December 11, 2001




Study: retailers marketing smarter this holiday

After analyzing their past online and offline promotions, many retailers are finding ways to offer the minimum discounts necessary to increase sales volume, according to a recent report from Shop.org and Boston Consulting Group.
According to the report, 45% of …

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December 11, 2001




Report: Canadian Web commerce just taking off

Canadian consumers and marketers have been slow to the plate in making use of the Internet for commerce. But a recent report released by Forrester Research shows that by 2006, 7.2 million Canadian households will be spending $24 billion (Canadian) online, which will …

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December 11, 2001




Dr. Leonard’s explores sale

CATALOG AGE has learned that Edison, NJ-based Dr. Leonard’s Healthcare Corp., a low-end wellness products cataloger that also mails the Carol Wright Gifts title, has hired an investment banking firm to explore the sale of the company. Dr. Leonard’…

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December 10, 2001




Abacus report shows 6% decline in catalog sales

The fall 2001 Catalog Industry Trend Report released on Dec. 10 by co-op database compiler Abacus Direct shows that for the 12 months ended June 2001, catalog sales were down 5.7% from the previous 12 months. But the report also shows that beginning Sept. 21, sales rose …

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December 9, 2001




Coldwater warns of 4Q loss; shares tumble 32%

Women’s apparel cataloger Coldwater Creek (Nasdaq: CWTR) said it would fall short of its third-quarter projections and warned of a fourth-quarter loss. The Street hammered its stock 32%, to close at $18.20.
Sandpoint, ID-based Coldwater said preliminary 3Q net sales will be $139 …

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December 6, 2001




Financial report: Successories posts 3Q loss

Motivational products manufacturer/marketer Successories (Nasdaq: SCES) posted a net loss of $1.8 million for the quarter ended Nov. 3. A year earlier, the Aurora, IL-based company reported net income of $332,000. Overall third-quarter sales declined 25%, to $9.9 million. Catalog and Web sales dropped 18%, …

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December 6, 2001




Survey: Shoppers taking their time holiday shopping

Less than a month into the 2001 holiday shopping season, 29% of shoppers hadn’t started their shopping yet, according to the second weekly holiday shopping survey released by the International Mass Retail Association (IMRA) and conducted by MarketFacts. About 13% had already …

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December 6, 2001




Study: online shopping going strong this holiday season

For the week ended Dec. 2, 51.7 million American visited the Web, up 45% from 35.6 million a year ago, according to a recent report from Jupiter Media Metrix. The Jupiter Media Metrix Online Shopping Index, which aggregates Web visitors from both home and …

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December 6, 2001




November sales roundup

For most marketers, November sales figures can be summed up in one word: Ouch. For instance, sales at Downers Grove, IL-based The Spiegel Group (Nasdaq: SPGLA), which mails the Eddie Bauer, Newport News, and Spiegel catalogs, fell 17%, to $255.2 million from $306.7 …

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December 5, 2001




Amazon.com buys assets of Egghead.com

Online behemoth Amazon.com has bought some assets of Egghead.com, the now-defunct online cataloger of software and computer products, according to wire reports. Amazon purchased the assets for $6.1 million cash in bidding in a northern California bankruptcy court. The …

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