October 1, 2001




Alloy Launches AlloY-Access Reports

New York–Teen apparel cataloger and media company Alloy and its teen research company, Y-Access, announced the launch of AlloY-Access Reports. The reports offer marketers, media, and analysts information about industry segments relative to the Generation Y demographic from a database …

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In CROSS CHANNEL: Package Delivery/Distribution, Shipping/Delivery

October 1, 2001




Miles Kimball Suspends Exposures Homes

Realizing just how different the furniture business is from the novelties, stationery, and picture-frame businesses, multititle mailer Miles Kimball is shuttering its Exposures Homes catalog. Miles Kimball president/CEO Mike Muoio confirmed that the June issue of Exposures Homes was …

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October 1, 2001




Catalog Analysis: Manage That Inventory!

Every catalog business has its unique inventory challenges. Apparel catalogs can expect high returns and cancellations — often 25%-30% of sales — and typically have few items repeated each season. Conversely, many business-to-business mailers have a high number of repeated items from …

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October 1, 2001




Small Catalogs Forum: Al’s Farm Toys Finds a Crop of Buyers

Growing up on a farm, Al Batzel collected toy replicas of tractors each year at the state fair. But he never imagined that he would be making a living from such toys.
In 1990, Batzel sold a few items at a …

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October 1, 2001




Financial Update: Still Searching for the Silver Lining

The cloud that is the economic slowdown continues to rain on business-to-business catalogers. And unfortunately, no silver lining is in sight.
During the second quarter, 60% of the publicly traded business-to-business and computer catalogers tracked by investment bank Ulin & Holland for …

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October 1, 2001




People News

Newark, OH-based golf products manufacturer/distributor GolfWorks has hired Al Bessin and Mark McCormick as co-CEOs. Bessin and McCormick had worked together at Musician’s Friend and at Golfsmith International.
Mount Laurel, NJ-based distributor of printing, publishing, envelope, labels, and forms …

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

October 1, 2001




Vermont Teddy Bear Posts 12% Sales Gain, Launches SendAmerica Print Catalog

Shelburne, VT—For its fiscal year ended June 30, The Vermont Teddy Bear Co. (Nasdaq: BEAR) posted net revenue of $37.3 million, up nearly 12% from $33.3 million the previous year. Net income fell by about one-third, however, from $3.7 million to $2.4 million. The manufacturer/…

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October 1, 2001




Awards.com Buys Reliable HomeOffice

On Aug. 30, Lyndhurst, NJ-based motivational and promotional products marketer Awards.com purchased Reliable HomeOffice, a catalog of office furnishings. HomeOffice was owned by Schaumburg, IL-based Reliable Office Supplies, which itself is owned by conglomerate Boise Cacade Office Products. Terms of …

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October 1, 2001




Great Expectations

Common sense will tell you that if you don’t provide a customer with service that meets his expectations, he isn’t going to make a repeat purchase from your company. But what many catalogers have found is that during …

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In CRM, News

October 1, 2001




Consumer Shopping Survey: Part II

In the first installment of our three-part series covering CATALOG AGE’s Consumer Shopping Survey (see the August issue), we looked at the demographics of catalog shoppers and how much they typically spend. This month, we’re going to look at what …

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