April 4, 2002




Town establishes Fingerhut ‘disaster plan’

The St. Paul “Pioneer Press” reports that the city of St. Cloud, MN, where Fingerhut Cos. has employed more than 1,000 people for years, is preparing for the workers’ anticipated April 5 layoffs as it would a natural disaster. David Gruenes, who …

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April 3, 2002




Happy return of Stark Bros. Catalog

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, Stark Bros. was sold with F&G’…

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April 3, 2002




Financial reports: Black Box, Hydron

Black Box Issues 4Q Earnings Advisory
Networking products and services provider Black Box Corp. (NasdaqNM: BBOX) expects to report operating earnings of $0.71-$0.72 a share, excluding a restructuring charge of $3.5 million, for its fourth quarter ended March 31. That’s below …

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April 3, 2002




PC Mall acquires ClubMac parent

Torrance, CA-based computer cataloger PC Mall has acquired virtually all of the assets of fellow computer cataloger Pacific Business Systems (PBS). The $84 million PBS produces the ClubMac catalog.
“With the majority of their current sales derived from their outbound direct …

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April 3, 2002




Survey: e-mail marketing really does work

A new Direct Marketing Association study shows an increasing number of marketers profiting from e-mail marketing. Nearly two-thirds of participants in The DMA’s State of the E-Commerce Industry Report said that their sales increased last year as a result of …

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April 2, 2002




New Micro Warehouse subsidiary targets public sector

Norwalk, CT-based computer cataloger Micro Warehouse already reaps $400 million a year in sales to the government and schools. But to better target those lucrative markets, the $1.9 billion marketer has launched Micro Warehouse Gov/Ed, a wholly owned subsidiary.
Bill Shafley, …

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April 2, 2002




Fingerhut union plans another protest rally

The Union of Needletrades Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE) plans to hold a rally on April 5 in front of Federated Department Stores’ headquarters in Cincinnati to protest Federated’s plan, announced last week, to lay off 3,300 Fingerhut workers that day. …

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April 1, 2002




Six Golden Rules of Online Customer Service

Here’s a sure sign that e-commerce has come of age: More Americans shopped online during the 2001 holiday season — 58.7 million — than voted in the 2000 presidential election. So even though Internet sales still account for less than 2% of the total retail economy, …

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April 1, 2002




Out of Style

If you were stranded on a desert island for years, would you be clad in the trendiest togs when the rescue ship finally found you? Of course not. Similarly, if your IT department has been a world into itself, the …

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April 1, 2002




Catalog Technology: When a Spreadsheet Won’t Suffice

Catalogers have been using a combination of spreadsheet analysis, order entry solutions, and trend forecasting software to manage their marketing analytics and product forecasting for many years…too many years, in fact. This time-honored practice has always been impractical. But …

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