March 1, 2002




E-mail Marketing: No Response? E-mail ‘Em Again

When it comes to e-mail marketing, follow the adage “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Catalogers and consultants agree that because e-mail is such a cost-effective means of marketing, you might as well continue to send e-mail …

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March 1, 2002




RADIO ACTIVITY

Radio frequency has begun to revolutionize warehouse operations, and its application to truck fuel management is no exception. When fuel management systems first came on the scene more than a decade ago, they were touted as the solution to employee …

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March 1, 2002




Small Catalogs Forum

What is the most important consideration when expanding your product line?
ANNE MARCUS, president of Hot Springs, AR-based toy catalog AnneMail: “You should make sure that everything is in place for the new product categories, such as your warehouse and …

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March 1, 2002




L.L. Bean Lays Off 175

L.L. Bean on Jan. 23 said it had laid off 175 employees — or 4% of its 4,200-person workforce — in its biggest job reduction in seven years. Most of those affected were salaried marketing and merchandising employees in Bean’s Freeport, ME, headquarters. Hourly …

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February 28, 2002




CEO McClanan leaving RedEnvelope

Martin McClanan, who has been CEO of gifts cataloger/online retailer RedEnvelope for the past two years, will leave the San Francisco-based company on April 8. He will be replaced that day by Alison May, who is chief operating officer/acting …

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February 28, 2002




Financial reports: Concepts Direct, Intimate Brands, Neiman Marcus

Concepts Direct Annual Net Loss Grows 15%
Multititle marketer Concepts Direct (Nasdaq: CDIR) enjoyed a 13% rise in fourth-quarter sales but a 90% plunge in net income. For the three months ended Dec. 31, the parent company of the Linda Anderson, Linda Anderson’s …

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February 27, 2002




Movers and shakers

Dodgeville, WI-based apparel cataloger Lands’ End has hired Frank Giannantonio for the new position as senior vice president/chief information officer. He was previously vice president, direct marketing systems for The Limited.
Pete Freix has joined computer cataloger PC Mall …

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February 26, 2002




Financial reports: Federated, Gaiam

Federated’s Financials Marked by Restructuring Costs
Restructuring charges, one-time costs, and much uncertainty wove its way through the quarterly and annual financial statements filed by cataloger/retailer Federated Department Stores (NYSE: FD). Federated owns several department store chains, including …

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February 26, 2002




Second shareholder suit against Federated filed

A second lawsuit has been filed by shareholders of Federated Department Stores against the cataloger/retailer. On Feb. 26, the Alaska Ironworkers Pension Trust filed suit in Hennepin County District Court of Minnesota, alleging that Federated has hurt the value of …

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February 25, 2002




Omaha Steaks delivers for new gourmet meal service

A year after it was launched by Omaha Steaks, online prepared-foods purveyor A La Zing is working has hooked up with frozen-foods manufacturer Cuisine Solutions to create FiveLeaf.com. Launched in Feburary, the Website sells frozen meals created by such …

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