June 13, 2001




Study: S&H Charges Deter Many from Buying Online

New York–It’s an Internet economy paradox: Shipping and handling charges deter 63% of consumers from buying online, while 45% of retailers claim to be losing money on S&H, according to a recent study by technology analysis firm Jupiter Media Metrix.

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June 13, 2001




Coldwater Creek Steps Up a Spin-off

Sandpoint, ID—Women’s apparel cataloger/retailer Coldwater Creek test-mailed a footwear and accessories spin-off, Footnotes, this spring. The company sent 500,000-800,000 catalogs to a portion of its house file, including footwear buyers and best customers, in April.
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June 13, 2001




Good Catalog Parent Unit Goes 3-D

Pleasantville, NY—Gifts.com, the online gifts division of Reader’s Digest Association and parent unit of Good Catalog Co., on June 6 signed with RichFX, a creator of online visual merchandising presentations, to use 3-D on its Website.
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June 13, 2001




Financial Reports

Net Loss Nearly Doubles at J. Crew
New York–Apparel cataloger/retailer J. Crew reported a first-quarter net loss of $9.3 million, nearly twice last year’s first-quarter loss of $5.2 million. Revenue for the quarter was $167.8 million, up less than 1% from $166.9 million …

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June 13, 2001




F&G’s President/CEO Resigns

Peoria, IL—On June 13, less than week after multititle mailer Foster & Gallagher (F&G) sold its children’s division to 1-800-Flowers, F&G president/CEO Robert A. Ostertag Jr. announced his resignation to pursue other business and personal interests. …

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June 13, 2001




Movers and Shakers

Boca Raton, FL-based The Mark Group, parent company of the Boston Proper, Charles Keath, and Mark, Fore and Strike catalogs, promoted Larry Autrey to senior vice president, brand manager of Mark, Fore and Strike and appointed Cindy Fields, former president/…

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June 13, 2001




Macys.com Privacy Policy Under Attack

New York–A group of protesters gathered on June 12 in front of Macy’s store in San Francisco to complain about Macys.com’s privacy policy. The Website’s privacy statement says that personal e-mail addresses, birth dates, credit-card numbers, and …

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June 8, 2001




1-800-Flowers Acquires F&G’s Children’s Group

Westbury, NY–Multichannel flowers and gifts marketer 1-800-Flowers.com has purchased Foster & Gallagher’s (F&G) children’s group, which includes toys catalog HearthSong and doll and accessories book Magic Cabin Dolls. The catalogs, which target children ages 3-12, had …

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June 7, 2001




Why They Buy: Convenience, Of Course

Boston–Convenience may be catalogers’ trump card, judging by the respondents to Catalog Age’s exclusive Consumer Catalog Shopping Survey of more than 1,000 people nationwide.
Among the nearly 50% of respondents who made at least one catalog purchase in 2000, 62.2% cited convenience as a …

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June 7, 2001




Live from the Annual Catalog Conference: Seen on the Scene

Boston–Chiasso president/CEO David Marshall has reason to smile: InStyle magazine named the Chicago-based cataloger/retailer’s online catalog Website of the Month. What’s more, business has been so strong, Chiasso is increasing its fall mailing to 3.5 million catalogs, up from 1 …

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