September 10, 2002




Brylane’s Indianapolis DC Workers Moving Closer to UNITE

Employees at multititle apparel and home goods cataloger/retailer Brylane’s Indianapolis distribution facilities had a victory in their quest for union representation. Region 25 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that there will not be a secret ballot election …

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September 1, 2002




The Eyeballs Have It

Little did I expect when I went to see Minority Report that I’d spend less time trying to figure out whodunit than thinking about direct marketing.
The flick is nominally a sci-fi crime story. In the future, psychic mutants can …

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September 1, 2002




Ticker Tapeworm

Will the Sarbanes-Oxley Act signed on July 30 make a real difference to federal securities law? “Yes, absolutely,” says Bruce Beebe, editor of Directorship, a monthly newsletter on corporate governance issues. Although the new law also gives the Securities and Exchange …

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September 1, 2002




The Last 10,000 Miles

In the first few years of the Internet boom, cyber pundits promised a world where consumers would be able to buy anything, anywhere, anytime. Inexperienced dot-com executives, confusing the ability to reach customers anywhere with the ability to fulfill their …

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September 1, 2002




Gold Award, Sporting Goods: Orvis, The Sporting Tradition, Fall 2001

“One look at the photos in this catalog and you know what real hunters wear,” said a judge about Orvis’s Sporting Tradition catalog. The spectacular photography is just one indicator that Orvis knows its customers and how to meet their …

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November 1, 2003




Cotton Picking

RATIONALES FOR OUTSOURCING fulfillment usually boil down to three. When a company wants to do business beyond its traditional operating radius, outsourcing logistics functions to a local 3PL often makes more sense than building, staffing, and equipping a new facility. …

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November 1, 2003




Catalog Merchandise: Fall Themes–Channeling Cole Porter

It’s not easy trying to write a merchandise trend column on the home furnishings front nearly every quarter, as trends emerge slowly — especially in a recession year. But after attending the summer trade shows, I am much more upbeat than …

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November 1, 2003




Micro Warehouse: What Went Wrong?

It’s tough to say what was more surprising: that Micro Warehouse, one of the industry’s largest and oldest computer catalogers, was selling the North American portion of its business to $4.3 billion rival CDW, or that CDW was able to snap …

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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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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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