July 19, 2002




Live from the 2002 Annual Catalog Conference: Amazon and J&R Join Forces

During his keynote presentation delivered the morning of June 11 at the 2002 Annual Catalog Conference (ACC) held at Chicago’s McCormick Place June 10–13, Seattle-based Amazon.com’s CEO Jeff Bezos announced an exclusive online partnership with New York-based J&R Electronics. …

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July 19, 2002




Sound Bytes: Kevin Thuet

Can you explain what Eskay does?
Eskay is a full-service, total integrator. We do the designing and studying of systems, and design a system that is expandable. We’ve done an awful lot with companies like Dell, which just won …

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July 18, 2002




PC Connection income down 77%

Like other computer resellers, Merrimack, NH-based PC Connection (Nasdaq: PCCC) continues to suffer the effects of corporate cuts on IT spending. The cataloger’s second-quarter sales were down nearly 2%, to $292.2 million from $297.3 million last year. (Last year’s second-quarter revenue …

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July 18, 2002




Harvard Bioscience buys Genomic Solutions

Holliston, MA-based Harvard Bioscience, a manufacturer/marketer of tools for drug-discovery research, agreed to buy Genomic Solutions, another manufacturer of drug-discovery equipment. Harvard Bioscience will acquire the Ann Arbor, MI-based company for 3.2 million shares of its stock and $9 million in …

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July 17, 2002




Financial reports: CDW, Office Depot, Black Box

Record 2Q for CDW
Vernon Hills, IL-based CDW Computer Centers (Nasdaq: CDWC) posted a 6% rise in second-quarter revenue, to a record $1.057 billion. Net income rose a more modest 2%, from $43.0 million to $44.1 million. Sales to the public sector climbed 26%, to $217.3 million.

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July 17, 2002




Catalog shopping up, but not because of safety concerns

Of 2,723 consumers surveyed in June and July by the Yellow Pages Research Institute, 16% said they’ve shopped more frequently by catalog during the past year. But fear of terrorist attacks following Sept. 11 is not the reason. Only 5% of those who …

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July 17, 2002




New execs for Nordstrom.com, Blair Corp.

Last week Eddie Bauer and J. C. Penney Co. announced changes in their executive suites. On July 16, Nordstrom and Blair Corp. did as well.
Jim Bromley was named president of cataloger/retailer Nordstrom’s catalog and Internet division. Bromley, who …

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July 17, 2002




Cabela’s: We’re not for sale

Outdoor sporting goods cataloger/retailer Cabela’s is denying a July 8 story by online newspaper “The Daily Deal” reporting that the marketer was on the selling block. The article quoted an unnamed source as saying that Cabela’s was actively seeking …

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July 17, 2002




Systemax places kiosks in The Wiz stores

Manufacturer/marketer Systemax doesn’t have stores of its own. But that’s not stopping the Port Washington, NY-based cataloger of computers and industrial supplies from venturing into retail. Systemax has partnered with Bethpage, NY-based consumer electronics retailer The Wiz to place …

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July 16, 2002




Stacks and Stacks in the mail

Many consumers find stacks and stacks of catalogs in their mailboxes; now they may find the Stacks and Stacks catalog as well. The storage and organizational products retailer launched its catalog with a 110,000-name mailing in May.
About 95% of the …

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