September 6, 2002




USPS proposes flexible-pricing tests

The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors (BOG) on Sept. 6 put its money where its mouth has been. The BOG said it had approved the filing with the Postal Rate Commission (PRC) for two flexible pricing initiatives designed to …

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September 6, 2002




Net Loss Narrows at Leaner J. Crew

New York-based apparel cataloger/retailer J. Crew said second quarter revenue for the period ended Aug. 3 totaled $167.6 million, down slightly from $167.9 million last year. Net sales in J. Crew’s Direct business increased 1.5% for the period, while comparable store sales decreased 11.4%. …

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September 4, 2002




Mobility Electronics completes iGo acquisition

Mobile computing solutions manufacturer/marketer Mobility Electronics completed its March 25 acquisition of Reno, NV-based rint and online cataloger iGo Corp. Scottsdale, AZ-based Mobility also plans an October launch of a catalog featuring Mobility and iGo products.
During the past five …

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September 3, 2002




Consolidated Freightways shuts down operations

Consolidated Freightways Corp.
(CF) told employees in various telephone communications yesterday that it would discontinue operations effective immediately. In order to assure the orderly liquidation of the business, the 73-year old freight transportation company and nation’s third largest less-than-truckload carrier …

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September 3, 2002




New Nabisco catalog exceeds expectations

Food brands giant Nabisco used to produce a gifts catalog in the mid-‘90s. But according to senior manager Michael J. Walker, its NabiscoGifts.com catalog, which it launched in May, is an offshoot of the company’s Website rather …

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September 1, 2002




Silver Winners: The Complete Listing

BUSINESS CLOTHING
Cintas, The Uniform Book, 2002
The table of contents spread, the index, and the color-coded tabs “help readers find their way through the well-designed, big book.”
BUSINESS CLOTHING
Varsity, 2001
As is appropriate for a catalog of cheerleading uniforms, the …

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September 1, 2002




Riding the Rails

RAIL HAS TRADITIONALLY BEEN an inexpensive way to ship large quantities of goods. Some shippers have concentrated their expertise on integrating rail and other methods of shipping to construct client-specific networks for the most efficient and economical means of delivery. …

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September 1, 2002




Gold Awards, Gifts Under $75: Harry and David, Cool Fruit 2001

We all know that Harry and David flaunts some of the best food photography — make that photography, period — in the business. But as its Cool Fruit 2001 catalog shows, Harry and David is much more than pretty pictures.
The spring catalog …

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September 1, 2002




Gold Award, Business Clothing: WearGuard, 2001 Volume 599

Who says work apparel can’t be sexy? Certainly not the folks at WearGuard. Of course, it helps that WearGuard sells rugged workwear, modeled by rugged-looking miners, mechanics, and carpenters. Moreover, the catalog’s product-in-use photos prompted one judge to describe the …

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September 1, 2002




Blair Revs Up Its Marketing

“Ladies, start your engines.”
You might not think that a cataloger of apparel and housewares could benefit from an association with NASCAR. But Warren, PA-based Blair Corp. is betting that affiliating itself with the auto racing association will propel sales …

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