June 27, 2001




Programmer’s Paradise Seeks ‘Strategic Alternatives’

Shrewsbury, NJ—Computer software cataloger Programmer’s Paradise announced on June 26 that it has retained C.E. Unterberg, Towbin to “review strategic alternatives” to increase shareholder value. Calls to both Programmer’s and Unterberg were not returned at press time. …

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June 27, 2001




Micron Electronics Sells PC Catalog

Nampa, ID–Micron Electronics on June 1 sold off its PC catalog unit, MicronPC, to Gores Technology Group, CATALOG AGE has learned. Micron Electronics is the parent firm of HostPro, a provider of infrastructure, Website, and hosted software applications to small and …

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June 27, 2001




Financial Reports: Sport Supply Group, Coldwater Creek, Lillian Vernon

Sport Supply Group Posts Annual Sales, Earnings Declines
Parsippany, NJ—Business-to-business sports equipment cataloger Sport Supply Group (SSG), a subsidiary of electronica marketer Emerson Radio Corp. (Amex: MSN), had sales of $113.0 million for the fiscal year ended March 31. That’s …

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June 27, 2001




International Paper Cuts 3,000 Workers

Stamford, CT—Paper, packaging, and forest products giant International Paper announced a major restructuring and cost-cutting initiative that will eliminate 3,000 salaried employees in the U.S.—about 10% of its workforce. According to a spokesperson, the job cuts will affect mostly …

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June 27, 2001




PhotoWorks Takes a Shot at a Catalog

Seattle–Online photo services provider PhotoWorks has expanded its focus to include catalogs. The former Seattle Filmworks launched a print book this month, selling a variety of photo-related products and services, from film processing supplies to frames to paper for the …

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June 20, 2001




IdeaMall Name Change Complete

Torrance, CA—It’s official: Having received shareholder approval, computer cataloger IdeaMall has changed its name, to PC Mall. The new name emphasizes the company’s core PC Mall brand. It also mails the MacMall catalog.

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June 20, 2001




Movers and Shakers

New York-based apparel cataloger/retailer J. Crew appointed Michael Scandiffioexecutive vice president of men’s business. Most recently, Scandiffio served as executive vice president at Pacific Sunwear of California. In addition, Carol Sharpe was promoted from executive vice president of …

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June 20, 2001




Bluefly Cuts Staff, Expects Profit

New York–Online apparel and home decor cataloger Bluefly will cut 32 jobs, or 34% of its workforce, in an effort to achieve profitability by the fourth quarter of 2002. Bluefly, which sells discounted designer products, also said it will take a pretax charge …

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June 20, 2001




PlusSize.com Launches

Cincinnati–Spiegel, Nordstrom, Newport News, Lands’ End, and Coldwater Creek are among the catalogers involved in PlusSize.com, which launched June 19. The Website sells apparel and related products for the 65 million U.S. women who wear a size 12 or larger. According …

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June 20, 2001




Venus Swimwear Sues National Retailer

Jacksonville, FL–Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but Jacksonville, FL-based swimwear cataloger Venus Swimwear would rather the flattery come in another form. The cataloger filed a federal lawsuit charging trademark infringement against $614 million Anaheim, CA-based retailer Pacific Sunwear …

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