers Grove, IL–The Spiegel Group (NYSE: SPGLA), which mails the Newport News, Eddie Bauer, and Spiegel catalogs, posted a loss of $12.3 million for the quarter ended Sept. 29. For the comparable quarter of last year, …

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October 22, 2001




Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn Open First Canadian Stores

San Francisco–Multititle kitchenware and home furnishings cataloger/retailer Williams-Sonoma has announced the opening of its first Canadian stores. The company, which mails the Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, and Pottery Barn Kids catalogs, opened its first Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn stores in …

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October 22, 2001




USPS Scrambles for Financial Assistance, Closes Two DC-Area Plants

Washington–The U.S. Postal Service will seek financial aid from Congress to offset anthrax-related expenses and a general slowdown in mail volume. The request for aid came as two Washington, DC-area facilities were shut as part of a contamination investigation.

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October 19, 2001




Anthrax Hoax Hits Fingerhut

Minnetonka, MN–Scrawled at the top of an order form that arrived by mail at Fingerhut’s subsidiary Arizona Mail Order Monday was one chilling word: Anthrax.
The local police and state health authorities in Tuscon, AZ, where the Arizona Mail Order …

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October 19, 2001




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October 19, 2001




Blair Folds 220 Hickory into Womenswear Book

Warren, PA–It has not been a good fall for catalog spin-offs. Just days after Freeport, ME-based L.L. Bean announced that it was shutting down womens apparel title Freeport Studio, Blair Corp. (Amex: BL) says it will stop mailing its …

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October 19, 2001




Financial Reports: West Marine, The Right Start

Net Income Up 22% at West Marine
Watsonville, CA–West Marine (Nasdaq: WMAR), a specialty cataloger/retailer of boating supplies and apparel, posted a 22% increase in net income for its quarter ended Sept. 29. Net income hit $5.4 million, compared to $4.2 million for the …

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October 18, 2001




Sport Supply Partners with YouthSportsUSA.com

Dallas–By signing an agreement with Web marketer YouthsportsUSA.com, sporting goods supplier Sport Supply Group (SSG) aims to slam-dunk the competition by managing and supplying product for the marketer’s online store. SSG will market its products to more than 7 …

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October 18, 2001




Financial Reports: PC Connection, Mattel

3Q Net Income at PC Connection Plunges 82%
Merrimack, NH—Third-quarter net income for computer reseller PC Connection (NASDAQ: PCCC) dropped 82%, to $1.9 million from $10.3 million last year. The company blames the decline on restructuring costs related to staff reductions and costs …

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