May 6, 2002




Fingerhut deal falls apart

(Direct Newsline)–Federated Department Stores and Business Development Group Acquisition (BDGA) have terminated negotiations for the sale of Federated subsidiary Fingerhut Cos. to BDGA. The parties cited a combination of factors that contributed to ending intense and lengthy negotiations including …

More...

In News

May 2, 2002




Financial reports: RedEnvelope, Kennametal, and more

RedEnvelope revenue up 71% for the year
Privately held gifts cataloger RedEnvelope says it reaped $56 million in sales for its fiscal year ended March 31—a 71% increase from the previous year. The San Francisco-based company expects to end the current fiscal year …

More...

In News

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 …

More...

In News

May 1, 2002




Technically Speaking

If you wish to stay competitive, loosen your purse strings for technology investments, advise analysts at Cambridge, MA-based Forrester Research Inc. At a seminar called “Making Retail Technology Pay Off,” held March 18-19 in New York City, Forrester researchers and …

More...

In CRM

May 1, 2002




Fab Five

The results are in, and the winners are clear. According to a Warehousing Education and Research Council survey conducted in July 2001, there are only five technologies in use by 50% or more of the total of 258 respondents. The companies surveyed, all …

More...

In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Ship

May 1, 2002




Stark Bros. Catalog’s Happy Return

It survived the Civil War. It emerged from the Great Depression. And not even last summer’s bankruptcy of parent Foster & Gallagher (F&G) could kill the 186-year-old Stark Bros. Catalog.
In October 2001, Louisiana, MO-based fruit trees and berry plants mailer …

More...

In Uncategorized

May 1, 2002




NEW DOG OLD TRiCK

You can applaud the skill of a prestidigitator even if you suspect that his act is all done with mirrors. But in a tough economy, when time and money are still the only game in town, the new efficiencies that …

More...

In Inventory, Shipping/Delivery

May 1, 2002




People News

Cataloger/retailer The Talbots has promoted Rosemary Murphy to vice president/general merchandise manager, apparel. Murphy, who joined the Hingham, MA-based clothing marketer in 1990, will now oversee its core women’s apparel business.
Weehawken, NJ-based list brokerage and management firm ClientLogic …

More...

In CRM, Lists & Data - Buisness

May 1, 2002




IDENTITY CRISIS

FUEL PRICES AREN’T THE ONLY SHIPPING COSTS going up these days. Even if operations executives devote themselves wholeheartedly to penny pinching, the one major expense they can’t control is postage. The U.S. Postal Service’s rate hikes may amount to …

More...

In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Shipping/Delivery

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.

More...

In Lists & Data - Business-14-05-2013

  1. 1
  2. ...
  3. 1441
  4. 1442
  5. 1443
  6. 1444
  7. 1445
  8. 1446
  9. 1447
  10. ...
  11. 1650