September 4, 2001




Monterey Bay Sells California Style

Carlsbad, CA—CATALOG AGE has learned that in women’s apparel mailer Monterey Bay Catalog Co. sold its California Style title in July to SBL, a Chinese importing company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Monterey Bay president Ann …

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September 4, 2001




Awards.com Buys Reliable HomeOffice

Lyndhurst, NJ–On Aug. 30, motivational and promotional products marketer Awards.com purchased office furnishings catalog Reliable HomeOffice. HomeOffice was owned by Schaumburg, IL-based Reliable Office Supplies, which itself is owned by conglomerate Boise Cacade Office Products. Terms of the deal were …

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September 1, 2001




Children’s Products, Silver Award: AG Mini’s, Holiday 2000

If good things come in small packages, the products in the AG Mini’s catalog must be downright great. This new title from the American Girl catalog parent Pleasant Co. sells contemporary and whimsical miniature dollhouse rooms and furnishings.
The merchandise …

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September 1, 2001




Reinvent the Wheel

Merchants have been using customer relationship management since they first set up shop in clean, well-lit caves thousands of years ago. They knew, for example, that Og had delighted in the chopping power of his new flint axe, so they …

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September 1, 2001




Informational Services, Silver Award: Health Edco, 2000

When selling items of a sensitive nature, such as a simulated smoker’s lung and condom training models, you need to present them carefully. The Health Edco catalog handily meets the challenge. With its informative copy and detailed product photographs, the …

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September 1, 2001




Industrial Supplies, Silver Award: Stoner: Clean, Lube, & Protect, Summer 2000

Talk about a “call to action” cover. Stoner’s Clean, Lube, & Protect cover depicts an army of industrial cleaning and lubricating spray cans staring down the reader. Customers “can’t miss the message,” said one judge. The arrangement shows the vast assortment …

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September 1, 2001




Gifts Under $75, Gold Award: Harry and David, Spring-Summer 2000

Certainly the adage “if you look good, we look good” could be applied to gift shopping with a Harry and David catalog: If you’re in the market for a floral or food gift, Harry and David surely has one that …

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September 1, 2001




The Tax Rebate Envelopes, Please

As catalogers gear up for what they hope is a spending spree generated by tax rebate checks (see story on page 6), one industry supplier began reaping the benefits of the refunds before the checks even mailed. Englewood, CO-based Mail-Well, a …

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September 1, 2001




Computer Equipment and Software, Gold Award: Black Box, Fall/Winter 2000/2001

Specializing in computer networking equipment and services, Black Box is “a must-have resource for its target market,” said one judge. The cover, a cityscape silhouetted against a glowing orange background, “lends a professional air that is conveyed throughout the rest …

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September 1, 2001




That Thong, Thong-Thong-Thong-Thong Turns 20

The “Thong Song” by pop singer Sisqo may have been the song of summer 2000, but according to Frederick’s of Hollywood, 2001 is the thong’s big year — it’s the 20th anniversary of Frederick’s introduction of the scanty panty to the U.S. …

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