April 5, 2004




Penney Sells Eckerd Drug Unit

Plano, TX-based cataloger/retailer J.C. Penney Co. on April 5 agreed to sell its Eckerd drugstore operations to two drugstore chains.
Penney signed definitive agreements with the Longueuil, Quebec-based Jean Coutu Group for the Eckerd stores and support facilities in 13 …

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April 5, 2004




Survey: Keyword Search Is Key

Keyword search is the Website feature rated most valuable among online marketers, according to Chicago-based E-tailing Group’s Third Annual Merchant Survey. Of the more than 300 executives surveyed, 91% said that keyword search was a somewhat to very valuable site feature.

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April 5, 2004




Taylor Wins Bankrupt Executive Greetings

After a day of intense bidding, multititle catalog holding company Taylor Corp. last week won a Connecticut bankruptcy court bidding war for the assets of New Hartford, CT-based Executive Greetings, whose business-to-business stationery catalogs include Baldwin Cooke, The Brookhollow Collection, …

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April 1, 2004




The NEED for SPEED

NEED SOME EXTRA MONEY THIS YEAR?
Take a look in your warehouse. See those pallets in the racks? What about all the cases on those shelves? What you are really looking at is this: cash. And since that cash is …

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April 1, 2004




What’s New

Lighten Up Natural light isn’t just pretty — it’s profitable. There’s proof positive that “daylighting” works wonders in logistics operations. Businesses whose productivity has soared 40%-55% after installing natural lighting in their facilities include Federated Logistics & Operations, Verifone, Lockheed Martin, and …

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April 1, 2004




Acquiring a WMS

Every distribution center requires the functions provided by a warehouse management system (WMS) to facilitate inventory movement, from receiving and putaway to picking and packing — and of course the management of returns. A WMS also serves as an important link …

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April 1, 2004




Running on Empty

Although the slight improvement in the U.S. economy should translate into an upturn in the market for warehouse/distribution space, warehousing and DC specialist ProLogis delivers a simple pronouncement on the U.S. warehousing market: “We don’t foresee a …

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April 1, 2004




at deadline

NAUTICA, SMITH & WESSON PULL PLUG ON CATALOGS
Two manufacturers that launched catalog divisions last fall recently closed their catalogs. Apparel manufacturer Nautica mailed its last Nautica Home catalog in January. According to sources, its parent company, manufacturer VF Corp., decided …

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April 1, 2004




Bill Could Burn Cigar Catalogers

Fifteen words tucked away on page 18 of a 46-page Senate bill jeopardize the future of mail order cigar firms. The phrase: “tobacco products are non-mailable and shall not be deposited in or carried through the mails.”
The nonmailability issue in …

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April 1, 2004




Dealing with Problem Children

On the operations side of the business, catalogers all too often must contend with chronically tardy employees, workers too wracked with personal problems to concentrate, and simply inefficient employees.
Part of the reason is that “these are typically low-paying jobs, …

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