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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September 8, 2003




CDW to Buy Micro Warehouse’s North American Business

The big get bigger: Computer reseller CDW Corp. is buying the North American assets of rival Micro Warehouse for $22 million. According to CDW, the U.S. and Canadian operations of privately held Micro Warehouse bring in roughly $940 million in annual …

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September 1, 2003




Listings

NEW LISTS
BIG YANK
This list consists of 12,919 12-month buyers of the Big Yank catalog and Website, which sell casual attire, outdoor gear, and accessories. Buyers, of whom 70% are women, are outdoor enthusiasts. They have an average age of 18, an …

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September 1, 2003




Rave Reviews for VendorNet

VENDORNET IS A WEB-BASED communications network that manages and tracks the order and delivery cycle between the retailer and the supplier. The company seems to have solved the mutually exclusive objectives of providing an electronic, multi-party interface that is inexpensive, …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Order Mgmt

September 1, 2003




Cabin Fever

THE WOOLLY SHEEP is no mammoth retailer, but from its little corner of Weed, CA, an historic lumber town (pop. 3,100) on the western slopes of Mt. Shasta, it has managed to do what some much larger businesses have not — thrive …

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September 1, 2003




Monastery Greetings Gears Up for Holiday

Will Keller, the owner of Monastery Greetings, credits modest price points and a renewed interest in spirituality for much of his gifts catalog’s surge in sales last year. So given that 2002 holiday orders more than doubled from 2001′s, he’s bracing …

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September 1, 2003




Four Wheel Drive Hardware Buys Performance Products

Four Wheel Drive Hardware, which mails three catalogs selling after-market Jeep parts and accessories, has several new models in its catalog garage. The Columbiana, OH-based company on July 7 bought Lash International, which owns cataloger Performance Products. In addition to market-leading …

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September 1, 2003




Systems Integration

Three times a year, while conducting our benchmark surveys, we ask our readers how many sales channels they operate — and each time, their lists grow longer. No channel, it seems, is off-limits. This time, our respondents cite at least eight …

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September 1, 2003




Web-Based RFID: Hype and Glitz?

TRUE OR FALSE: Like the Mesozoic, the Paleolithic, and the Industrial Era, the Age of the Bar Code has come and gone. The answer: Partially true. You may have heard rumors that radio frequency identification technology is replacing bar codes. …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Shipping/Delivery

September 1, 2003




People News

Warren, PA-based apparel and home products cataloger Blair Corp. appointed Cynthia Fields to its board of directors. Fields, currently president of catalog/retail consultancy CFC, was previously CEO of Victoria’s Secret Catalog.
Melville, NY-based medical, dental, and veterinary supplies cataloger …

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