November 1, 2003




Boxed In

Catalog Age’s inhouse stand-up comic, Mark Del Franco, does a riff about biz speak. Take the expression “out of the box”: “If everyone else is thinking outside of the box, then I want to stay inside the box — there’ll be …

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In News

November 1, 2003




The Metropolitan Museum Mails Kids’ Book

Believing that you’re never too young to appreciate art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in late September mailed 500,000 copies of a MetKids catalog. The 32-page spin-off mailed to house file and museum members; about 25% of the mailing went to prospects. …

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November 1, 2003




A Defining Moment

This year’s annual conference of the Council of Logistics Management, held in Chicago, witnessed a milestone in the history of logistics and supply chain management when the organization issued its official definition of both fields and their relationship to each …

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November 1, 2003




Sex and the City

FREEBIES LIKE RUBIK’S CUBES, T-shirts, mugs, and Godiva chocolates adorned the tables. At least ten different desserts beckoned. People ate as they milled around because there was no room to sit down. Had O+F gatecrashed a party?
Well, you …

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November 1, 2003




Thanks, Uncle Sam

Call him Sam. He’s a dream customer. He buys everything imaginable: safety gloves, flood lights, computers, pool supplies… even air-activated hand and foot warmers.
But Sam isn’t your average credit-card-happy customer. He’s Uncle Sam. That’s right, the federal government. For …

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In Email, News

November 1, 2003




Beyond Suits and Ties

Suits and ties aren’t the only menswear items in demand. Businessmen determined to dress for success are also investing in dressier socks, belts, and outerwear.
For instance, Jos. A. Bank’s catalogs now offer more men’s dress socks in place of …

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November 1, 2003




Fulfillment Front and Center

Companies that are currently spending, or planning to spend, significant parts of their IT budgets on supply chain management technology are especially interested in improving fulfillment capabilities, according to a recent AMR Research report, “The SCM Application Spending Report, 2002-2004.” …

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November 1, 2003




PC Mall Relaunches Former Egghead Site

Computer reseller PC Mall on Oct. 28 relaunched OnSale, an online marketplace and auction site. The Torrance, CA-based marketer is hoping to repeat the success of its first online auction business, Ubid, which was spun off to shareholders in 1999.
The original …

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November 1, 2003




Opinion and Response

EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH REPORT
Survey Says: Better Than Expected
All this talk about how catalogers had slashed circulation may be just that: talk. Among the respondents to the Direct Marketing Association’s Catalog Survey 2003, cosponsored by Catalog Age, 53% had increased circulation last …

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In Shipping/Delivery

November 1, 2003




People News

Charlottesville, VA-based consumer electronics cataloger Crutchfield Corp. appointed Rick Souder executive vice president, merchandising. Souder was previously vice president/general merchandise manager for retailer Circuit City Stores.
Fort Myers, FL-based women’s apparel cataloger/retailer Chico’s promoted Scott Edmonds from chief …

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