June 1, 2002




Strong Medicine

Last September’s attacks on New York City and Washington, DC, produced a strong and continuing consensus about the need for a heightened state of security in every conceivable sector.
Naturally, no link in the global supply chain wants to be …

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

June 1, 2002




Listings

NEW LISTS
PUTTIN’ ON THE DOG
More than 13,000 dog lovers have made a purchase from the Puttin’ on the Dog catalog during the past 12 months. These buyers, most of whom are women 35-55 years old, spent an average of $75 an …

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In News

June 1, 2002




B-to-B: The Markets to Watch

Market #1: Personal and business security equipment
Clearly the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have spurred increased governmental spending on security. In fact, President Bush plans to spend about $37 billion on the “war on terrorism,” which will include tightening national security.
As for …

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In News

May 28, 2002




Waiting period cleared for Sears/Lands’ End deal

Sears, Roebuck & Co.
has received an early termination waiting notice under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act for its acquisition of Lands’ End. The notice indicates that Sears has satisfied certain conditions necessary to consummate its tender offer for Lands’ End. Sears agreed …

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In News

May 15, 2002




Key senator opposes USPS transformation plan

(Direct Newsline) Ted Stevens, the Senate’s second-ranking Republican and a long-time supporter of the U.S. Postal Service, said he is opposed to any legislative attempts to increase the financially ailing agency’s authority to set its own prices.
The Alaska …

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In News

July 1, 2003




Search Options

The complexities and myriad options of search marketing prevent most catalogers from taking full advantage of the tool. Those who have discovered the power of search marketing, however, are highly enthusiastic. “Partnering with all major players is a monumental challenge …

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In WEB CHANNEL: SEO/SEM

July 1, 2003




Demco Books Itself an Acquisition

Longtime rivals in the library-supplies market, Demco and Gaylord Direct are now part of the same company. Madison, WI-based Demco in May acquired Liverpool, NY-based Gaylord for an undisclosed amount.
Demco and Gaylord sell similar merchandise, such as book covers, …

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In News

July 1, 2003




on the DOUBLE

Picking is the most labor-intensive function in any fulfillment center. With cost cutting and labor reduction mandated by the tough economy, fulfillment managers must look closely at technologies that eliminate manual picking (and associated replenishment processes), or at least put …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Ship

May 1, 2002




NEW DOG OLD TRiCK

You can applaud the skill of a prestidigitator even if you suspect that his act is all done with mirrors. But in a tough economy, when time and money are still the only game in town, the new efficiencies that …

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In Inventory, Shipping/Delivery

May 1, 2002




Operations Roundtable: The Back End Takes a Front Seat

In February, Catalog Age met in Richmond, VA, with nine catalog operations executives. Some worked at large, multititle mailers, others at small companies barely out of the start-up stage. But they all had plenty to say about staffing, cutting costs, …

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In Channel Integration, Shipping/Delivery

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