October 1, 2002




Pulp Fiction

For catalogers, paper selection is a delicate balancing act. You must constantly weigh your creative aspirations against cost concerns.
During the past year, the economic recession has led a number of catalogers to settle for lesser papers than they might …

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

October 1, 2002




Mobility Electronics Gets The Cash

Scottsdale, AR-based portable computing products manufacturer Mobility Electronics (Nasdaq: MOBE), which acquired Reno, NV-based cataloger iGo last March, says it has closed a $10 million line of credit from Silicon Valley Bank. The line of credit allows Mobility to pursue “growth …

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In News

January 9, 2004




Swiss Colony Cuts Staff Following Disappointing Holiday Sales

Multititle mailer Swiss Colony announced on Tuesday that it would close one call center and a production facility servicing its namesake food catalog, laying off 69 employees.
The Monroe, WI-based company decided on the layoffs following a 5% decline in holiday sales …

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In Marketing

September 24, 2002




Live from the National Postal Forum: next postage increase nudged back

Boston–Depending on how you define “well into,” you may have reason to be encouraged about postal rates. In speeches at the National Postal Forum here on Sept. 23 and Sept. 24, Postmaster General Jack Potter promised that because the U.S. Postal …

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In News

January 1, 2004




Pick the Best

Periodically, almost every operation is faced with the task of needing to revamp its picking methods. Common goals for a picking process revision are (1) to meet the changing requirements of specific customers; (2) to improve performance by gaining speed or improving …

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January 1, 2004




Seven Strategies for Expanding Your Business

Ever since the recession dug in its heels nearly three years, survival, rather than growth, has been the goal for many catalogers.
But finally, things are looking up, and marketers are now looking to expand. It’s time to dedicate effort …

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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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In News

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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