December 1, 2003




Quality Vs. Quantity

Only 13 mergers and acquisitions were transacted during the third quarter, compared with 22 deals in the third quarter of last year. But a number of the deals that did go down were significant ones: Boise Cascade Corp. buying OfficeMax for $1.15 billion, …

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December 1, 2003




Operations and Management: Lighten Your Inbound Freight Costs

Tracking inbound freight costs “is not a very glamorous part of the industry,” admits Curt Barry of Richmond, VA-based operations consultancy F. Curtis Barry & Co. But it is an important part. Most catalogers spend 2%-4% of their gross sales on …

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December 1, 2003




The Ones to Watch

As economic uncertainty becomes part of the way we do business, it’s impossible to even speculate what the next few months will bring, let alone the next year or two. But it is possible to look inward — to streamline our …

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December 1, 2003




People News

Vernon Hills, IL-based business-to-business technology products/services cataloger/retailer CDW Corp. has appointed Cindy Klimstra director of investor relations. Klimstra was previously assistant vice president of investor relations at Cobalt Corp.
New York-based apparel cataloger/retailer J. Crew Group appointed …

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November 11, 2003




Home Depot Hits the Mail

Hardware category killer Home Depot is entering the consumer catalog fray. The Atlanta-based retailer is mailing a 68-page holiday catalog to 5 million customers. The catalog’s offerings include power tools, Cuisinart appliances, and toys and books for children. A number of …

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November 1, 2003




Operations and Management: Seven Tips for Better Picking and Packing

According to a catalog operations maxim, when it comes to picking and packing orders, the best-handled product is the least-handled product. Simply put, if you’re seeking to reduce costs in the warehouse, one objective should be to minimize merchandise handling …

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November 1, 2003




Cotton Picking

RATIONALES FOR OUTSOURCING fulfillment usually boil down to three. When a company wants to do business beyond its traditional operating radius, outsourcing logistics functions to a local 3PL often makes more sense than building, staffing, and equipping a new facility. …

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November 1, 2003




eye candy

PUT any woman into a Sephora shop and it’s like watching a kid in a candy store. If that woman happens to be a cosmetics junkie, watch out! The response may be overwhelming.
What is Sephora? It’s a leading beauty …

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November 1, 2003




Wildfires Too Close for Comfort for RoadRunner Sports

Sixty-foot flames were just minutes away from engulfing the headquarters and warehouse of San Diego-based RoadRunner Sports. But the athletic shoes cataloger was given a reprieve.
It was 2:30 in the afternoon on Sunday, Oct. 26, and CEO/ “chief runner” Michael Gotfredson …

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November 1, 2003




Savings Banked

Ten years of miracle-managing your DC, and they still expect you to find ways to cut costs! It’s October, the first holiday book has dropped, and you are totally ready. Over the last three miserable years of disappointing profits, you …

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