February 1, 2002




Broad USPS transformation plan outline draws negative reviews

Mailer group reactions to a draft of a U.S. Postal Service comprehensive transformation plan range from “deep concerns” to “needs work.” The plan, which was ordered last year by Senate Committee on Government Affairs, will be presented to Congress …

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February 1, 2002




Hail the Conquering Euro

Farewell, franc; goodbye, guilder. The euro is now the official currency of 12 members of the European Community (EC): Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain. The U.K., Sweden, and Denmark, while part …

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February 1, 2002




The Secret Shopper: Holiday Stockings Emptying Out

A few shopping days before Christmas, CATALOG AGE’s Secret Shopper called 20 catalogs to order 60 items. Thirty-five of the desired items, or 58%, were in stock. That wasn’t much of a change from holiday 2000, when 56% of The Secret Shopper’s requested products were …

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February 1, 2002




Found Finds Increased Sales at The Finish Line

Found Inc., a software and services provider that helps retailers drive sales and build customer loyalty by unifying inventory and sales channels, recently announced that it has helped athletic footwear and apparel retailer The Finish Line Inc. increase sales in …

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February 1, 2002




Stars and Stripes Bring Cheer

This holiday season, plenty of catalogers were shouting, Three cheers for the red, white, and blue. Patriotic-themed merchandise sold spectacularly, regardless of the product category.
For instance, socks and stockings cataloger Foot Traffic had to restock its supply of American …

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February 1, 2002




Spinning a Global Web

Let’s say you’re searching the Website of Getty Images, a distributor of photographs, illustrations, and graphic software. You want to download a photo for the cover of your annual report. Since you sell track-and-field equipment, you type “jumper” into the …

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February 1, 2002




Knight’s Ltd. Goes Direct

Multititle mailer Knight’s Direct has quietly been making some big changes during the past year. In late December, the tightly held holding company changed its name from Knight’s Ltd. Earlier last year it folded its flagship title, women’s apparel book …

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February 1, 2002




Listings

NEW LISTINGS
QUADRATEC ESSENTIALS
The 391,110-name masterfile of the Quadratec Essentials catalog is now available. Quadratec sells parts and accessories, including hardware, sound systems, and styling products, for Jeep, Ford, and Dodge pickup and compact sport utility vehicles. Customers, 95% of …

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February 1, 2002




The Value of Terror

We know that some people try to make money out of everything. Given half a chance, they would sell their own families down the river if they thought they could get even a few cents out of the deal. It’s …

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February 1, 2002




Spiegel, Brylane, Lillian Vernon Cut Jobs

When business was booming in the late 1990s, consumer catalogers had a tough time finding seasonal help to take and fulfill the crush of holiday orders. But during the holiday season just ended, a falloff in sales prompted Downers Grove, …

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