December 9, 2007 |
The setup: You're an average affluent American enjoying the fruits of your labor. One day--on account of flood, fire, civil disturbance, power grid overload, whatever--the electricity is cut off to your house. All your lights fail, and every one of your major appliances reverts to inanimate metal or plastic.
October 19, 2007 |
Shares of San Francisco-based retailer Sharper Image Corp., known for selling such items as massage chairs, air purifiers and nose-hair trimmers, soared 45% on Thursday after six top company executives bought shares this week. The stock rose 85 cents to $2.72. The six insiders paid $1.78 to $1.90 a share.
October 10, 2007 |
Sharper Image Corp., the electronics retailer that restated earnings after an investigation into stock options grants, said chief accounting officer Daniel W. Nelson had stepped down. Rebecca Roedell, chief financial officer, will serve as interim accounting chief, the San Francisco-based company said in a U.S. regulatory filing.
June 16, 2007 |
Sharper Image Corp.'s website has been counting down the days, hours, minutes and seconds to Father's Day. It's that important -- not necessarily to shoppers, but certainly to Sharper Image. The purveyor of air purifiers, massage chairs and nose-hair trimmers loves Father's Day, its second-most-important sales-generating holiday.
May 25, 2007 |
A buyout firm has doubled its stake in Sharper Image Corp. by buying a large block of stock from the company's deposed founder, raising the prospect that the ailing specialty retailer might be taken private as it tries to bounce back. Sharper Image's stock price shot up by 15% on Thursday after a Securities and Exchange Commission filing disclosed an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners Inc. had paid $13.78 million for 1.
March 27, 2007 |
Struggling specialty retailer Sharper Image Corp. hired direct marketing veteran Steven A. Lightman in its latest attempt to end a bruising sales slump that has lasted for more than two years. The San Francisco-based company said Monday that Lightman would take over as president and chief executive April 9. He will also join Sharper Image's board of directors.