August 15, 2004




Looking Up: The Catalog Age 100

If you believe that what’s good for big business is good for America, then this year’s Catalog Age 100 should give you reason to cheer. Seventy of the 100 largest players in the industry, as calculated exclusively by Catalog Age, benefited from …

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In News

August 15, 2004




Channeling Inventory Management Tactics

If you have a retail division in addition to your catalog/Web business, one of the myriad back-end decisions you have to make is whether to manage your store inventory separately from the merchandise for your direct division. The number …

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August 12, 2004




Financial Report: Tiger Direct Web Sales Fuel Systemax

Port Washington, NY-based PC and warehouse supplies manufacturer/marketer Systemax (NYSE: SYX) shook off nearly $1 million in restructuring charges and still posted a profit.
Second-quarter net sales increased 11%, to $431.0 million for the three months ended June 30, compared with $388.8 million last …

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August 1, 2004




Avoiding Packing Bottlenecks

Packing is generally the last stage in the fulfillment process before the order is shipped out the door. So it’s also the last place you want to have a bottleneck of cartons or totes that need to be packed and …

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August 1, 2004




Speechless in Stamford

Having been rendered nearly speechless last week due to strep throat, I once again had cause to praise e-commerce. Even though I could talk only in tones audible exclusively to dogs, I managed to book a hotel room in Budapest, …

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In Uncategorized

August 1, 2004




Higher and Hire

Job growth in the U.S. this year has been inconsistent. Within the catalog industry, however, more and more companies are lifting hiring freezes and even creating jobs.
As of early July, Eda Zullo, an executive recruiter with Southport, CT-based …

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August 1, 2004




Sportman’s Guide Makes Its First Acquisition

The Sportsman’s Guide president/CEO Greg Binkley said in early 2003 that the company would be hunting for acquisitions. A year later, the South St. Paul, MN-based cataloger of outdoor gear has captured its first prize. On June 29 the company bought …

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August 1, 2004




RQW: Getting Down with the Data

Few catalog companies can use their order management system as an effective database marketing platform. The way data are managed in entering and processing transactions is designed to streamline the entry and fulfillment of your customers’ orders, not the analysis …

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

August 1, 2004




Adieu to Rue de France Catalog

It’s the end of the road for Rue de France. Direct Holdings Worldwide, the parent company of multititle mailer Lillian Vernon Corp. and the Time Life books and video business, is shutting the home decor cataloger/retailer. The final catalog …

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In International

August 1, 2004




opinion & response

Getting All Political on Us
While I generally appreciate and certainly learn much from my subscription to Catalog Age, I wanted to bring to your attention my surprise at the inclusion of this paragraph in a recent e-newsletter blurb about …

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