June 3, 2002




Sportsman’s Guide relisted on Nasdaq

(Direct Newsline) The Sportsman’s Guide today had its common stock relisted on the Nasdaq National Market System, trading under the symbol SCDE.
The outdoor gear cataloger attributed the relisting to “a significant turnaround” in its business, CEO Gregory R. Binkley …

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June 1, 2002




All Grown Up

We all have to grow up someday, but most of us remember the carefree innocence of childhood, the oft conflicted soul-searching of adolescence, and the achievement of crossing into adulthood. For Marietta, GA-based CoLinear Systems Inc.’s Response Version 7.0 (Rv7), …

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June 1, 2002




Who’s Buying Now

Demographers will tell you that the population is aging, even as the number of children is slowly increasing, and that for the first time Hispanics are the second-largest racial/ethnic group in the U.S.
Yet for the most part, …

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September 12, 2001




Attack Aftermath: DMA Offers Aid to Mailers

New York—The Direct Marketing Association on Sept. 12 unveiled a disaster relief initiative for Manhattan-based member companies affected by the attack on the World Trade Center.
For starters, the DMA compiled a list of 78 member companies whose offices are located …

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September 11, 2001




USPS Proposes 8.7% Rate Hike; Seeks 7.3% Increase for Catalogs

Washington—With an emphasis on damage control, the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors (BOG) on Sept. 11 proposed an 8.7% rate hike that could be enacted as early as July or August 2002. In making the announcement following its monthly meeting, …

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September 4, 2001




Nonprofit Group Takes Anti-Internet Tax Quest to TV

Alexandria, VA–The Center for Individual Freedom (CIF), a three-year-old nonprofit organization that fights to protect rights under the U.S. Constitution, launched a TV ad campaign on Sept. 4 urging Congress to extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act, which is scheduled …

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September 1, 2001




Football Season

Whether you’re a star quarterback or a less glamorous order fulfillment manager, getting back to the basics is key to performance and performance measurement. Although broad, boundary-spanning assessments receive more attention from top management, it is the basic measurements that …

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September 1, 2001




Providers of the Lost Art, the Sequel

A roll-up company consolidates a number of 3PFs into one
Third-party fulfillment (3PF) theory works well on paper, but what about in real life? The rationale behind 3PFs involves two basic concepts: (1) direct merchants may find it unwise to spend …

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May 2, 2002




Live from the Government Affairs Conference: PMG Potter on fixing the USPS

(Direct Newsline) Washington–The ailing U.S. Postal Service has to be fixed–and fast. So says the man who runs it: Postmaster General Jack Potter.
“We need to change today,” said Potter, speaking on May 1 at the Direct Marketing Association’s 2002 Government …

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May 1, 2002




Rosier Outlook for the Gardening Market

It would seem that these are not the best of times for gardening catalogers. For starters, increasing competition from big-box retailers such as Wal-Mart, Lowe’s, and Home Depot has been putting the squeeze on small specialty mailers in recent years.

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