January 13, 2004




Office Depot Completes Catalog Office Consolidation

Delray Beach, FL-based Office Depot completed its 18-month consolidation of its Viking Office Products and Office Depot offices earlier this month. Both brands are now being run by the same sales and marketing organization in Delray Beach, says chairman/CEO …

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January 13, 2004




Live from NRF: What the CEOs Are Saying

New York—During the National Retail Federation Convention here on Jan. 12, CATALOG AGE caught up with several of retail’s top executives to see how their businesses are doing and what’s on their minds.
Alan Lacy, chairman/president/CEO of …

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January 12, 2004




Live from NRF: Online Retailing Nears $100 Billion Mark

New York–Shop.org, the online marketing unit of the National Retail Federation (NFR), says that online sales will come in at $96 billion-$100 billion for 2003 and $125 billion this year, according to a survey, “The State of Online Retailing,” it conducted with …

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January 12, 2004




Live from NRF: Marketers Not in Sync with Customers’ Needs

New York–A recent survey by consulting firm Kurt Salmon showed that 70% of consumers felt they are not retailers’ top priority. At the same time, 47% of consumers will pay for products that are new, unique, and relevant to them.
Those statistics …

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January 11, 2004




NEBS Buys Stephen Fossler Co.

Groton, MA-based business forms and packaging supplies marketer New England Business Service (NEBS) on Jan. 7 acquired certain assets of Stephen Fossler Co., a manufacturer of embossed anniversary seals and a marketer of store signage and commemorative specialty products. The $27 million …

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January 11, 2004




Schein Expands Further into Europe

It’s a new year, but Melville, NY-based medical, dental and veterinary conglomerate Henry Schein is staying true to its old dealmaking ways. Last week it acquired Langen, Germany-based Euro Dental Holding GmbH. The group includes Krugg S.p.A., an …

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January 9, 2004




Holiday Sales Good News for Most

So Christmas has come and gone. How does your company stack up compared with the consumer catalogers tracked by CATALOG AGE?
Dallas-based Neiman Marcus Direct, which mails the Horchow, Neiman Marcus, and Chef’s Catalog titles, reported a 27% jump in …

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January 8, 2004




Lillian Lets It Fly in New York

New York–Catalog pioneer Lillian Vernon spoke about life, love, work, and Martha Stewart to a packed luncheon crowd at the Direct Marketing Club of New York on Jan. 8.
Vernon, the founding chairman of the eponymous Rye, NY-based company she sold …

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January 8, 2004




NEBS Acquires Fossler Co.

(Direct Newsline) New England Business Service (NEBS). has acquired certain assets of Stephen Fossler Co. and its affiliates for $27 million. Fossler manufactures and markets a broad line of embossed anniversary seals, and distributes store signage and commemorative specialty products through …

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January 7, 2004




I.Merchants, E-Shoppers Happy with Holiday Performance

The holiday season left both online marketers and online consumers happy, according to a study from Shop.org and BizRate. Fifty-nine percent of the 86 i.merchants surveyed reported online holiday sales increases of at least 25% over the previous year. What’…

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