September 1, 2002




Gold Award, Sporting Goods: Orvis, The Sporting Tradition, Fall 2001

“One look at the photos in this catalog and you know what real hunters wear,” said a judge about Orvis’s Sporting Tradition catalog. The spectacular photography is just one indicator that Orvis knows its customers and how to meet their …

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September 1, 2002




Cyber Potholes

A couple of years ago, when you needed to gather facts and figures to help you choose a warehouse management system, your major sources of information were: (1) peer networking; (2) industry analysis; (3) trade shows; (4) consultants; and (5) Internet searches.
Today, the Internet …

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September 1, 2002




People News

Jim Bromley was named president of Nordstrom’s catalog and Internet division. Bromley, who joined the Seattle-based company two years ago, was previously the direct division’s executive vice president/chief financial officer. Nordstrom recently changed the name of the division from …

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September 1, 2002




Pampered Pallets

If you are looking for pallet technology to pump up your pick-and-pack warehouse operations, check out Swisslog North America’s new pallet handling systems that can protect beverages in cardboard cartons in the warehouse. The Denver-based company’s solutions include automated storage …

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August 30, 2002




UPS-Teamster contract could mean larger rate hike

(Direct Newsline)–Ratification of the richest labor contract in the history of United Parcel Service by members of the Teamsters union could trigger a hefty rate increase next year for the catalogers and other direct marketers that use the Atlanta-based …

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August 29, 2002




Chico’s up sharply

Fort Myers, FL–Women’s apparel cataloger/retailer Chico’s FAS (NYSE: CHS) continues to roll. Net sales for the second quarter ended Aug. 3 increased 39.8% to a record $125.1 million, from $89.5 million compared with last year. Net income rose 48% to $16.4 million, compared with …

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August 28, 2002




Online marketers not thrilled with online marketing

On a scale of 1-100, 273 e-commerce executives rated their satisfaction with online shopping an average of 58. That figures comes from a survey conducted by ForeSee Results, a customer satisfaction management firm.
The survey used the same methodology as the University …

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August 21, 2002




Financial reports: Dell, Staples, Talbots, Alloy, Brookstone, and more

Dude, Dell is up
During its second quarter, Dell Computer (Nasdaq: DELL) shipped a record number of computer systems, exceeding the company’s revenue guidance and sharply improving profitability. Second-quarter revenue increased 11%, to $8.5 billion from $7.6 billion last year. Net income rose 16%, …

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August 21, 2002




Too wins injunction against discounter

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio issued a preliminary injunction on behalf of cataloger/retailer Too against retail discounter The TJX Cos.
Too, which sells apparel for preteen girls at its Limited Too stores and …

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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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