September 18, 2002




FedEx Home Delivery Completes Nationwide Expansion

FedEx Ground, the Federal Express ground delivery subsidiary, announced on Sept. 17 that it had opened 50 new FedEx Home Delivery terminals to reach “virtually” the entire U.S. population with its home delivery service. The Pittsburgh-based FedEx Home Delivery directly competes …

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September 17, 2002




FAO sees increase in sales—and net loss from operations

FAO Inc.
(Nasdaq: FAOO), the newly created parent company of the FAO Schwarz, The Right Start, and Zany Brainy children’s products catalog/retail brands, posted a hefty increase in net sales for the quarter ended Aug. 3. On the down …

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September 17, 2002




Labor board rejects Brylane effort

On Sept. 9 a regional National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) denied Brylane’s effort to allow for a secret ballot election on union representation. Earlier the Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees (UNITE) won the right to have employees at …

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September 17, 2002




Sure Fit inserts catalog in lifestyle magazine

Sure Fit,
a New York-based manufacturer/marketer of slipcovers, will insert a 16-page catalog and a full-page ad in the premiere issue of “Budget Living” magazine. The magazine, which has an initial print run of 425,000, is launching this fall. “Budget …

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September 12, 2002




HP mails first postmerger catalog

(Direct Newsline) This week, HP mailed its first catalog since the Compaq Computer Corp.-Hewlett-Packard merger to 2 million businesses, gleaned from both companies’ databases.
“This is the first major effort we’ve had talking to the small and medium business set …

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September 12, 2002




Knight’s Direct closing City Spirit

CATALOG AGE has learned that multititle mailer Knight’s Direct, which mails the Home Decorators Collection and Soft Surroundings books, will discontinue mailing its women’s apparel catalog City Spirit at the end of the year.
Within a little more …

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September 11, 2002




Blair Signs Agreement with Procter & Gamble

Warren, PA-base apparel and home decor cataloger Blair Corp. has forged a marketing pact with Procter & Gamble’s Tide Fabric Care Network to leverage each brand between its customer bases.
Blair wants to reach new consumers by promoting its clothing and …

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September 11, 2002




Annual Revenue Down 2.3% at Neiman Marcus

The Neiman Marcus Group (NYSE: NMG.A), which mails the Horchow, Neiman Marcus , and Chef’s Catalog titles , said fourth quarter revenue for the period ended Aug. 3, increased 5% to $666 million, compared with $636 million last year. Net earnings were $5 million, compared …

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September 10, 2002




Geerlings & Wade Not Meeting NASDAQ Marketplace Rule

Canton, MA-based wine marketer Geerlings & Wade has been notified by Nasdaq that its stock may be delisted for noncompliance with a marketplace rule.
The cataloger’s common stock has closed below the minimum $1 per share requirement for continued listing on the …

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September 9, 2002




Snoopy Parent Revives Garfield Catalog

CATALOG AGE has learned that Longmont, CO-based Concepts Direct is spearheading the relaunch of the Garfield Stuff catalog. In the early summer, the multititle mailer struck an agreement with licensing studio Paws, which owns the Garfield trademark, in which Concepts …

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