September 1, 1999




Harry and David, Summer 1998

Who knew you could do this with fruit?” asks one judge in regard to the Harry and David Summer 1998 catalog, which tied with Harry and David’s Christmas 1998 catalog for the Silver Award. Another chimes in: “Harry and another beautiful food …

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September 1, 1999




Creative Kidstuff, Fall/Winter 98/99

Nothing epitomizes happiness more than a laughing child, and in its catalog subtitled “The Happy Book,” Creative Kidstuff fills the pages with hundreds of colorful images of delighted children at play.
This Silver Award-winning Fall/ Winter catalog edition is a …

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September 1, 1999




Crate & Barrel, Fall 1998

Crate & Barrel has its competition over the proverbial barrel when it comes to product selection, presentation, and organization. “There’s so much stuff in here, it gives you a good reason to visit the store,” a judge proclaims about the company’s …

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September 1, 1999




Idea Art testing new coated paper

After switching to a lower-weight, lightly matted coated paper stock in 1993 to combat rising costs, Idea Art this past spring returned to a fully coated sheet. Using a lightweight coated paper imported from France, the business-to-business cataloger of preprinted stationery …

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September 1, 1999




Black Box, 1999 Edition

Did the U.K. version of Black Box curry favor from the judges by touting its 1998 Gold Award on the cover? Well, one judge claims that “highlighting the catalog’s Award-winning achievements adds a measure of customer reassurance.” And for Black …

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September 1, 1999




WEB MARKETING: Cutting its ‘Net losses

Micro Warehouse shuts Savebynet.com’s cyberdoors
Smart companies know when to say when. And in August, $2.2 billion computer marketer Micro Warehouse, faced with high customer acquisition costs and low average orders, knew it was time to fold its Internet subsidiary, …

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September 1, 1999




WAREHOUSE ISSUES: Fulfilling your space needs

Options for dealing with a shrinking warehouse
A growing catalog business with more than $3 million in annual sales, Old Saybrook, CT-based rock ‘n’ roll merchandise marketer Old Glory by summer ’98 had outgrown its small 8,000-sq.-ft. warehouse. “We had …

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September 1, 1999




Restoration Hardware, Fall 1998

At first, the inaugural issue of retailer Restoration Hardware’s catalog confuses several of the judges, since despite the title, only a few of the catalog’s 68 pages sell bona fide hardware. What’s more, the front cover, which consists of a photo …

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September 1, 1999




Hanna Andersson, Holiday 1998

Sweden is known for more than its meatballs. The Scandinavian country is also a source of colorful, quality children’s clothing – like the kid’s garments found in the Hanna Andersson catalog. Its merchandising is just one of the reasons that …

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September 1, 1999




U.K. parent’s plans for Allied

With its $380 million purchase of electronic components catalog Allied Electronics in June, U.K. cataloger Electrocomponents gained more than a $150 million U.S. business. The new owner also acquired access to the entire product line of Allied’s former parent company, …

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