Brylane joins top retail catalogs
July 16, 2001,
JCPenney, Fingerhut, Spiegel and Domestications remained in the same positions in 2000 among cataloger rankings, though a new catalog retailer joined them.
Spiegel had the biggest growth leap for this group in 2000, with an increase of more than 16 percent for a total of $244 million in home textiles sales. Home textiles products make up 29.3 percent of the Downers Grove, IL-based cataloger's merchandise. It also retained its position at number 18 on the Top 50 for 2000.
Though JCPenney's catalog sales in home textiles crept up only 3.2 percent in 2000, the Plano, TX-based retailer remains the undisputed leader, with $1.176 billion, which is 15.3 percent of its retail sales.
Fingerhut, Federated's Minnetonka, MN-based catalog division, saw its catalog sales drop down 6.3 percent for a total of $312 million. It also slid down two spots on the Top 50 ranking, placing 12th for 2000. Home textiles are 16.1 percent of its sales.
Hanover Direct's Domestications, Weehawken, NJ, inched up slightly by 1.3 percent, for $151 million in home textiles sales in 2000. More than 80 percent of its sales are from home textiles products.
Top 5 home textiles catalogs
|Top 50 Rank||Company||Home Textiles Sales ($Millions) 2000||1999||Percent Change||Home Textiles As a % of Total Retail Sales|
Note: Includes catalog and Internet sales.
1. Excludes retail sales.
2. Home Textiles as a percent of total catalog sales.
NA = Not available
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