July 3, 2001




Sale of Improvements Completed

Weehawken, NJ–Multititle cataloger Hanover Direct has completed the sale of do-it-yourself tools title Improvements to HSN, a division of USA Networks’ Interactive Group, for $33.4 million. Hanover’s Keystone subsidiary will provide fulfillment services for Improvements under a services agreement with HSN …

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July 2, 2001




Foster & Gallagher Files for Chapter 11

Grand Rapids, MI—On July 2, multititle mailer Foster & Gallagher (F&G) made it official: It filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The news followed the announcement on June 29 that F&…

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July 1, 2001




Restoration Hardware Softens Its Merchandise Mix

It’s curtains for Restoration Hardware. And it’s rugs, sheets, and towels too. The Corte Madera, CA-based housewares and furniture cataloger/retailer plans to expand its line of textiles beginning next spring.
According to catalog director Marta Benson, the merchandise change …

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July 1, 2001




Porto Banus Shuts Down

After nearly five years in business, Marietta, GA-based women’s resortwear cataloger Porto Banus has shut its doors. Calls to the $10 million company, owned by Garges and Mark Purtee, were not returned by press time, but the cataloger’s toll-free number had …

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July 1, 2001




Don’t Forget Your Gloves

‘The faintest ink is stronger than the best memory’
One site visit brought me to a food distributor’s frozen warehouse in Florida. I had not thought to bring a coat — we were in Florida, after all. As we entered the …

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July 1, 2001




opinion & response

Word on the Sheet
In your April Backword (“Sheets Fit Only for a King or Queen”), I found your jab at cataloger Anthropologie for not stocking full- or twin-size sheets a weak argument.
For years, various catalogers have offered wonderful-looking …

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July 1, 2001




Small Catalogs Forum: Using CMS

“With what aspect of your business does you catalog management software help the most?”
WENDY LAZAR owns the Northvale, NJ-based Glendale catalog of parade accessories: “In January we switched to the POS/OE system by EES Co., and now I …

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July 1, 2001




First-Quarter Sales Slow, but Income Solid

Only 64% of the b-to-b catalogers tracked grew their first-quarter sales, but 71% managed to boost their bottom line.
Consumer catalogers aren’t the only ones suffering from lackluster sales. During the first quarter of 2001, only 64% of the business-to-business catalogers tracked by investment …

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July 1, 2001




List Watch: Keeping a Watchful Eye on Your List Management

Small cataloger or large, consumer marketer or business-to-business, a mailer needs to keep an eye on what its list management firm is doing with its list. The question some catalogers have is what to watch out for, and how.
To …

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July 1, 2001




Tumultuous Times at F&G

A CEO resignation, falling sales, and a lawsuit have Foster & Gallagher in a state of flux
Few industry watchers were surprised when multititle mailer Foster & Gallagher (F&G) finally sold its children’s division on June 8, to 1-800-Flowers.com. After …

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