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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In Shipping/Delivery

July 23, 2004




Financial Reports: PC Connection, Sears, Office Depot

Sales, Earnings Increase at PC Connection Merrimack, NH-based computer products cataloger PC Connection (Nasdaq:PCCC) posted a 4% net sales increase to $335.3 million for the three months ended June 30, compared with $321.6 million for the period last year. Net income for the …

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In News

July 13, 2004




Rue de France “Winding Down”

Direct Holdings Worldwide, which owns Rye, NY-based cataloger Lillian Vernon Corp., will wind down the catalog and store operations of its Rue de France brand by the end of the year.
The fall catalog, which mailed at the end of …

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

July 2, 2004




Hanover to Consolidate DCs

Edgewater, NJ-based Hanover Direct plans to consolidate its Company Store distribution center into La Crosse, WI, over the next year into its Roanoke, VA, facility. Hanover owns the 630,000-sq.-ft. Roanoke facility but leases the La Crosse building. The Roanake …

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In News

July 1, 2004




180 Packing Days ’til Christmas

Dear Mr. Claus,
We know you see us when we’re schlepping, but we wanted to remind you that we are very worried about the 2004 Christmas rush. Every year, we pack more and more boxes, and every year when we tell …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Pack

July 1, 2004




Handling Shipping

Shipping and handling charges — how to set them, how to present them to customers and prospects — were a hot topic at a session on operations benchmarks I moderated this spring at the National Conference on Operations and Fulfillment. We could …

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In News

July 1, 2004




Absolut Efficiency

DESPITE BEING TUCKED AWAY in the tiny Swedish coastal town of Åhus (pop. 10,000), V&S Absolut Spirits exports like a global giant. The spirits manufacturer has recently introduced its seventh vodka flavor, Raspberri, celebrated the production of its billionth bottle …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Ship

July 1, 2004




Coming Strong Out of the Gate

Most of the publicly traded business-to-business and computer marketers tracked by investment bank Tully & Holland for Catalog Age posted robust revenue and earnings increases during the first three months of the year. Of the 11 catalogers tracked, only Black Box Corp. …

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In News

July 1, 2004




Deluxe Returns to Catalogs with NEBS Acquisition

Deluxe Corp. exited the catalog industry when it sold its Current and Paper Direct titles to Taylor Corp. in 1998. Deluxe was going to focus on offering financial services, such as electronic payments.
But the Shoreview, MN-based checks marketer has changed …

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