May 23, 2001




Penney Could Sell off Eckerd Drug

Dallas—J.C. Penney may either sell off or plan an initial public offering for its Eckerd drugstore chain during the next two or three years, according to recent analysts reports. Eckerd has dragged down Penney’s earnings recently, and …

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May 22, 2001




Neiman Marcus Joins Layoff Bandwagon

Dallas—With its fiscal third-quarter sales coming up short of plan, apparel and gifts cataloger/retailer Neiman Marcus said on May 21 that it plans to eliminate 190 full-time positions. According to the Associated Press, Neiman Marcus Group will earn $0.81 a share, …

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May 22, 2001




Casual Male Files for Chapter 11

Canton, MA–Men’s apparel cataloger/retailer Casual Male has filed to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. In its filings, which were made in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, the …

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May 22, 2001




Smith & Hawken Lays Off 21

Novato, CA—Smith & Hawken, the cataloger/retailer of garden products, says it will lay off 21 employees—including several vice presidents—to streamline corporate operations and focus on expanding market share. Smith & Hawken employs more than 800 workers in its corporate office …

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May 22, 2001




On the Scene at the Jupiter Retailing Forum: E-Commerce Lives On

Chicago–Far from being dealt a death blow by the recent dot-com fallout, e-commerce and e-marketing are alive and kicking–and an increasingly important component of any successful marketer’s business. That was the theme of the May 21 opening address by Ray Arthur, …

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May 22, 2001




Alloy Teams with “Elle Girl”

New York–Teen apparel and accessories cataloger Alloy Online and Hachette Filipacchi Magazines have partnered to develop editorial content and technology for Ellegirl.com, an online style magazine for teen girls. The new Website is designed to complement the soon-to-launch “Elle …

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May 21, 2001




Changing of the Guard at L.L. Bean

Freeport, ME—Leon Gorman, who has run the catalog company his grandfather Leon Leonwood (L.L.) Bean founded in the 1910s, has stepped upstairs to chairman. In his place, longtime Bean executive Chris McCormick has been promoted to president/CEO.

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May 21, 2001




USPS Names Potter Postmaster General

Washington—The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors (BOG) on Monday, May 21, promoted its chief operating officer John Potter to the top spot–postmaster general. Potter will replace PMG William Henderson, who is leaving at the end of the month.

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May 18, 2001




Lands’ End on the Block?

Dodgeville, WI—Rumors are swirling that $1.51 billion apparel cataloger Lands’ End may be up for sale. A report in the May 28 issue of “BusinessWeek” magazine quotes an unnamed source as saying that founder/chairman Gary Comer, who controls 55% of the …

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May 16, 2001




Emerson Radio Takes Control of Sport Supply Group

Dallas—Consumer electronics manufacturer Emerson Radio Corp. has increased its ownership in Sport Supply Group to 50.1%. As a result, Emerson will consolidate the financial statements of the b-to-b sporting goods cataloger with its own. The statements will be included in …

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