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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September 1, 2003




Systems Integration

Three times a year, while conducting our benchmark surveys, we ask our readers how many sales channels they operate — and each time, their lists grow longer. No channel, it seems, is off-limits. This time, our respondents cite at least eight …

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In Channel Integration, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

September 1, 2003




Web-Based RFID: Hype and Glitz?

TRUE OR FALSE: Like the Mesozoic, the Paleolithic, and the Industrial Era, the Age of the Bar Code has come and gone. The answer: Partially true. You may have heard rumors that radio frequency identification technology is replacing bar codes. …

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

September 1, 2003




People News

Warren, PA-based apparel and home products cataloger Blair Corp. appointed Cynthia Fields to its board of directors. Fields, currently president of catalog/retail consultancy CFC, was previously CEO of Victoria’s Secret Catalog.
Melville, NY-based medical, dental, and veterinary supplies cataloger …

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In CRM, Lists & Data - Buisness

September 1, 2003




Restructuring at Eziba

What started out as a rough year for North Adams, MA-based global gifts marketer Eziba seems to be improving.
First there was a harrowing roof collapse at its third-party fulfillment provider’s warehouse that ruined merchandise and disrupted sales. Then Eziba …

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

September 1, 2003




Listings

NEW LISTS
BIG YANK
This list consists of 12,919 12-month buyers of the Big Yank catalog and Website, which sell casual attire, outdoor gear, and accessories. Buyers, of whom 70% are women, are outdoor enthusiasts. They have an average age of 18, an …

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August 5, 2003




Broder Bros. Acquires Southeastern Distributor

Plymouth, MI–based Broder Bros., a wholesale cataloger of imprintable sportswear, acquired Louisville, KY-based T-Shirts & More. Broder has already consolidated T-Shirts & More’s distribution center into its Louisville distribution center. The full integration of the companies is scheduled for completion by …

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August 1, 2003




Golden Age of Fulfillment

DIRECT-TO-CUSTOMER FULFILLMENT has come a long way in the last decade. Or has it? Some of the clearest clues to the history of the industry lie in the numbers, and O+F’s tradition of providing industry benchmarks proves invaluable in …

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In Inventory, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

August 1, 2003




Vital Signs

Numbers are a significant part of prevention these days — after all, people change their entire lifestyles on the basis of numbers such as blood pressure and cholesterol level. Like a thorough physical check-up for an individual, a good operations measurement …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Order Mgmt

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