June 1, 2002




Operations and Management: Talking Trash in the DC

It’s no secret that catalog order fulfillment generates a fair amount of garbage, such as cardboard boxes, dunnage, and wrapping paper. Steve Harris, senior vice president of Middlebury, VT-based design and build agency Bread Loaf Corp., says the receiving stages, …

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In Pack, Shipping/Delivery

June 1, 2002




Production Page: Printing Preferences: Offset vs. Gravure

Among respondents to the most recent Catalog Age Benchmark Report on Print and Production (October 2000 issue), 83% printed their catalogs using offset lithography; 10% used rotogravure printing, and 6% used both. Let’s look at how the two printing methods stack up on several …

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

June 1, 2002




Control Freaks

Wish you could whip your warehouse into shape with minimal fuss? It’s possible — if you invest in material handling control systems (MHCS) software. According to a new report from ARC Advisory Group, MHCS applications are must-haves in any distribution center …

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June 1, 2002




Opinion and Response

A Rosy Tribute to Cesar Chavez
Marking the first time that Jackson & Perkins has named one of its roses after a Latino figure, the plants cataloger has introduced the Cesar E. Chavez rose. The bright red hybrid tea is named …

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In Shipping/Delivery

June 1, 2002




New Catalogs

Spa 2 Go
With its selection of aromatherapy products, oils, and soaps, Spa 2 Go is a highly relaxing business-to-business catalog. After two years of distribution in Canada, the manufacturer/marketer of personal care products entered the U.S., mailing 5,000 copies of …

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In News

June 1, 2002




Small Catalogs Forum: Gimme an R, Gimme an F, Gimme an M

“My house file is too small for any segmentation beyond recency” or “I can mail all my buyers and get a great response” are the two reasons small catalogers give most often when explaining why they don’t use recency, frequency, …

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In Uncategorized

June 1, 2002




Computer Mailers Big on Government Sales

Computer catalogers may or may not be in favor of bigger government — but they are seeking bigger government and institutional sales.
According to information technology (IT) reseller Government Technology Services, the U.S. government will spend $48 billion on IT products …

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In News

June 1, 2002




Same but Different

It’s always fun to play with a new version of a favorite toy. What’s even more fun, though, is when the upgraded toy looks just like the one you know and love, but offers a slew of snazzy features that …

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June 1, 2002




Barnett’s Segmenting Strategy Goes for the Gold

The September 2000 merger of maintenance, supplies, and operations (MRO) rivals Barnett and Wilmar created based Interline Brands, a $650 million company that mails seven catalog titles, including J.A Sexauer, Trayco, Hardware Express, and Maintenance USA. All told, Interline Brands has …

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June 1, 2002




Truffles and Trash

When the same name crops up many times in different contexts, it’s hard to not experience a frisson — a feeling that, somehow, you were meant to learn something from it. In April, Wal-Mart rose to the top of the Fortune 500, …

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