May 1, 2002




Good Catalog/Gifts.com Up for Sale

When Reader’s Digest agreed in March to buy magazine publisher/cataloger Reiman Publications, Reiman senior vice president of marketing John LeBrun made it clear that its Country Store catalog would not be merged with Reader’s Digest’s Good Catalog Co./Gifts….

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May 1, 2002




Catalog Copy: Really Good Catalog Writers? How About These?

The “teller” for catalog copy is the heading. As we lurch deeper into the hypercompetitive 21st century, I’m more and more convinced that except for two categories — catalogs whose entire mien is “we’re beyond scrabbling around for business” and totally …

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May 1, 2002




Trade Group Delivers for Fruit Catalogers

The upcoming June 30 postal rate hike will increase Parcel Post rates by up to 20%. For the members of the Florida Gift Fruit Shippers Association (FGFSA), which exists to keep the high costs of shipping fruit packages from Florida throughout the …

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May 1, 2002




On the Up and Up

In a meeting with several muck-a-mucks at my company last month, I predicted that the economy would perk up by the third quarter of this year. They looked at me as if I were predicting a lasting peace in the …

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May 1, 2002




Danger Zone

Protect your employees from “drop zone” dangers with Blue Giant’s XDS Extra Dock safety dock series, featuring the Door and Dock Guard. The XDS’s raised safety guard not only shields forklifts from drop zone dangers when the overhead door is …

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May 1, 2002




Federated Mulls Its Fingerhut Options

Five weeks after Federated Department Stores accepted a nonbinding letter of intent from Business Development Group Acquisitions (BDGA) to buy its entire Fingerhut Cos. catalog business, the deal had not been finalized. So despite pickets and protests, on April 5 Federated …

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May 1, 2002




PC Connection, PC Mall Make Acquisitions

In the space of nine days, two computer catalogers — PC Connection and PC Mall — announced acquisitions.
On March 26, Merrimack, NH-based PC Connection reported that it was buying $219 million MoreDirect, a Boca Raton, FL-based e-procurement supplier of IT products to businesses …

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May 1, 2002




The Essential Vermont Country Store

Like many an aging celebrity, Weston, VT-based Vermont Country Store is pursuing youth. The venerable family-owned business, which began in 1946, in March test-mailed Essential Goods, a spin-off targeting younger baby boomers.
Given that the youngest of the baby boom are …

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May 1, 2002




New Web Catalogs

TheGuruSpeaks.com
Imagine receiving books online within seconds of placing an order. An e-books Website launched in January offers customers the instant gratification they seek.
TheGuruSpeaks.com, based in Wichita, KS, sells books about starting and building online businesses. Buyers …

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May 1, 2002




talking heads

ANDREW TRAVERS, Dir. of Operations, The Orvis Co., Manchester, VT
From an operations perspective, the Web channel is treated as an enhancement to our already established direct-to-consumer catalog channel. Our Web site interfaces nicely with our order entry and inventory …

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