June 1, 2003




Catalog Merchandise: Of Wabi Sabi and Granny’s Fabrics

After meandering through the spring 2003 merchandise trade shows, I’ve decided not to bother dwelling on the dismal state of the economy and the effects of this downturn on show attendance and on trends in general. Instead, I’m going to stay …

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June 1, 2002




Strong Medicine

Last September’s attacks on New York City and Washington, DC, produced a strong and continuing consensus about the need for a heightened state of security in every conceivable sector.
Naturally, no link in the global supply chain wants to be …

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June 1, 2002




Listings

NEW LISTS
PUTTIN’ ON THE DOG
More than 13,000 dog lovers have made a purchase from the Puttin’ on the Dog catalog during the past 12 months. These buyers, most of whom are women 35-55 years old, spent an average of $75 an …

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June 1, 2002




B-to-B: The Markets to Watch

Market #1: Personal and business security equipment
Clearly the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have spurred increased governmental spending on security. In fact, President Bush plans to spend about $37 billion on the “war on terrorism,” which will include tightening national security.
As for …

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May 28, 2002




Waiting period cleared for Sears/Lands’ End deal

Sears, Roebuck & Co.
has received an early termination waiting notice under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act for its acquisition of Lands’ End. The notice indicates that Sears has satisfied certain conditions necessary to consummate its tender offer for Lands’ End. Sears agreed …

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May 20, 2003




Library Supplier Demco Buys Rival Gaylord

Longtime rivals in the library-supplies market, Demco and Gaylord Direct are now part of the same company. On May 19, Madison, WI-based Demco bought Gaylord for an undisclosed amount. Because the two companies have longstanding brand-name recognition, Demco plans to continue …

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May 15, 2002




Key senator opposes USPS transformation plan

(Direct Newsline) Ted Stevens, the Senate’s second-ranking Republican and a long-time supporter of the U.S. Postal Service, said he is opposed to any legislative attempts to increase the financially ailing agency’s authority to set its own prices.
The Alaska …

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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 …

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In Inventory, Shipping/Delivery

May 1, 2002




Operations Roundtable: The Back End Takes a Front Seat

In February, Catalog Age met in Richmond, VA, with nine catalog operations executives. Some worked at large, multititle mailers, others at small companies barely out of the start-up stage. But they all had plenty to say about staffing, cutting costs, …

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In Channel Integration, Shipping/Delivery

May 1, 2002




Wine With Everything

When you’re stuck with a lemon, you make lemonade, but what do you do with sour grapes? Make wine, of course. When a merger between two Web-based wine sellers collapsed, it fermented the birth of a third-party logistics provider that …

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