June 30, 2003




Fisher Scientific to Buy Swedish Biotech Manufacturer

Laboratory equipment manufacturer/marketer Fisher Scientific International has agreed to acquire Sweden’s Perbio Science AB for $714 million, in a bid to enhance its life-science business. Two-thirds of Perbio’s sales and operating income are conducted in North America, according to a …

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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: Power Forum Packs a Punch

San Francisco–At the Annual Catalog Conference’s Third Power Forum yesterday, there were no industry topics that the panel of catalog leaders–Gary DeMaine, president/CEO of Chinaberry; consultant George Ittner, formerly of Newport News; Steve Lightman, president/CEO of Crosstown …

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May 1, 2003




At Deadline

IN THE SWIM BUYS COMPETITOR
Discount pool supplies cataloger In the Swim, based in West Chicago, IL, bought the assets of Montgomery, IL-based rival cataloger Poolside Express on April 1. Poolside, which mailed its final catalog last fall, closed its operations …

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April 15, 2003




At Deadline

DHL AGREES TO BUY AIRBORNE EXPRESS GROUND NETWORK DHL Worldwide Express, a delivery service owned by Deutsche Post AG of Germany, has agreed to acquire the ground delivery business of rival Airborne Express for about $1.05 billion. Deutsche Post will buy …

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April 1, 2003




DIRECT-TO-CUSTOMER FULFILLMENT SOFTWARE 2003 REVIEW

The direct-to-customer software marketplace is a mature industry whose current trends will mark its direction for the next few years. Though sales of DTC systems software slowed dramatically in 2001, the second half of 2002 saw more activity in terms of companies …

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March 24, 2003




DHL Agrees to Buy Airborne Express Ground Network

DHL Worldwide Express, a delivery service owned by Deutsche Post AG of Germany, has agreed to acquire the ground delivery business of Seattle-based rival Airborne Express for about $1 billion. The deal creates a stronger competitor to United Parcel Service and …

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March 1, 2003




Deals Evaporate at Year’s End

In terms of mergers and acquisitions, 2002 went out with a whimper. Just 16 industry deals were transacted during the fourth quarter, down 24% from the fourth quarter of 2001 and 52% from the fourth quarter of 2000.
Most of the deals that were consummated this …

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March 1, 2003




Three Ways to Go From Bricks to Clicks

It’s the rare merchant these days who doesn’t sell through multiple channels, but the process of coordinating those channels — particularly off-line and online venues — remains as difficult as ever. For the first time, however, retailers may be able to tap …

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February 19, 2003




Financial Reports: The Sportsman’s Guide, Geerlings & Wade

Looks like The Sportsman’s Guide (Nasdaq: SGDE) is taking aim at profitability. For the year ended Dec. 31, sales increased 6%, to $180.3 million, compared with $169.7 million in sales last year. Annual net earnings increased 43%, to $4.0 million for the year, compared with net …

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