July 1, 2003




Opinion and Response

The winners of the 18th Annual Catalog Awards and the 4th Annual I.Merchant Awards were announced at the Annual Catalog Conference in San Francisco on June 3, 2003. An in-depth look at the I.Merchant Award winners will appear in our …

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July 1, 2003




Stop, Look, and Listen Up

ANY HOPE FOR SUCCESS in cultivating employees’ resilience (see People, O+F March 2003) depends on everyday managerial behaviors as much as or more than it does on formal training or the employees themselves.
Without a doubt, the most important tool …

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July 1, 2003




Schein Proceeds with Acquisitions Cautiously

Several years ago, medical, dental, and veterinary supplies cataloger Henry Schein was one of the more active acquirers in the industry. But while the Melville, NY-based marketer recently bought two companies in a three-week period, don’t expect it to maintain …

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July 1, 2003




Petals Working Through Chapter 11

Although cataloger/retailer Petals filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on May 21, president/CEO Richard Belenski insists that the company isn’t dying on the vine.
In its filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, …

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July 1, 2003




Taylor Corp. Acquires G. Neil

Nearly a year after parent company Centis filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, human-resources products cataloger G. Neil Cos. was sold to Taylor Corp. for $34.73 million in cash plus assumed liabilities, totaling more than $40 million overall. Taylor, a North Mankato, MN-based …

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July 1, 2003




Benchmark 2003: Databases

Retailers and other marketers generally view catalogers as being in the forefront of database marketing. In fact, when venture capital firms and other outsiders buy catalog companies, the catalogers’ databases and database acumen are often a large part of the …

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July 1, 2003




Catch of the Day

ONLINE GROCER FreshDirect launched its business using a seemingly simple strategy: fresh foods, made to order, at prices as low as 35% below retail. But there’s nothing simple about what happens in the company’s warehouse. Which, president Jason Ackerman is quick …

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July 1, 2003




People News

San Francisco-based gifts cataloger RedEnvelope appointed Michael Moritz chairman of the board. Moritz is a partner of Sequoia Capital and is a director of several companies. Former chairman of the board Hilary Billings remains a member of the board of …

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July 1, 2003




Paper Update: Mills Are Quiet for Now

Because paper mills generally announce price increases two months in advance, no news is good news when it comes to paper prices. But although the mills have been quiet since January, when they announced the hikes that went into effect …

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July 1, 2003




Avert Anxiety

Could it be that that awkward annual event, the performance evaluation or review, might become less awkward if supervisors did more reviewing? A new publication from the Warehousing Education and Research Council suggests that by practicing good performance management skills, …

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