May 16, 2002




Ritz Interactive buys CameraWorld.com

Ritz Interactive,
which mails the Ritz Camera catalog, acquired Portland-based CameraWorld.com and its namesake catalog on May 1. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The CameraWorld store in Portland, OR, was not included in the acquisition.
According to reports, …

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May 15, 2002




Financial reports: Federated, RedEnvelope

With Fingerhut discontinued, Federated figures look fine
In its first-quarter financial report, Federated Department Stores (NYSE: FD) refers to its Fingerhut Cos. subsidiary as “discontinued operations.” This makes the retailer’s balance sheet appear clean at first glance. But if …

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May 15, 2002




Catalogers on Lands’ End/Sears: sounds good

Two days after Sears, Roebuck & Co. announced its plan to buy Lands’ End, most catalogers contacted think the deal is a sound one.
Ron Ramseyer, president of direct marketing for outdoor sporting goods cataloger/retailer Bass Pro Shops and a …

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May 15, 2002




Key senator opposes USPS transformation plan

(Direct Newsline) Ted Stevens, the Senate’s second-ranking Republican and a long-time supporter of the U.S. Postal Service, said he is opposed to any legislative attempts to increase the financially ailing agency’s authority to set its own prices.
The Alaska …

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May 14, 2002




Movers and shakers

Apparel cataloger/retailer J. Crew Group named Kathy Boyer executive vice president of men’s business, effective June 3. She most recently was senior vice president at Banana Republic. She replaces Michael Scandiffio, who J. Crew has named executive vice president of …

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May 14, 2002




Financial reports: Black Box, Penney, Systemax, Hanover, more

Black Box ends year with sales, income declines
When commenting on the financials of Black Box (NASDAQ: BBOX) for the quarter and year ended March 3, CEO Fred C. Young said in a statement, “No doubt, fiscal year 2002 was a challenging …

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May 10, 2002




April sales roundup

Catalogers are hoping that the axiom “April showers bring May flowers” applies to sales figures. Most of the publicly traded marketers tracked by CATALOG AGE reported damp, dismal April sales.
Plano, TX-based general merchant J. C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) reported …

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May 10, 2002




Financial reports: Restoration Hardware, Excelligence Learning

Net loss widens at Excelligence Learning
Monterey, CA–Educational products marketer Excelligence Learning (NASDAQSC: LRNS), which owns the Early Childhood catalog/Web business, posted first-quarter revenue of $15.6 million, a 12% improvement over $13.9 million last year. Nonetheless, the company—formerly known as LearningStar …

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May 9, 2002




PC Mall buys solutions provider

Computer cataloger PC Mall has agreed to buy substantially all the assets of technology solutions provider Wareforce out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The deal is subject to court approval.
For fiscal 2001, Wareforce took in sales of $89 million from continuing operations. In …

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May 9, 2002




Live from Net.marketing: Lands’ End pushes and pulls

New York—Remember the Pushmi-Pullyu from “Dr. Dolittle”? Lands’ End marketing program manager Brian Kubiak seems to. At a May 8 session during the Net.marketing Conference here, Kubiak discussed the balance of pushing and pulling that has contributed to the …

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