September 1, 2003




Financial Update: Strategy Drives Second-Quarter Deals

Strategic add-ons accounted for most of the 17 industry mergers and acquisitions that occurred during the second quarter. Marketers as diverse as educational supplier Aristotle Corp., golf equipment cataloger/retailer Golfsmith International, and computer reseller Zones bought companies (Haan Crafts Co., …

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September 1, 2003




Alloy Buys Rival Delia’s

In what may be one of the hottest pairings in teendom since Britney and Justin, teen apparel and sporting gear cataloger Alloy agreed on July 31 to buy its closest rival, $137.6 million cataloger/retailer Delia’s Corp., for $50 million. The combined company …

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In CROSS CHANNEL: Package Delivery/Distribution, Shipping/Delivery

September 1, 2003




Catalog Tracker: Free S&H Holding Steady

Far fewer consumer catalogs mailed this June than a year ago, according to Catalog Tracker. But for the first time this year, the percentage of catalogers offering free shipping held steady.
A service of Greenwich, CT-based list firm Direct Media, …

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September 1, 2003




Gold Award, Business Specialty: Galls, 2002 Buyer’s Guide

A basic lesson from Marketing 101 states that emotion is key to successfully selling a product or service. With its 2002 Buyer’s Guide, Galls shows how to apply that lesson to merchandise as seemingly mundane as public-safety gear.
The front cover kicks …

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September 1, 2003




Keep a Cool Head

CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF, Walt Disney was not put in deep-freeze postmortem but planted in the soil like nearly everyone else. Disney died in 1966, years before the science of cryogenics became a fact of modern life. Cryogenics is simply the …

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September 1, 2003




Lillian Vernon Weaves Its Way into Wal-Mart

In a match made in personalized-products heaven, Lillian Vernon Corp. is teaming with discount retailer giant Wal-Mart. More specifically, the gifts and home products cataloger is partnering with Hometown Threads, a franchise network of embroidery/personalization shops; Hometown Threads boutiques …

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September 1, 2003




People News

Warren, PA-based apparel and home products cataloger Blair Corp. appointed Cynthia Fields to its board of directors. Fields, currently president of catalog/retail consultancy CFC, was previously CEO of Victoria’s Secret Catalog.
Melville, NY-based medical, dental, and veterinary supplies cataloger …

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In CRM, Lists & Data - Business

September 1, 2003




Point Firmly in No Particular Direction

YOU CAN SENSE that things are getting out of hand when the legal disclosure forms now required of stock analysts are longer than the analysis itself. This was what I discovered when I called Stephens Inc., investment bankers in Little …

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August 29, 2003




Financial Reports: Alloy, Coldwater Creek, Chico’s

New York-based multichannel marketer Alloy(NasdaqNM: ALOY) posted a $321,000 net loss for the quarter ended July 31, compared with net income gain of $538,000 last year due to higher operating expenses, and expenses from its July acquisition of rival teen marketer Delia’…

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August 29, 2003




Two Production Associations Join Forces

The Association of Publication Production and Women in Production, both based in New York, have decided to merge .The new organization, Partnership in Print Production (P3), is a nonprofit association, comprised of graphic arts, print and digital media professionals. P3 …

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