March 25, 2010




Central Restaurant Starts School Nutrition Equipment Title

In support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative against childhood obesity, commercial foodservice equipment and supplies marketer Central Restaurant Products is launching its first School Nutrition Equipment Guide catalog.
The title, which will be unveiled March 29, …

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February 1, 2008




THE NEW SCHOOL

Thinking of buying a new CRM system? Save your money until your employees know what they’re talking about.
Technology alone won’t help you provide customers with a seamless shopping experience. But knowledge will — the kind imparted to staffers through on-demand …

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February 14, 2007




Financial Reports: Harry and David, School Specialty, Blue Nile

2Q Sales Increase at Harry and David Second-quarter net sales at Medford, OR-based Harry and David Holdings rose 7%, to $389.2 million for the 13 weeks ended Dec. 30, 2006. Last year’s second-quarter sales were $362.4 million. Net income increased 27%, to $62.5 million from $49.1 million.
Net …

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In Channel Integration, Cross Channel

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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June 26, 2005




School Specialty sold for $1.5 billion

Multititle educational supplier School Specialty, long a voracious acquirer of other companies, is now the acquiree: Boston-based Bain Capital Partners has agreed to buy the Greenville, WI-based cataloger for $49 a share, or roughly $1.5 billion in cash.
Announced on June 2, the …

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February 10, 2005




Financial Reports: Guitar Center, School Specialty, Aramark

Guitar Center Ends Year on Up Note, Acquires Retail Chain Westlake Village, CA-based cataloger/retailer Guitar Center (Nasdaq: GTRC), which mails the Musician’s Friend catalog, reported a 38% rise in fourth-quarter net income and a 72% jump in annual net income.

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November 10, 2004




Financial Reports: School Specialty, Collegiate Pacific

Sales, Income Up at School Specialty Fiscal second-quarter revenue for Greenville, WI-based School Specialty (Nasdaq: SCHS) rose 8%, to $361.5 million for the three months ended Oct. 23. Net income increased 2%, to $30.6 million. Excluding a $1.7 million restructuring charge relating to the closure of …

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February 10, 2004




Financial Reports: PC Mall, J. Jill, School Specialty, Collegiate Pacific

PC Mall Ends Year on a High Note

Torrance, CA-based computer reseller PC Mall ended 2003 with a 13% rise in annual sales, to $975.6 million from $862.8 million in 2002. What’s more, net income soared, to $3.0 million from $148,000 the previous year.
Fourth-quarter sales …

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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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