November 1, 2003




Micro Warehouse: What Went Wrong?

It’s tough to say what was more surprising: that Micro Warehouse, one of the industry’s largest and oldest computer catalogers, was selling the North American portion of its business to $4.3 billion rival CDW, or that CDW was able to snap …

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September 10, 2003




Group Withdraws Offer to Buy Zones

The investor group that wished to take publicly traded computer reseller Zones private has withdrawn its offer. The group, led by the Zones chairman/CEO Firoz Lalji, had announced on May 20 that it wanted to acquire all shares of common …

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September 1, 2003




Mini-Catalog Has Sizable Payoff for Support Plus

Support Plus has acquired many a new customer through traditional prospecting — sending out its full-size book to rented lists. But that costs $6-$7 a convert.
By editing its 56-page full-size catalog into a 12-page, 3-3/8″ × 5″ mini format, however, and delivering …

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August 1, 2003




Insert Media: What Is the Biggest Misconception?

CATALOG AGE asked list pros: “What is the biggest misconception about insert media?”
BART LORING, president/CEO of New City, NY-based Loring Direct Response
“Unfortunately, a major misconception is that it is a downscale medium for catalogers, when in reality …

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July 31, 2003




Alloy to Buy Delia’s

In a blockbuster deal, teen apparel and sporting gear cataloger Alloy agreed on July 31 to buy its closest rival, teen apparel and accessories cataloger/retailer Delia’s Corp. for $50 million. The combined company will have annual sales of roughly $300 million …

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July 25, 2003




Matrix Group Acquires Rights to The Female Athlete

Safety Harbor, FL-based multititle sporting goods cataloger Matrix Group Ltd. acquired the intellectual property of Catalog Group, marketer of The Female Athlete catalog, through a private foreclosure sale announced on July 25. Although secured creditor Gerber Trade Finance had kept The …

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July 18, 2003




Financial Reports: Grainger, Transcat, Boise

2Q Sales Down, Earnings Up for Grainger
The Lab Safety division of industrial supplier Grainger (NYSE: GWW) reported a 7% increase in second-quarter sales. Excluding the Gempler’s catalog, however, which Grainger acquired in April, Lab Safety’s sales were down 2% …

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July 14, 2003




Yahoo to Buy Overture for $1.6 Billion

(Direct Newsline) Internet portal Yahoo has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Overture Services in a stock and cash deal worth $1.6 billion, Overture said this morning. Pasadena, CA-based Overture is one of the largest Internet search companies.
“Together, the two …

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July 1, 2003




Schein Proceeds with Acquisitions Cautiously

Several years ago, medical, dental, and veterinary supplies cataloger Henry Schein was one of the more active acquirers in the industry. But while the Melville, NY-based marketer recently bought two companies in a three-week period, don’t expect it to maintain …

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July 1, 2003




CHANNEL XING

The time: Four years ago. The familiar opening theme to that TV chestnut, “Mission: Impossible,” is heard, as our hero pushes the “play” button on a tiny cassette recorder. A no-nonsense voice emerges.
“Good morning, Mr. O’Hern. Ritz Camera — a …

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