July 25, 2002




Record 2Q for J. Jill

Sales of full-price merchandise drove women’s apparel cataloger/retailer J. Jill Group (Nasdaq: JILL) to a record second quarter.
Net income for the period increased 146%, to $6.4 million, compared with $2.6 million last year. Net sales for the three months ended …

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July 25, 2002




Study: E-commerce exceeds $31.4 billion

Interactive/e-commerce sales rose 12% last year, reaching $31.4 billion. The figures are courtesy of a Direct Marketing Association study, “The DMA’s Economic Impact: U.S. Direct and Interactive Marketing Today.”
The DMA expect online sales to grow to more than $36.0 …

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July 25, 2002




Bullish news from Vermont Teddy Bear

Here’s the sort of news we enjoy reporting: Manufacturer/marketer Vermont Teddy Bear Co. plans to increase its work force during the next few months. By the end of the year the gifts company will hire 17 employees, some full-time …

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July 24, 2002




Brand performance a key driver of online purchases

Brand performance, offline as well as online, is the single most important driver of consumers’ online purchasing decisions. That conclusion comes from a survey by research firm Miller-Williams of 976 online buyers.
Based on the survey, San Diego-based Miller-Williams concludes that 35% …

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July 24, 2002




Financial reports: PC Mall, Martha Stewart Living

Catalog sales down 6% at PC Mall
Torrance, CA-based computer reseller PC Mall (Nasdaq: MALL) posted a 19% increase in total second-quarter sales, to $205.0 million for the three months ended June 30. That’s especially gratifying, considering that historically the second quarter is …

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July 24, 2002




J. Crew refutes accounting allegations

Cataloger/retailer J. Crew flatly denies charges of misleading accounting practices levied against it by a former employee. In a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), former J. Crew order consultant Charles Sayler accused the marketer of inappropriately …

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July 23, 2002




Live from NCDM: Consumers cherish their privacy

(Direct Newsline) Philadelphia–People don’t want marketers to sell personal data about them–unless they get permission first. More than 80% of respondents to a survey said that unauthorized sale of personal information is a serious privacy violation.
The results of the survey, …

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July 22, 2002




Alloy acquires Market Place Media

New York–Generation Y marketer Alloy (Nasdaq:ALOY) acquired MPM Holding, owners of Market Place Media (MPM), for $48 million in cash. MPM is a media placement and promotions company serving the college, multicultural and military markets through print, broadcast, and event …

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July 19, 2002




Cost cuts propel Blair

Warren, PA–Sales fell 10% at women’s apparel cataloger Blair Corp. (Amex: BL), which mails the Blair apparel and home goods catalogs and the Crossing Pointe apparel title. But keen inventory management controls resulted in lower inventory liquidation costs which, in …

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July 19, 2002




Live from the 2002 Annual Catalog Conference: Have You Had a Good E-mail Experience?

Good Experience newsletter founder and writer Mark Hurst has come out with a new report entitled, “Managing Incoming E-mail” in May. Good Experience is put out by New York-based Internet consulting firm Creative Good Inc., founded by Hurst, who was …

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