October 1, 2002




Redcats Eyeing U.S. for Children’s Book

The Redcats catalog division of French conglomerate Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR) is considering bringing its VertBaudet catalog of children’s apparel to the U.S. In an exclusive interview with Catalog Age, Pascal Bazin, general manager of Redcats’ Specialized Brands division, says that …

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October 1, 2002




Vermont’s Teddy Bear’s Tasty Relaunch

Shelburne, VT-based Vermont Teddy Bear Co. is going gourmet. The stuffed-bears marketer is opening Tasty Gram, a specialty food gifts Website, this month and launching a Tasty Gram catalog next year.
Although general manager Spencer Newman would not comment on …

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October 1, 2002




Paper Prices Creeping Up

The days of rock-bottom paper prices may be over. In early August, most of the major paper companies, including International Paper, Stora Enso North America, MeadWestvaco, and Sappi Fine Papers, announced increases on most web grades of $2-$3 per hundredweight (…

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October 1, 2002




Correction

In the September “Bulls and Bears” chart, Lillian Vernon Corp.’s closing stock price for Aug. 5. was listed at $0.54 instead of the correct price of $6.65. Also, the correct percentage price change for the prior month was (3.8) instead of the (7.1) listed, …

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October 1, 2002




USPS Proposes Flexible Pricing Tests

The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors (BOG) on Sept. 6 put its money where its mouth has been. The BOG said it had approved the filing with the Postal Rate Commission (PRC) for two flexible pricing initiatives designed to …

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October 1, 2002




Listings

NEW LISTS
BRYLANE KITCHEN
A spin-off of the Brylane Home catalog, Brylane Kitchen sells cookware, appliances, and kitchen decor. Approximately 90,000 customers, 98% of them women, made a purchase from the catalog during the past six months. Customers spent an average of $60 …

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October 1, 2002




New Catalogs

Fabulous-Home
If faux fur is fabulous enough to wear, isn’t it also fab enough to scatter throughout the house? That’s the thinking behind Fabulous-Home, the second catalog from Covington, KY-based faux-fur apparel marketer Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs.
Launched in April, Fabulous-Home …

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October 1, 2002




Walter Drake Hoping for Bingo

Gifts and housewares cataloger Walter Drake hopes it comes up a winner in its deal with online gaming portal Bingo.com. In August, the Colorado Springs, CO-based mailer arranged for winners on the Bingo.com site to be able to …

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October 1, 2002




Mobility Electronics Gets The Cash

Scottsdale, AR-based portable computing products manufacturer Mobility Electronics (Nasdaq: MOBE), which acquired Reno, NV-based cataloger iGo last March, says it has closed a $10 million line of credit from Silicon Valley Bank. The line of credit allows Mobility to pursue “growth …

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September 30, 2002




Year ends on bullish note for Vermont Teddy Bear

Multichannel gifts marketer Vermont Teddy Bear (Nasdaq: BEAR) ended its fiscal year with a 5% uptick in sales and flat income compared with last year. For the 12 months ended June 30, total net revenue was $39.0 million, compared with $37.3 million for the previous …

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