September 1, 2002




At Deadline

FREDERICK’S OF HOLLYWOOD POISED TO EMERGE FROM CHAPTER 11
If the U.S. Bankruptcy Court approves its reorganization plan, women’s apparel cataloger/retailer Frederick’s of Hollywood could emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection shortly. Frederick’s, which has been operating under Chapter 11 since …

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September 1, 2002




Gold Award, Business Specialty: Galls, Law Enforcement, Summer 2001

Crime doesn’t pay — unless you’re selling goods to help law enforcement officials do their jobs better. And Galls’s summer 2001 edition of its Law Enforcement catalog most certainly paid off with the Gold Award in the Business Specialty Products category.
Starting …

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September 1, 2002




The House of Mirth

“The more the merrier,” they say, and it couldn’t be more true than in the retail business — the more sales channels you have, the more profitable you’re likely to be. Although online operations as a whole reported higher profits last …

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September 1, 2002




S&S Worldwide Acquires Sally Distributors

Colchester, CT-based cataloger S&S Worldwide, which sells games, crafts, and activities to schools, rehabilitation centers, and other institutions, has acquired substantially all the assets of Minneapolis-based toys marketer Sally Distributors. S&S paid cash for Sally, though the price …

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September 1, 2002




Ticker Tapeworm

Will the Sarbanes-Oxley Act signed on July 30 make a real difference to federal securities law? “Yes, absolutely,” says Bruce Beebe, editor of Directorship, a monthly newsletter on corporate governance issues. Although the new law also gives the Securities and Exchange …

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September 1, 2002




IT Marketer Reenters Catalog Business

The $861 million GTSI, a Chantilly, VA-based provider of information technology solutions, has relied primarily on its 55-person field sales force and 75-person inside telesales team to reach the government employees who are its customer base. But in August, the company …

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September 1, 2002




Lillian Vernon Gets Carded

For the first time in the company’s 51-year history, Lillian Vernon Corp. is launching a cobranded credit card.
Under the terms of the five-year agreement, Direct Merchants Credit Card Bank, a subsidiary of Minneapolis-based Metris Cos., will issue the Lillian …

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September 1, 2002




Gold Award, Informational Services: Don Johnston, Reading and Writing Solutions for Struggling Students, 2002

Not to be confused with the actor most famous for playing a Florida vice cop, Don Johnston is a catalog provider of learning intervention resources. It’s also a winner of two Gold Awards in the informational services category.
The company’s …

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September 1, 2002




Cycle Dynamics

What goes around comes around in the material handling business. Although material handling equipment manufacturing will decline 12%-14% in 2002, full-year positive growth in new orders can be expected in 2003 at the rate of 7%-9%, according to the Material Handling Industry …

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September 1, 2002




Gold Award, Apparel: Orvis, Men’s Traditions, Holiday 2001

“I’ll take one of each product, please,” said a judge while leafing through the Holiday 2001 edition of Orvis’s Men’s Traditions catalog. And it’s plain to see why looking at the catalog with Visa card in hand could be harmful to …

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