July 27, 2012
July 15, 2010
The average U.S. family is expected to spend 10.5% more during the 2010 back-to-school shopping season than they did last year, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2010 Consumer Intentions and Actions Back to School survey, conducted by BIGresearch.
The families …
August 2, 2007
Good news for catalogers hoping for a hot back-to-school season. A survey conducted by customer loyalty research consultancy Brand Keys shows considerable increases in the percent of consumers who plan to use catalog and online channels for their back-to-school shopping.
October 1, 2002
September 6, 2002
New York-based Teen girls cataloger/retailer Delia’s (Nasdaq: DLIA) net sales for the quarter ended Aug. 3, were $26.2 million, as compared to sales of $26.0 million in the prior year. Retail sales increased 32%, driven by new store openings, while direct sales …More...
September 4, 2002
A number of retailers have warned of sluggish back-to-school business, but most of the catalogers contacted by CATALOG AGE say they are pleased with their back-to-school sales.
For instance, at multititle mailer Alloy, the average order size has increased 5%, “close …
August 16, 2004
A study by Port Washington, NY-based research firm The NPD Group shows that 45% of consumers intend to buy consumer electronics such as computers and cell phones as part of their back-t0-school purchases this fall. “Kids are convincing parents that …More...
October 5, 2005
Bain Capital Partners’ acquisition of School Specialty, originally slated to close last month, has been put into doubt. A trio of backers–Banc of America Securities, JP Morgan Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities–that had agreed to provide $350 million in debt financing …More...
September 1, 2004
School is back in session, and the business-to-business catalogers that target the education market are now reviewing their report cards as far as sales go. For most marketers contacted, it was a decent year.
At Greenville, WI-based School Specialty, sales …