LATE DELIVERIES DIM GIBSON SCENE FOR QUARTER

CINCINNATI -- Gibson Greetings here expects to report a loss for the third quarter rather than the profit Wall Street analysts had been anticipating.t $20 million in Thanksgiving and Christmas card products that typically would have been shipped during September will instead be delivered to retailers in October, pushing revenues into the fourth quarter.Frank J. O'Connell, Gibson's chairman, president

CINCINNATI -- Gibson Greetings here expects to report a loss for the third quarter rather than the profit Wall Street analysts had been anticipating.

t $20 million in Thanksgiving and Christmas card products that typically would have been shipped during September will instead be delivered to retailers in October, pushing revenues into the fourth quarter.

Frank J. O'Connell, Gibson's chairman, president and chief executive officer, acknowledged relying on outside contractors fo

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