December 13, 2002
Following through on its intent to acquire complementary businesses, investment firm Harbour Group has acquired Classic Chevy International, an Orlando, FL-based cataloger of Chevrolet and Camaro restoration parts. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
St. Louis-based Harbour Group had …
December 1, 2002
The science of site selection is all about making sure you’re in the right place at the right time. Selecting a distribution center site is one of the most important and far-reaching strategic decisions that the management of a growing …More...
October 22, 2002
October 21, 2002
(Direct Newsline) Michael Sherman is in talks with Federated Department Stores to buy most of the remaining Fingerhut Cos. properties, according to sources close to the deal. The investment for the acquisition is coming from J.P. Morgan Chase, sources …More...
October 1, 2002
In previous analysis columns, we’ve tried to demystify some of the analytical tools used by successful catalogers. Profitable and growing companies know and understand the marketing, database, and numbers side of the business well and use the techniques to manage …More...
September 1, 2002
A cursory glance at the mergers and acquisitions conducted during the second quarter reveals several boffo catalog transactions: Sears, Roebuck and Co.’s $1.9 billion purchase of Lands’ End, Kennametal’s $170 million acquisition of Milacron’s overseas metal-cutting division, and Riverside Co.’s …More...
September 1, 2002
August 2, 2002
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, …
August 1, 2002
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 …
July 18, 2002
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 …More...