September 12, 2002




HP mails first postmerger catalog

(Direct Newsline) This week, HP mailed its first catalog since the Compaq Computer Corp.-Hewlett-Packard merger to 2 million businesses, gleaned from both companies’ databases.
“This is the first major effort we’ve had talking to the small and medium business set …

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September 4, 2001




Nonprofit Group Takes Anti-Internet Tax Quest to TV

Alexandria, VA–The Center for Individual Freedom (CIF), a three-year-old nonprofit organization that fights to protect rights under the U.S. Constitution, launched a TV ad campaign on Sept. 4 urging Congress to extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act, which is scheduled …

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September 1, 2001




Football Season

Whether you’re a star quarterback or a less glamorous order fulfillment manager, getting back to the basics is key to performance and performance measurement. Although broad, boundary-spanning assessments receive more attention from top management, it is the basic measurements that …

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September 1, 2001




Providers of the Lost Art, the Sequel

A roll-up company consolidates a number of 3PFs into one
Third-party fulfillment (3PF) theory works well on paper, but what about in real life? The rationale behind 3PFs involves two basic concepts: (1) direct merchants may find it unwise to spend …

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September 1, 2002




Gold Award, Industrial Supplies: New Pig, The Big Pigalog 2002

From the front cover it’s clear that New Pig’s “Pigalog” is no ordinary industrial supplies catalog. What does a closeup of an adorable piglet have to do with cleaning equipment? Not much. But while the front cover may not work …

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August 20, 2002




Walter Drake hoping for bingo

Gifts and housewares cataloger Walter Drake along with its sister home goods title The Home Marketplace has inked a deal with online gaming portal Bingo.com. Winning Bingo.com players will be able to exchange their “bingo bucks” for coupons …

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August 2, 2001




Financial Reports: NEBS, Concepts Direct, Peet’s Coffee

Stamford, CT—Multititle mailer New England Business Service (NEBS; NYSE: NEB) posted a 12% rise in annual revenue, to a record $586.1 million for the year ended June 30. But the news isn’t as good as you might think. For one thing, …

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August 1, 2001




Fond Farewells

‘You can’t solve the problem by using the prayer routine until everything goes bad’
Have a plan in place for how the workload will be divided among remaining employees
Juliet found her parting from Romeo sad but sweet because she …

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August 1, 2002




World Cup Fever Hits Mailers

The 32-country World Cup soccer tournament, which ended June 30 with Brazil’s 2-0 victory over Germany, has been a boon for sales of soccer-related merchandise.
Vienna, VA-based cataloger Rugby and Soccer Supply, for one, saw sales jump 10%-15% in select categories, …

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August 1, 2002




New Catalogs

Helten, Best of Design
Did you ever enter the lobby of a posh skyscraper, sit down on its finely crafted European sofa, and wonder where you could get one of your own? Richmond, VA-based retailer Helten, Best of Design now …

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