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: Sunday School for Small Catalogers

San Francisco–Advising small and start-up catalogers not to neglect many of the same concerns that large catalogers deal with, Jack Schmid and Gina Valentino of Shawnee Mission, KS-based consultancy J. Schmid & Associates kicked off the Small and Start-up Catalogs Intensive …

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August 14, 2001




Financial Reports: Penney, School Specialty, Hanover

General merchandise cataloger/retailer J. C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) reported a net loss of $69.0 million for the quarter ended June 28, a dramatic reversal from its profit of $23.0 million a year ago. Total retail sales, including the catalogs and department stores, …

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April 1, 2001




Longer School Year, More Revenue?

Roughly 2.2 million students today are in public or private school year-round, a 22% increase from 1.8 million students in 1996, according to San Diego-based National Association for Year-Round Education (NAYRE). More than 3,050 schools in 45 states offer year-round programs, compared with 2,400 schools in 38 states …

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September 1, 2000




School Health’s double-duty deal

With its April acquisition of sports medicine products cataloger/manufacturer Econoline, cataloger School Health Corp. has realized two goals: to increase the number of exclusive products it can offer in a highly competitive market, and to bolster its presence in …

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December 1, 1998




Social Studies School Service

To better enable teachers to order educational products online, Social Studies School Service (SSSS) in July launched a Web catalog offering nearly 15,000 products. Developed by Menlo Park, CA-based Cuesta Technologies, the site sells social studies-related books, charts, videos, and CD-ROMs. …

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October 1, 1998




Missing out on school uniform sales

New market opportunities don’t come along every day. Yet one that’s been available for more than a year isn’t drawing many takers. The market is students attending public schools that have adopted dress codes. Shep Doniger, spokesman for children’s apparel …

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August 22, 2013




Shutl Pushes Back Same-Day Delivery to September

Back in late May, Multichannel Merchant spoke with Tom Allason, CEO and founder of Shutl, who said he was confident the first same-day delivery in the United States was set to happen before July.   We haven’t heard of anything …

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May 1, 2013




JCP Asks Customers to “Come Back”

J.C. Penney took to Facebook to acknowledge the marketing mistakes it has made over the past year and a half and is now asking customers to “come back” according to a post on its Facebook page.

The year-long perils …

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