November 6, 2001




Harvard Bioscience Acquires Scie-Plas

Holliston, MA–Harvard Bioscience has acquired Scie-Plas, a U.K. company that designs, manufactures, and markets equipment for gel electrophoresis, a technique for sample preparation in molecular biology. Scie-Plas is no stranger to Harvard Bioscience; the latter distributes Scie-Plas’s product line …

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November 6, 2001




Henry Schein Acquires Zila’s Dental Distribution Operations

Melville, NY– In an effort to gain a foothold in Kentucky, California, and Texas, medical, dental, and veterinary supplies giant Henry Schein has acquired the dental distribution operations of Phoenix, AZ-based Zila. Terms of the all-cash acquisition were not disclosed. …

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November 6, 2001




Eziba Still Offering Afghan Goods

Stamford, CT–Sourcing overseas during wartime is always tricky, but it’s extremely challenging when you get product from a nation that your country is at war with. Not only are the logistics in question, but there’s also the issue …

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November 6, 2001




Home Depot Launches Online Gift Center

Atlanta–Home improvement products retailer The Home Depot has launched the Online Holiday Gift Center, an online store that can be accessed by the company’s core Website, www.homedepot.com. The Gift Center offers 200 of the company’s best-selling products. …

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November 1, 2001




Just for You

The “boutique” sector of the direct-to-customer marketplace is populated by thousands of modest catalogs, single-product companies that do direct marketing through magazine advertisements, food-product businesses, and replacement-parts operations. Please don’t call them small — taken in the aggregate, these firms are …

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November 1, 2001




Consumer Shopping Survey: Part III

In this, the final installment of our three-part series on Catalog Age’s Consumer Shopping Survey, we look at the reasons that shoppers buy from catalogs and the Web. And we also look at the reasons nonshoppers shun those channels. (In …

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November 1, 2001




Attack Aftermath: Catalogers Lend a Hand

The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks resulted in massive destruction, but the tragic events also produced a massive, perhaps even unprecedented, outpouring of help. Within days, catalogers large and small had started donating goods and funds to the relief efforts.
Marketers as …

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November 1, 2001




GETTING CREATIVE: Advice from the pros

THE CONSULTANTS
Rick Binger is owner/principal and Camberly Moller is account manager of San Francisco-based catalog design and marketing firm Binger Catalog Marketing.
Mark H. Courtney is the president of marketing and communication design firm Courtney & Co., based in …

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November 1, 2001




Answer Me This

A recent New Yorker cartoon showed a woman saying to her husband, Let’s do our civic duty and see a Broadway show. Immediately following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, it seems that patriotism, as much as if not more than desire, …

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November 1, 2001




Short Takes: Bargain Aisle

Low-cost, low-tech, and conservative are still the watchwords in most distribution centers when it comes to investing in material handling equipment. In a recent survey of material handling executives, 48% of the respondents say they have a budget of less than $100,000 …

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