August 2, 2002




Financial reports: Sport Supply Group, Mobility Electronics

Sport Supply Group posts operating income
Sporting goods equipment supplier Sport Supply Group (OTCBB: SSPY) suffered a 4% decline in second-quarter net revenue, to $26.8 million from $28.0 million last year. But that’s not the story. Operating income for the quarter was $513,000, …

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August 1, 2002




Operations and Management: A Fulfilling Outsourcing Deal

Choosing a fulfillment company is a lot like choosing a partner in marriage. “Communication is the key,” says Wayne Teres, a Framingham, MA-based operations consultant. “Where most partnerships go south is in the lack of communication.”
And an unsuccessful partnership …

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July 18, 2002




Harvard Bioscience buys Genomic Solutions

Holliston, MA-based Harvard Bioscience, a manufacturer/marketer of tools for drug-discovery research, agreed to buy Genomic Solutions, another manufacturer of drug-discovery equipment. Harvard Bioscience will acquire the Ann Arbor, MI-based company for 3.2 million shares of its stock and $9 million in …

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July 1, 2002




The Dish on Databases

When the topic is database marketing, plenty of other subjects enter into the discussion. At least that was the case in April, when Catalog Age sat down with five executives in Philadelphia for a roundtable discussion on customer databases. While …

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June 17, 2002




Sears completes tender offer for Lands’ End

It’s official. Retailer Sears, Roebuck and Co. has completed its cash tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Dodgeville, WI-based cataloger Lands’ End for $62 a share.
According to Mellon Investor Services, which acted as …

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June 1, 2002




Deal of the Century

Never mind that we’re just a few years into the 21st century: Sears, Roebuck & Co.’s acquisition of apparel and home goods cataloger Lands’ End is, at least so far, the catalog deal of the century.
Anatomy of the deal

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June 1, 2002




New Catalogs

Spa 2 Go
With its selection of aromatherapy products, oils, and soaps, Spa 2 Go is a highly relaxing business-to-business catalog. After two years of distribution in Canada, the manufacturer/marketer of personal care products entered the U.S., mailing 5,000 copies of …

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June 1, 2002




Industry Credit Woes Kill Fingerhut Deal

It would be an exaggeration to blame Spiegel for Federated Department Stores’ failure to sell its Fingerhut Cos. unit. But the woes of Spiegel’s First Consumers National Bank (FCNB) and other credit-based businesses contributed to the inability of Business Development …

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May 7, 2002




Live from Net.marketing: E-mail use up, costs down

(Direct Newsline) New York–The average amount of revenue generated from an online customer grew from $168 in 2001 to $208 in 2002, while the cost to acquire a customer online fell $8, to $30, during the same period, according to a study by the Association for …

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May 7, 2002




Credit issues blamed for death of Fingerhut deal

The woes of credit-based businesses such as Spiegel’s First Consumers National Bank (FCNB) subsidiary contributed to the death of a deal to buy multititle mailer Fingerhut Cos. On May 6, Business Development Group Acquisition (BDGA) and Fingerhut parent Federated Department …

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