April 15, 2009




Back To Basics Toys Heading to Scholastic DC

Children’s book and magazine publisher Scholastic on April 8 announced expansion plans for its distribution and customer service facility in Moberly, MO. What’s the occasion? It needs to make room for the company’s Back To Basics Toys catalog.

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August 16, 2006




Financial Reports: Staples, School Specialty

Staples Second-Quarter Sales Improve 12% Second-quarter sales for Framingham, MA-based catalog/retailer Staples jumped 12%, to $3.88 billion for the three months ended July 29. The office supplies giant posted record sales and earnings, driven by market-share gains in North America and steady progress …

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June 7, 2006




School Specialty Posts a 4Q Loss

While multititle educational products cataloger School Specialty posted record sales for fiscal 2006, the Greenville, WI-based marketer recorded a loss for the fourth quarter. The company’s fourth quarter and fiscal year ended April 29.
Fourth-quarter revenue increased 3.2%, to $180.9 million, compared to $175.2 …

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August 13, 2003




Financial Reports: School Specialty, Tiffany, Too

Net Income Up 13% at School Specialty
Though the economic and funding environment in certain states has resulted in margin pressure, educational products supplier School Specialty (Nasdaq: SCHS) managed to report gains on both sides of the ledger. Quarterly revenue for …

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June 4, 2003




School Specialty Posts Record Annual Sales

Greenville, WI-based School Specialty (Nasdaq: SCHS) reported record revenue of $870.0 million for the fiscal year ended April 26, a 13% increase over last year’s record sales of $767.4 million. Acquired businesses accounted for most of the increase.
Net income for fiscal 2003 was $39.6 million, …

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June 2, 2003




Live from ACC: Sunday School for Small Catalogers

San Francisco–Advising small and start-up catalogers not to neglect many of the same concerns that large catalogers deal with, Jack Schmid and Gina Valentino of Shawnee Mission, KS-based consultancy J. Schmid & Associates kicked off the Small and Start-up Catalogs Intensive …

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April 1, 2003




School Specialty Makes a Preschool Push

Recent state budget cuts have led to tighter spending among elementary, middle, and high schools on supplies ranging from desks to crayons. To reduce its reliance on these schools — and by extension, on state funding — educational supplies cataloger School Specialty …

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February 12, 2003




School Specialty enters preschool, Canadian markets

Multititle educational products cataloger School Specialty is expanding the distribution of most of its catalogs beyond the kindergarten-12th grade market and into the daycare/preschool market in the U.S. In addition, School Specialty has started mailing those same …

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April 1, 2001




Longer School Year, More Revenue?

Roughly 2.2 million students today are in public or private school year-round, a 22% increase from 1.8 million students in 1996, according to San Diego-based National Association for Year-Round Education (NAYRE). More than 3,050 schools in 45 states offer year-round programs, compared with 2,400 schools in 38 states …

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September 1, 2000




School Health’s double-duty deal

With its April acquisition of sports medicine products cataloger/manufacturer Econoline, cataloger School Health Corp. has realized two goals: to increase the number of exclusive products it can offer in a highly competitive market, and to bolster its presence in …

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