November 1, 2003




Holiday Inventory Levels: Conservative

Forecasting holiday inventory needs is like predicting the weather: Technology can help to some degree, but it’s a far-from-exact science. As of late September, many catalogers told CATALOG AGE that the outlook for this holiday season was conservative, with a …

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November 1, 2003




Fulfillment Front and Center

Companies that are currently spending, or planning to spend, significant parts of their IT budgets on supply chain management technology are especially interested in improving fulfillment capabilities, according to a recent AMR Research report, “The SCM Application Spending Report, 2002-2004.” …

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October 29, 2003




California Mailers Dodging Wildfires

As wildfires wreak havoc on California’s San Diego County, several catalogers based in the region have been prepared for the worst. But as of press time, none of the catalogers reached by Catalog Age this week had sustained damages …

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October 22, 2003




Financial Report: Sales Up, Net Income Down at CDW

Sales for Vernon Hills, IL-based computer marketer CDW Corp. (Nasdaq: CDWC) increased 6%, to $1.223 billion for the quarter ended Sept. 30, compared to $1.150 billion the company did for the same period last year. Included in the third quarter results were $42.9 million of …

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October 3, 2003




Movers and Shakers

Edgewater, NJ-based multititle cataloger Hanover Direct has appointed Martin L. Edelman, of counsel to the law firm Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, and Wayne P. Garten, a financial consultant specializing in the direct marketing industry, to join its board of directors …

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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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