Hidden behind a disguise so effective he was unrecognizable by even close colleagues, Oriental Trading Company CEO Sam Taylor recently went undercover to learn more about his company. The results of this look inside the nation's largest direct retailer of party supplies, arts and crafts, toys, and novelties will air Friday, March 9 on CBS's hit series "Undercover Boss."
Oriental Trading Company, a direct retailer of value-priced party supplies, arts, crafts, toys and novelties, has introduced new digital catalogs that busy consumers may access via their iPads.
The party supplies distributor aims to reduce its funded debt by more than 70% to $200 million. Carlyle Group-backed party supplies distributor Oriental Trading Co. of Omaha has filed a pre-packaged bankruptcy petition that it said would reduce its funded debt by more than 70% to $200 million. Carlyle invested in Oriental Trading in 2006, acquiring a majority stake from Brentwood Associates, which held onto a 25% holding. Terms of the deal were undisclosed but published reports valued the transaction at close to $1 billion. Calls into the company were not returned by press time. In its Chapter 11