October 1, 2004




Better Shipping Through Software

Because catalog customers want to receive their orders as quickly and inexpensively as possible, catalogers have to figure out the quickest and least expensive way to ship those orders. But the delivery method that’s most efficient for a 2-lb. package …

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October 1, 2004




Spending Rebound Lifts Business Mailers

Following an encouraging first quarter, the publicly traded business marketers tracked by Catalog Age are seeing further evidence of the long-awaited economic recovery.
With the exception of Lawrence, PA-based networking products and services provider Black Box Corp., whose revenue fell 3%, …

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October 1, 2004




Into the Light

Dana Dubbs describes how Lamps Plus replaced manual processes with automation, bringing its facility Into the Light
DAZZLING GROWTH IN ONLINE SALES is driving big changes at the Lamps Plus warehouse in City of Industry, CA. A new order fulfillment …

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October 1, 2004




Connect the dots

In the world of logistics IT, what a difference two years haven’t made! This year’s respondents to O+F’s benchmark survey of information technology voice much the same concerns and preoccupations that surfaced when we conducted this study two years …

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September 22, 2004




Posh Tots Product Line Grows Up

Upscale children’s furnishing marketer Posh Tots is going after posh parents. The Richmond, VA-based company plans to launch Posh Living, a Website of custom and luxury furnishings for grow-ups, by the end of the year. Posh Living will be …

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September 22, 2004




Home Trends Opens Bigger, Better Outlet Store

Having outgrown its outlet store, Rochester, NY-based housewares cataloger Home Trends closed it down and opened a new location on Sept. 15. The two locations are within a complex that includes the company’s warehouse and headquarters. The outlet offers discounts of …

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September 2, 2004




New Catalog Targets Owners of Diminutive Dogs

Judging by the number of pint-sized pure-breds teetering along city sidewalks and poking their heads out of designer pocketbooks, small dogs are big business. That’s why the founders of Pet Warehouse have launched Thousand Oaks, CA-based G.W. Little, …

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September 2, 2004




Airgas Acquires Assets of Welding Supply House

Industrial gases and welding safety supplies cataloger Airgas on Sept. 1 acquired the assets and operations of Welding Supply House, specifically Welding Supply’s warehouse and plant in Lafayette, LA. The Welding Supply assets generated nearly $3 million in sales last year …

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In International

September 1, 2004




Upwardly Mobile

World events have slammed us so hard in recent years that we no longer have the time or resources to indulge in Big Ideas. But in a buyers’ guide, with its often intimidating lists of categories and resources, a Big …

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September 1, 2004




Good Time for Bargain Hunting

When it comes to mergers and acquisitions, one company’s hardship is another’s gain. “When a company is operating under financial duress,” notes Jim Adams, managing director of Wellesley, MA-based investment bank Tulley & Holland, “if it has closed or temporarily stopped …

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