August 1, 2001




FYI: DID YOU KNOW?

Business-to-business direct marketing totals $800 billion in sales and is growing 10% each year.
Between 1990 and 2000, IT spending surged from 12% to 60% of companies’ capital budgets, but gross profit rose only 6%.
Fewer than half of business customers say they are very satisfied with …

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August 1, 2001




MIX MASTER

In addition to its 970,000-sq.-ft. distribution center, the Cornerstone facility includes a 350-seat call center and a 65,000-sq.-ft. retail store
By identifying vendor compliance as a corporate priority, Cornerstone achieved a 70% compliance rate in less than a year

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August 1, 2001




Bean CEO’s Agenda: Stores, Japan, the Web

Because Chris McCormick is the first CEO of L.L. Bean who isn’t a member of the Bean family, you might expect him to make some dramatic changes to the 90-year-old apparel and outdoor gear marketer. And in an exclusive …

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August 1, 2001




F&G: What Went Wrong?

Payments on a $70 million loan contributed to F&G’s downfall
On July 2, Foster & Gallagher (F&G) made it official: The multititle mailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Now all …

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August 1, 2001




Short Takes: Remains of the Day

Marketing and order management services provider OrderTrust announced early in June that it had ceased business operations. The Lowell, MA-based company, founded in 1995, provided order management services through its processing network, acting as a de facto application services provider (ASP) …

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August 1, 2001




Sales of Energy-Conservation Products Surge

Nobody’s happy about the recent power crunch and the looming energy crisis — except perhaps companies that sell energy-conservation products.
Sales have already surged this year for some catalogers that sell such items, and the dim outlook for the power supplies …

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August 1, 2001




The Electronic Catalog: The Payoff of Paid Search Listings

By now you know that it’s not enough just to be on the Web. Once online, you also need to direct users to your Website. Some marketers are finding that paying for listings on search engines makes it more likely …

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August 1, 2001




Fond Farewells

‘You can’t solve the problem by using the prayer routine until everything goes bad’
Have a plan in place for how the workload will be divided among remaining employees
Juliet found her parting from Romeo sad but sweet because she …

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August 1, 2001




Financial Reports: Blair, Guitar Center, Harvard Bioscience

Stamford, CT—Although general merchandise cataloger Blair Corp.’ saw second-quarter net sales increase 4%, to $164.1 million from $157.1 million, net income dropped 34%, to $5.5 million from $8.3 million. Net income included a one-time $4.0 million benefit from pretax interest income as a result of a …

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August 1, 2001




Royal Mail Wooing U.S. Catalogers

British postal service Royal Mail has aggressively sought U.S. catalog business for years — with limited success. But since expanding its services during the past few years to include mail processing and freight consolidation, Royal Mail has signed on more …

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