December 1, 2001




Saks Quietly Sells Bullock & Jones

Retail giant Saks has sold men’s cataloger/retailer Bullock & Jones. But the question remains, To whom?
When CATALOG AGE called Saks to confirm the deal, spokesperson Julia Bentley would say only that Bullock & Jones was sold to “a Maryland-based company …

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December 1, 2001




Sport Supply Changes the Rules of the Game

Since 1998, business-to-business cataloger Sport Supply Group (SSG) has spent more than $8.8 million upgrading its computer systems and Website. Now the Farmers Branch, TX-based cataloger, a subsidiary of electronics conglomerate Emerson Radio Corp., is looking to recoup its investments. So far …

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December 1, 2001




The Skinny on Atkins Direct’s Growing Business

Fad diets come and go, but the Atkins diet, a low-carbohydrate program founded in 1989 by Dr. Robert Atkins, is still going strong. And Atkins Direct, a catalog of food products and nutritional supplements for followers of the Diet, has seen …

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December 1, 2001




USPS in Crisis-Management Mode

For its fiscal year ended Sept. 30, the U.S. Postal Service lost $1.65 billion. And that was before anthrax was found in the mail stream. Now the USPS has to spend more money it doesn’t have on safety gear, while contending …

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December 1, 2001




Honey, I Shrunk the Dot

There is the real world, and there is the electronic world. Tech shop findtheDOT, Inc., based in Oakland, CA, offers a technology designed to connect the two. The company has developed a device called a power dot, about the size …

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December 1, 2001




USPS Offers Address Validation

Now that the U.S. Postal Service has licensed its Delivery Point Validation (DPV) program, vendors should have the software available for use early next year.
The DPV program enables catalogers and other mailers to validate the accuracy of address …

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December 1, 2001




GOLDEN RETRIEVER

If you’re still chasing CRM, ERP, SCM, VIM, TIM, and what have you, you’re barking up the wrong tree. None of these much-heralded applications have had discernible effects on the contact center, much less fulfilled their promises of revolutionizing it. …

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December 1, 2001




The Electronic Catalog: Catalogers Make Their E-Resolutions for 2002

It’s too soon to raise a glass and toast the new year, but it’s not too early to plan your new year’s resolutions. CATALOG AGE asked several marketers for their Web-related resolutions for 2002.
“Our resolution for 2002 is to make the …

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December 1, 2001




List Watch: Don’t Overlook List Overlays

As catalogers try to get more value out of their mailing lists, there’s been a growing interest in data overlays. More specifically, mailers are interested in overlaying demographic data, such as income, ethnicity, and profession, and psychographic data, such as …

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December 1, 2001




Rabbit, Run

“The promise of Web access to any information is in theory a great idea, but there have been many obstacles which have made it very difficult to get immediate and real-time access to information in the supply chain,” says Philip …

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