October 5, 2005




Backers Back Out of School Specialty Deal

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 …

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September 1, 2004




B-to-B School Supply Sales Make the Grade

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 …

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August 1, 1999




Get thee to…forklift school? OSHA now requires training for equipment operators

A new federal safety law means more schooling for your forklift operators. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires workers operating industrial powered warehouse equipment – including forklifts, hand trucks, and rider trucks – to be officially trained and …

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September 29, 2010




The Customer is King: National Geographic School Publishing’s Approach to Customer Service

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Even in difficult economic times, the customer is king. Customers might be reluctant to part with their money, but are willing …

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October 25, 2008




Strong Season for School Supplies Mailer Raymond Geddes

So far it’s been a frosty fall in terms of consumer spending. But wholesale school supplies and back to school gear cataloger Raymond Geddes is having a good season, with sales up about 10% over last year.
“Our fall sales …

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November 17, 2005




Financial Reports: Staples, Penney, School Specialty, and More

3Q Income, Sales Up at Staples Framingham, MA-based office products conglomerate Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) posted an 11% jump in third-quarter revenue and a 14% rise in net income. For the three months ended Oct. 29, the cataloger/retailer had netted $238 million on sales …

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In Channel Integration, News

July 1, 2002




Prep School

Solve this problem: You’re planning to outsource your logistics and must find and negotiate with a third-party provider. What’s the one thing you need to make the process run smoothly? If you answered “Preparation,” you’ve scored an A. The ultimate …

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July 1, 2002




Out of School

Do you harbor a burning desire to upgrade your logistics and supply chain management knowledge base? Few of us have the spare time to go back to school, but learning while working has never been easier or more affordable than …

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May 1, 2002




School Specialty Learning a New WMS

Say you’re a nearly $800 million multititle mailer that has acquired 38 companies in 10 years. You have eight distribution centers nationwide and rely on more than 500 vendors to drop-ship much of your product. You want one platform for managing and monitoring orders …

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February 13, 2002




Financial reports: REI, School Specialty, more

REI Back in Black
Outdoor gear cataloger/retailer Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) enjoyed a 6% rise in annual sales, to $740 million from $698 million for 2000. Catalog and Web sales increased 26%, to $116 million from $92 million. Revenue from REI’s 59 stores increased 5%. As for the …

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