December 10, 2002




Report: More than a third of ‘catalog’ sales submitted online

The latest Catalog Industry Trend Report from database services provider Abacus confirms that it has become difficult—and perhaps even insignificant—to view Web sales as independent from catalog sales, because catalog mailings are a key driver of Internet transactions.

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December 9, 2002




Survey news: Optimistic online mood abounds

A second Online Holiday Mood Study, conducted and released by Washington-based Shop.org and BizRate.com on Dec. 9, shows that 71% of online marketers are optimistic about the holiday season, an 8% increase over those surveyed in late November. Fifty-nine Shop.org …

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December 6, 2002




J. Jill sees lower fourth-quarter earnings

Women’s apparel cataloger/retailer J. Jill (NasdaqNM:JILL) expects weaker fourth-quarter earnings, citing disappointing catalog sales and lackluster demand for sweaters.
“Sales for our historically predictable Best Seller catalog, which began to mail in early November, were significantly below …

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December 6, 2002




APG Direct parent company seeks sale out of Chapter 11

American Paper Group
, a manufacturer of church offertory and other types of envelopes which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Nov. 6, is working diligently toward a sale of the company. A transaction could be put in place by as early …

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December 6, 2002




November Sales Roundup

Most of the publicly-traded catalogers tracked by Catalog Age were thankful for decent November sales. Some catalogers gave thanks for an early blast of wintry weather along the East Coast, which bodes well for holiday sales of outdoor items. Total …

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December 6, 2002




Neiman Marcus Direct sales up 12%

With an emphasis on full-price selling, inventory management, and decreasing its promotional activities, upscale apparel and home decor marketer Neiman Marcus Group (NYSE:NMG.A), which mails the Horchow, Chef’s Catalog, and Neiman Marcus titles, reported an 8% revenue increase …

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December 4, 2002




CDnow joins Amazon’s stable

Online supersite Amazon.com, which during the past year has inked Website-hosting deals with such marketers as Toys ‘R’ Us, Virgin Records, Borders, and J&R Music World, this week added online retailer CDnow.com to its stable.
The site …

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December 3, 2002




Airgas acquires fellow distributor

The nation’s largest distributor of gases and welding supplies just got a little bigger. On Dec. 2, Radnor, PA-based Airgas acquired Detroit-based Welding Metals, a $10 million distributor of gases and welding supplies. The acquisition includes four locations in the Detroit area.

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December 3, 2002




Cataloger charged with selling illegal devices

Supercircuits,
a $20 million cataloger of electronics gadgets, on Nov. 27 agreed to a punishment from the U.S. Customs Service office in Austin, TX, for illegally selling such products as smoke detectors and clock radios containing hidden video cameras and microphones.

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December 2, 2002




Holiday shopping season: And they’re off…

Several reports indicate that the holiday shopping season is off to a solid start.
A National Retail Federation (NRF) survey conducted by BIGresearch shows that 75.6% of consumers were out shopping the weekend following Thanksgiving. In addition, the survey shows that …

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