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

June 3, 2003




Live from DMDNY: Web Big Influence on Tech Spending

(Direct) New York–Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are avid buyers of technology products, according to a new study released by Harte-Hanks Inc. at the DMDNY show. Some 72% of those surveyed are planning “significant” technology purchases (exceeding $5,000 per site) in the …

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June 1, 2003




B-to-B Still Waiting for Its Turnaround

Consumer spending may be picking up. But not so capital spending in most business sectors. According to Investor’s Business Daily, nonresidential fixed investment, a key indicator of capital spending, was down 4.2% in the first quarter of 2003.
And most analysts believe …

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In CRM, News

June 1, 2003




The Big App

The minute she walked into my office, I knew she was trouble. Trouble, with a capital T, and that rhymes with C, and that stands for CRM.
Before I even had a chance to ask her to sit, she helped …

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In Contact Center, CRM

June 1, 2003




Catalog Merchandise: Of Wabi Sabi and Granny’s Fabrics

After meandering through the spring 2003 merchandise trade shows, I’ve decided not to bother dwelling on the dismal state of the economy and the effects of this downturn on show attendance and on trends in general. Instead, I’m going to stay …

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In News

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

May 1, 2002




Wine With Everything

When you’re stuck with a lemon, you make lemonade, but what do you do with sour grapes? Make wine, of course. When a merger between two Web-based wine sellers collapsed, it fermented the birth of a third-party logistics provider that …

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

May 1, 2002




safety net

Don’t look down. Shipping freight these days can seem more like walking a tightrope than driving a highway or following an air route. In the second half of 2002 shippers will continue to face many challenges: increased security concerns, an expected …

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