September 2, 2004




New Catalog Targets Owners of Diminutive Dogs

Judging by the number of pint-sized pure-breds teetering along city sidewalks and poking their heads out of designer pocketbooks, small dogs are big business. That’s why the founders of Pet Warehouse have launched Thousand Oaks, CA-based G.W. Little, …

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September 2, 2004




Airgas Acquires Assets of Welding Supply House

Industrial gases and welding safety supplies cataloger Airgas on Sept. 1 acquired the assets and operations of Welding Supply House, specifically Welding Supply’s warehouse and plant in Lafayette, LA. The Welding Supply assets generated nearly $3 million in sales last year …

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In International

September 1, 2004




Upwardly Mobile

World events have slammed us so hard in recent years that we no longer have the time or resources to indulge in Big Ideas. But in a buyers’ guide, with its often intimidating lists of categories and resources, a Big …

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September 1, 2004




Good Time for Bargain Hunting

When it comes to mergers and acquisitions, one company’s hardship is another’s gain. “When a company is operating under financial duress,” notes Jim Adams, managing director of Wellesley, MA-based investment bank Tulley & Holland, “if it has closed or temporarily stopped …

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September 1, 2004




Selecting Order Management Systems

There’s something about software that turns the sanity switch to “Off” in the minds of many otherwise sensible individuals. People who would never presume to ask, as a general inquiry, “What’s the best car on the road?” don’t hesitate to …

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In Ship, Shipping/Delivery

September 1, 2004




19 ANNUAL Catalog Awards

GOING FOR THE GOLD
There’s always excitement in the air during an Olympic year, but at Catalog Age we have an Olympics of sorts every year: the Annual Catalog Awards. And just as the athletes in Athens have been training …

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September 1, 2004




Salary Survey

CATALOG Marketing Manager business-to-businessEquivalent to a product manager in a consumer packaged goods environment, the marketing manager for a catalog is responsible for day-to-day marketing, creative, and operations of one catalog. Or often, two or three.
Duties: Carries profit and …

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September 1, 2004




Hanover Direct Going for Growth

The numbers continue to look bad for Edgewater, NJ-based multititle cataloger Hanover Direct, but the outlook appears more promising than it’s been in a long time, due to some recent developments.
In May the company hired its one-time chief financial …

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August 20, 2004




Spiegel Fields Eddie Bauer Bids; Decision Near?

Although Spiegel has no specific timetable, the bankrupt holding company appears to be closing in on accepting a bid for its last remaining division, apparel cataloger/retailer Eddie Bauer. The company has received bids in bankruptcy court from several private …

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August 15, 2004




Handling Shipping and Handling with Care

Do you have a returns closet? I don’t mean somewhere in your catalog’s distribution center; I mean at home. If you don’t, you’re probably not ordering much from catalogs or the Internet, or maybe you’re ordering only merchandise you already …

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