September 1, 2000




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Bean keeps it brief OK, by now we all know that the 88-year-old L.L. Bean is a mail order master. But a recent shopping experience with the venerable marketer of outdoor products and apparel was so efficient that we …

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September 1, 2000




DIVESTITURES

Playboy sells last catalog Critics’ Choice Video bought by fulfillment start-up After agreeing to sell its Collectors’ Choice Music catalog in June, Playboy Enterprises in August announced it would sell its Critics’ Choice Video catalog and Website to Naperville, IL-based …

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September 1, 2000




MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Skittish second quarter M&A activity up just slightly Mergers and acquisitions activity was nearly as subdued during the second quarter of the year as in the first. Just 11 deals involving print or online catalogers were completed in April, May, …

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September 1, 2000




a hero’s task

At least once in your life, you will be charged with setting up a sizable direct-to-customer fulfillment operation in a short time. If you’re in the dot-com business, this project can take on a scale and urgency approaching epic proportions, …

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September 1, 2000




San Francisco Music Box & Gift Co., Collectors Showcase 1999

A Silver Award winner in the Gifts Under $75 category, San Francisco Music Box won especially high praise from one judge: “The company has impressive private-label products and exquisite presentation that makes the under-$75 assortment look like high-end merchandise.”
The overall …

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September 1, 2000




New Selects

CHRISTIANITY TODAY The Christianity Today Masterfile is now selectable by presence of children, as well as by the age ranges of the children, their gender, and the number of children per household. There are 235,000 subscribers to Christian publications such as …

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September 1, 2000




systems

Derivative Solutions First it was “disintermediation,” then it was “reintermediation.” The e-supply chain can’t seem to figure out which way it wants to go. But in a virtual marketplace, does “intermediation” really matter?
Probably not, because the supply “chain” isn’t …

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August 1, 2000




Silhouettes gets the right “FIT”

Plus-size buyers should not have to settle for anything less than cutting-edge fashions, according to specialty-size women’s apparel cataloger Silhouettes. The cataloger recently enlisted students of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) to give its clothing a fresh, new …

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August 1, 2000




Mailers: USPS overstates contingency needs

How much of a contingency budget is too much? That question was at the heart of recent testimony in the current postal rate case.
In testimony filed in June, cosponsored by nine industry associations and four large mailers, postal consultant …

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August 1, 2000




A (sharp-dressed) British invasion

For about 14 years, London-based Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts has been outfitting English men and women in its native country through catalogs – and for the past three years, online as well. Clearly a success on the home front, the $22 million shirts …

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