October 1, 2003




Golf Digest Magazine Enters Catalog Business

Golf Digest magazine is taking a swing into the catalog realm. In June the Wilton, CT-based division of Advance Publications launched the 36-page Golf Digest Pro Shop catalog with a mailing to fewer than 100,000 of its 1.5 million subscribers.
Although he …

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October 1, 2003




At Deadline

CDW BUYS MICRO WAREHOUSE’S NORTH AMERICAN BUSINESS
Computer reseller CDW Corp. announced on Sept. 8 that it would buy the North American assets of rival Micro Warehouse for $22 million. According to CDW, the U.S. and Canadian operations of privately held …

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October 1, 2003




Bricks Aid Clicks

IN THE DAYS when the Web grocery business produced spectacular flops like Webvan, the South African grocery Pick ‘n Pay began developing its business case for a service that would enable shoppers to order groceries online and get them delivered …

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October 1, 2003




Surviving the Blackout of 2003

The great blackout of 2003 may be a dim memory for many. But some catalogers in the regions that were affected by the Aug. 14 blackout are still tallying up the damages incurred.
The biggest blackout in U.S. history left millions …

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September 17, 2003




Cataloger/Retailer Cottura Shutting Down

A 20-year run will end next month when Los Angeles-based Italian ceramics cataloger/retailer Cottura closes its doors. The company had filed for bankruptcy in June.
“Stroll through one of our shopping centers and you can see the state of …

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September 8, 2003




CDW to Buy Micro Warehouse’s North American Business

The big get bigger: Computer reseller CDW Corp. is buying the North American assets of rival Micro Warehouse for $22 million. According to CDW, the U.S. and Canadian operations of privately held Micro Warehouse bring in roughly $940 million in annual …

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September 1, 2003




Rave Reviews for VendorNet

VENDORNET IS A WEB-BASED communications network that manages and tracks the order and delivery cycle between the retailer and the supplier. The company seems to have solved the mutually exclusive objectives of providing an electronic, multi-party interface that is inexpensive, …

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September 1, 2003




Cabin Fever

THE WOOLLY SHEEP is no mammoth retailer, but from its little corner of Weed, CA, an historic lumber town (pop. 3,100) on the western slopes of Mt. Shasta, it has managed to do what some much larger businesses have not — thrive …

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September 1, 2003




Monastery Greetings Gears Up for Holiday

Will Keller, the owner of Monastery Greetings, credits modest price points and a renewed interest in spirituality for much of his gifts catalog’s surge in sales last year. So given that 2002 holiday orders more than doubled from 2001′s, he’s bracing …

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September 1, 2003




Four Wheel Drive Hardware Buys Performance Products

Four Wheel Drive Hardware, which mails three catalogs selling after-market Jeep parts and accessories, has several new models in its catalog garage. The Columbiana, OH-based company on July 7 bought Lash International, which owns cataloger Performance Products. In addition to market-leading …

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