August 3, 2001




IGo’s 2Q Sales Down 20%

Reno, NV–A few weeks after reducing its workforce 27%, wireless tools marketer iGo Corp. (Nasdaq: IGOC) posted a 20% decline in second-quarter revenue. Sales for the three months ended June 30 were $7.4 million, compared with $9.2 million for the same quarter of last year. …

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August 2, 2001




Etera Files Chapter 11

Mount Vernon, WA—Plants wholesaler/cataloger Etera filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy on July 27. The company reportedly owes approximately $70,000 in workers‘ compensation taxes and has two property liens pending, according to local newspaper “The Skagit Valley Herald.” The company reportedly missed its …

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August 2, 2001




Financial Reports: NEBS, Concepts Direct, Peet’s Coffee

Stamford, CT—Multititle mailer New England Business Service (NEBS; NYSE: NEB) posted a 12% rise in annual revenue, to a record $586.1 million for the year ended June 30. But the news isn’t as good as you might think. For one thing, …

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August 2, 2001




On the Scene at eTail: Gimme Those Tax Refund Checks

New York–Marketers are crossing their fingers that when consumers receive their tax refund checks, they’ll spend the money rather than bank it. As part of President Bush’s tax-reform plan, this year single taxpayers will receive a rebate of …

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August 2, 2001




Lands’ End Launches Another Web Shopping Feature

Dodgeville, WI–Not one to be outdone in the area of cutting-edge e-commerce technology, Lands’ End has added yet another online shopping feature to its Website, which already offers such functions as virtual models and personal shopping assistants. The apparel cataloger …

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August 1, 2001




On the Scene at eTail 2001: A Tale of Two Marketers

New York–In their Aug. 1 presentations at the eTail 2001 conference at the New York Grand Hyatt, representatives from the online units of cataloger/retailers Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus presented contrasting views on how they merchandise their Websites.
In his morning session, …

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August 1, 2001




People News

Boca Raton, FL-based The Mark Group, parent company of the Boston Proper, Charles Keath, and Mark, Fore & Strike brands, appointed Cindy Fields, former president/CEO of the Victoria’s Secret catalog, to its board of directors. Fields will also serve as …

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August 1, 2001




Siren Song

In May of this year, The New York Times Magazine ran an article about the ruins of the New Economy. Titled “The Day After,” the story mourned the demise of dot-com paraphernalia. Computer monitors, hard drives, and keyboards, brave vanguards …

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August 1, 2001




New Catalogs

Mothers in Motion
Just because a woman is pregnant doesn’t mean she can’t work out. The new catalog Mothers in Motion sells activewear designed to enable pregnant women to exercise comfortably.
Round Rock, TX-based Mothers in Motion launched its 16-page …

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August 1, 2001




CATALOG AGE Top 10: Pet Supplies Catalogers

The dog days of August inspired us to look into the leading pet supplies catalogs. (While we’re at it, it’s also a good time to inspect Fido and Fluffy for ticks.)
PetSmart Drs. Foster & Smith New England Serum Co. (primarily …

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