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KIOSK MY GRITS! THE EAGLES ARE SELLING SOME MERCHANDISE

          The Eagles have opened a kiosk to sell licensed team
     merchandise at the USAirways hub in the Philadelphia Int'l
     Airport.  The kiosk is the first of its kind offered by an
     NFL team.  Eagles Dir of Merchandising Steve Strawbridge
     told THE DAILY that the team will open another kiosk at the
     airport this fall.  This season will also mark the return of
     the Eagles traveling merchandise trailer, introduced at the
     team's training camp in Lehigh last fall.  The trailer, the
     Eagles' "merchandise store on wheels," will be in operation
     throughout training camp, at Friday pre-game festivities and
     in front of Veterans Stadium on game days.  Strawbridge said
     that the airport kiosk, merchandise trailer and altered
     uniforms have all attributed to the team's increase in
     merchandise sales.  The Eagles jumped from 15th in licensed
     merchandise sales in '95, to sixth place in '97, the highest
     for a non-playoff team.  Strawbridge added that the Eagles
     will also send out an initial 300,000 merchandise catalogs
     this season, building on the over 200,000 it sent to fans
     last year.  The team has produced its own in-house
     merchandise catalogs for the past three years (THE DAILY).

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