March 1, 2003




Best Practices in the Worst of Times

Statistics and forecasts are all very well, but you want to know what your peers are really doing to keep their operations afloat in straitened economic conditions. This new quarterly section brings you unique ideas and insights from logistics managers …

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In Channel Integration, CRM

February 1, 2002




Lists and Prospecting: Privacy Bills Update

Although the war on terrorism has consumed much of their attention, federal legislators aren’t neglecting privacy-related issues. For instance, at press time Rep. Clifford Stearns (R-FL) was working on a bill that would establish a mandatory notice of opt-out across …

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In News

January 30, 2002




Fingerhut offers workers paid leave

In the latest installment of the Fingerhut saga, the general merchandise cataloger has offered some employees paid leave with full benefits. “The work has slowed down considerably,” says spokesperson Ben Saukko. “We don’t want to start any new products …

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February 4, 2003




Ax falls on 300 L.L. Bean workers

Despite double-digit sales increases in December, L.L. Bean announced that it will lay off as many as 300 staffers during the next two months.
In November, the apparel and outdoor gear cataloger had offered an enhanced early-retirement package to more …

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January 16, 2002




Movers and shakers

Downers Grove, IL-based general merchant The Spiegel Group promoted Mark Staudinger from vice president of direct media to vice president of marketing. The company also named Paul Keur vice president of sourcing and production; he previously served as managing director …

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January 1, 2002




Peaceable Kingdom

Rick Peterson is a quiet, soft-spoken man who seems to put plenty of thought into his answers. So ask him what it was like to move from a non-union to a union warehouse, when he became a manager for Leach …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Shipping/Delivery

January 1, 2002




Clearing the Shelves

Post-holiday overstocks are like a New Year’s Day hangover: Once the party, or the catalog order curve, is over, it’s clear you’ve had too much. But the effects of a warehouse full of unsold goods linger far longer than the …

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In News

January 1, 2002




Storehouse: Bottomed Out

If good sales cover a world of evils, then perhaps falling sales reveal myriad opportunities for today’s retailer. Or so we tell our clients who perceive the need to develop operating infrastructure and enlist the assistance of consultants in both …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Shipping/Delivery

January 1, 2002




San Francisco Music Box Co.’s New Parent

As a noncore division of athletic shoes cataloger/retailer Foot Locker (formerly the Venator Group), The San Francisco Music Box Co. (SFMB) was pretty much left alone. Now its new parent, New York-based Kier Group Holdings, not only plans to …

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In Lists & Data - Business-14-05-2013

January 1, 2002




Lists and Prospecting: An Unlimited Bargain?

Would you pay twice as much as usual for a rental name if you could remail that name as often as you wished? Some companies are offering unlimited usage of their files.
For example, New York-based Hugo Dunhill Mailing Lists …

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