November 1, 2003




Catalog Merchandise: Fall Themes–Channeling Cole Porter

It’s not easy trying to write a merchandise trend column on the home furnishings front nearly every quarter, as trends emerge slowly — especially in a recession year. But after attending the summer trade shows, I am much more upbeat than …

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November 1, 2003




Micro Warehouse: What Went Wrong?

It’s tough to say what was more surprising: that Micro Warehouse, one of the industry’s largest and oldest computer catalogers, was selling the North American portion of its business to $4.3 billion rival CDW, or that CDW was able to snap …

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November 1, 2003




Thanks, Uncle Sam

Call him Sam. He’s a dream customer. He buys everything imaginable: safety gloves, flood lights, computers, pool supplies… even air-activated hand and foot warmers.
But Sam isn’t your average credit-card-happy customer. He’s Uncle Sam. That’s right, the federal government. For …

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November 1, 2003




PC Mall Relaunches Former Egghead Site

Computer reseller PC Mall on Oct. 28 relaunched OnSale, an online marketplace and auction site. The Torrance, CA-based marketer is hoping to repeat the success of its first online auction business, Ubid, which was spun off to shareholders in 1999.
The original …

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October 29, 2003




Angelica Assesses Life Uniform Segment

Saint Louis-based marketer/manufacturer Angelica Corp. (NYSE:AGL) has hired New York investment bank Morgan Joseph & Co. to review strategic alternatives for its struggling Life Uniform segment. In a company release, Life Uniform segment, which sells scrubs and uniforms to …

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October 29, 2003




Financial Reports: The Sportsman’s Guide, PC Mall, RedEnvelope, Gaiam

Earnings Double at The Sportsman’s Guide
South St. Paul, MN-based outdoor gear cataloger The Sportsman’s Guide (Nasdaq: SGDE) continues to ride the wave of prosperity. Net earnings skyrocketed 164%, to $710,000 for the quarter, compared to $269,000 last year. While not as impressive …

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August 6, 2002




Live from ETail 2002: Talbots finds success with searches

Boston–Apparel cataloger/retailer Talbots came relatively late to the online game, not launching Talbots.com until November 1999. But the company has made up for lost time in part by using its search engine functionality to improve several major Web metrics. …

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October 1, 2003




Second-Quarter Results Hint at Growth

The second quarter was a classic “good news, bad news” scenario for the publicly traded business-to-business and computer catalogers tracked by Catalog Age.
Ten of the 14 mailers, or 71%, had increased their year-over-year sales for the quarter. In comparison, just 20% of …

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October 1, 2003




Not My SKU

Something about returns suggests error — someone, somehow, has miscalculated. That aura has helped establish a market for companies such as Liquidation.com, which functions as a sort of B2B marketplace for overstocks and returns. Liquidation.com provides its clients …

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October 1, 2003




Moore Medical Goes Directly to Jails

New Britain, CT-based Moore Medical Corp. is headed for the big house — or at least its catalogs are. The $137.8 million medical and dental products cataloger is stepping up its penetration into the corrections marketplace.
Moore Medical, which has been targeting …

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