June 1, 2005




The Art of Relocating

Selecting a suitable location and property for your distribution center or headquarters isn’t simply a matter of driving around a few neighborhoods and pointing out the buildings you like. Numerous factors must fall into place to make the process as …

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In Channel Integration, Cross Channel

June 1, 2005




Private equity deals pace M&A activity

If it weren’t for private equity firms flooding the market, the list of first-quarter mergers and acquisitions would be a short one.
In the year’s first three months, 12 deals were transacted, compared with 21 last year. And of the dozen, half …

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June 1, 2005




RFID: Are We There Yet?

As a kid, you asked “Are we there yet?” over and over during long trips in the family car. The parental answer was usually a vague platitude designed to distract you from your single most urgent mission: to get the …

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In Operations & Fulfillment, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

May 15, 2005




All in One

Electronics Line USA is a manufacturer/marketer of high-tech security surveillance equipment and related apparatus, with offices and distribution operations in Boulder, CO. Many of the items in the firm’s original product line came into existence out of military necessity.

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May 15, 2005




Neiman Marcus: $5.1 billion baby

Dallas-based cataloger/retailer The Neiman Marcus Group on May 2 agreed to be acquired by Texas Pacific Group and Warburg Pincus for $100 a share in cash, or $5.1 billion. Texas Pacific and Warburg Pincus will own equal stakes in the company upon …

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May 15, 2005




The New Realities of Multichannel

By now you’ve seen the stats: A mean 35.5% of catalogers’ sales last year came via the Internet, according to our recent Benchmark Report on Operations (April issue); nearly 80% of consumers use stores, catalogs, and the Internet interchangeably (Adjoined Research Report …

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In Channel Integration

May 9, 2005




Four Rules for Keeping Your Data in Tiptop Shape

Everyone wants to know the secret of success in a highly competitive and often cluttered marketplace. According to Ray Melissa, founder/president of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA-based list and data services firm Melissa Data Corp., much of it is simply …

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May 3, 2005




Neiman Marcus Agrees to Sale; Two Investment Firms to Pay $5.1 Billion

Dallas-based cataloger/retailer The Neiman Marcus Group (NYSE: NMG.A) on May 2 agreed to be acquired by Texas Pacific Group and c for $100 per share in cash, or $5.1 billion. Texas Pacific and Warburg Pincus will own an equal stake in …

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May 1, 2005




PUMP UP the VALUE

THE DAYS OF MULTICHANNEL marketing as an independent business discipline, dominated by just a few tech-savvy marketers, are over. Successful direct marketers now provide multiple response mechanisms — mail, phone, store, Internet — so that customers and prospects can make purchases via …

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In Channel Integration, Marketing

May 1, 2005




Nordstrom phasing out catalogs

It’s no surprise that $7.1 billion Seattle-based cataloger/retailer Nordstrom wants to grow its retail business. What may be a surprise to some is that Nordstrom, which posted $375.3 million in direct sales last year, is ostensibly getting out of the catalog …

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