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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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Ship

July 20, 2001




F&G ESOP Under Further Scrutiny

Washington—As customers, former employees, and fellow catalogers try to figure out what went wrong with Foster & Gallagher, lawyers and politicians are pressing on to determine if the now defunct Peoria, IL-based cataloger acted improperly regarding its Employee Stock Ownership …

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In News

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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August 1, 2002




Five Aces

Business is no game, and it’s too important an activity to leave the results to chance. An ace in the hole is hardly cheating; instead, it’s a reserve you keep to make sure everything goes according to your game plan. …

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In Channel Integration, Contact Center

July 1, 2001




Market Sector Report: Tuning in to Electronics

Consumer electronics margins typically average 15%-20%, vs. 25%-30% in other categories
This is the third in a series of Market Sector Reports being published in Catalog Age this year. The first report, on business-to-business school supplies, appeared in the February …

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July 1, 2001




Small Catalogs Forum: Management Software That Fits

When it comes to selecting catalog management software (CMS), small mailers tend to choose the most basic package in order to keep costs down.
But such a strategy may be penny wise but pound foolish. “Most small catalogers should invest …

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July 1, 2001




THE CUTTING EDGE

If you were a doctor treating the human body, you would try, as far as possible, to save a diseased limb, not hack it off with abandon. But if you were a business manager facing a massive cost-cutting campaign launched …

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July 19, 2002




Live from the 2002 Annual Catalog Conference: Amazon and J&R Join Forces

During his keynote presentation delivered the morning of June 11 at the 2002 Annual Catalog Conference (ACC) held at Chicago’s McCormick Place June 10–13, Seattle-based Amazon.com’s CEO Jeff Bezos announced an exclusive online partnership with New York-based J&R Electronics. …

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July 1, 2002




The Dish on Databases

When the topic is database marketing, plenty of other subjects enter into the discussion. At least that was the case in April, when Catalog Age sat down with five executives in Philadelphia for a roundtable discussion on customer databases. While …

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