July 1, 2004




Preparing for the Holidays

If you’re a consumer cataloger, chances are you conduct the bulk of your business during the fourth quarter. But you shouldn’t wait until then to prepare your operations for the holiday crunch period. Ideally, you should have started planning for …

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In Lists & Data - Buisness, Lists & Data - Business-14-05-2013

July 1, 2004




Challenges and Choices

Home to Harvard, MIT, Tufts, and numerous other fine educational institutions, the Boston area boasts a considerable brain trust. So what better place than Cambridge, MA, for Catalog Age to host a roundtable discussion on multichannel marketing? We met with …

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In News

June 10, 2004




Sale of Micro Warehouse’s European Operations Complete

The parceling out of Micro Warehouse’s European operations is complete. In a complicated three-pronged deal Los Angeles-based investment firm Gores Technology Group acquired the European operations of Micro Warehouse. This is Gores’ initial foray into the catalog arena. KPMG …

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In Lists & Data - Business-14-05-2013

June 1, 2004




Kitchen Sink Included

RETAILERS OFTEN PUSH PRODUCT the way disc jockeys promote rock and roll — they play the hits. But this hit-focused merchandising tends to underrate the phenomenon of brand loyalty. For many consumers, brand is a decision-making factor more important than price, …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Ship

June 1, 2004




Thinking Inside the Box

General merchandise cataloger Fingerhut sells a wide variety of products, including electronics, jewelry, and home goods. The broad assortment of items found in Fingerhut’s warehouse made it difficult for packers to determine the most efficient methods of packaging orders — especially …

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In News, Pack

June 1, 2004




Training Day

Which would you rather do — handle a rush job in the DC or spend time in training? The obvious answer may not always be the right one. A report from the Warehousing Education and Research Council, aptly titled “Training: An …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Shipping/Delivery

June 1, 2004




Patch or Scratch?

When Steve Bolin gets to work each day, he has the usual sorts of duties and assignments to handle. But Bolin, facilities director for the DC of business process outsourcing firm ClientLogic in Columbus, OH, has an overriding concern among …

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In Inventory, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

June 1, 2004




One of Every SKU

Our merchandising strategy is to leave no stone unturned,” says co-owner Bart Calame. “We are a specialty provider, and we carry all the brands that outdoor customers really want to buy, even the newest ones that have yet to gain …

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In Inventory, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

June 1, 2004




Time for a Repackaging?

We turn our attention this month to Sudbury, MA-based Chiswick Packaging Solutions, which sells boxes, labels, tape, and other packaging products to businesses. Gregory Chislovsky, president/CEO of New York-based consultancy Bel-Aire Associates, and Rob Palowitz, partner/chief creative officer …

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June 1, 2004




Ordering Out

SOME COMPANIES KEEP ORDER FULFILLMENT — and control — at home, while others turn to outside contractors for creative, custom-made solutions to handle all or part of their operational functions. Whether that means bringing a third-party provider in-house, teaming up with merchants …

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