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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November 1, 2003




Higher Standard

The Robert Bosch Group’s outsourcing relationship with third-party logistics provider Standard Integrated Logistics Corporation of Columbia, SC, has netted Bosch significant cost savings, says Standard general manager Randall Waldrup. For instance, Standard’s North Charleston, SC, Appian Way location has been …

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November 1, 2003




Testing, Testing 1,2,3

Did you know that testing elements of your catalog — creative, offers, promotions, segments, timing, covers — is the most cost-effective way to improve sales and profits? Testing isn’t a luxury; it is an integral part of a direct marketing business. Information …

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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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