June 1, 1999




new catalogs

Peerless Family Album of Coffee Competition in the specialty coffee catalog market is hot, but that hasn’t stopped Peerless Coffee from tapping the niche. “Our retail customers kept asking us to mail them our coffee, so we decided there was …

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June 1, 1999




new Web catalogs

Guess? to encourage Web surfers to buy from its new Website, Guess?, the Los Angeles-based casual apparel manufacturer/retailer, is offering free second-day Federal Express shipping and free T-shirts with all online orders. The incentive appears to be working; According …

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June 1, 1999




The 10 BEST Catalog Products

For certain, cataloging is a merchandise-driven business. Who hasn’t heard about the brilliant product idea that launched a successful mail order enterprise, from Bean’s boot to Lillian’s purse belt to Ballard’s slipcovers?
Merchandise trends come and go, but a few …

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June 1, 1999




Playboy adds Spice

Playboy Enterprises’ $100 million acquisition of the Spice adult pay-per-view service in March, a year after the deal was first announced, has made the company the dominant player in the adult pay-per-view market. But the acquisition will also boost Playboy’s $77 million …

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June 1, 1999




Catalogers go Hollywood

Every Thursday, millions of television viewers tune in to see an array of products from Skokie, IL-based medical supplies catalog Anatomical Chart Co.; oh, and while they’re at it, they watch NBC’s ER. Fans of Anatomical Chart can also catch …

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June 1, 1999




Bloom is off Garden Botanika

It’s not all perfume and roses for Garden Botanika. On April 20, the cosmetics and personal care products cataloger/retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the Western District of Washington U.S. bankruptcy court. The Redmond, WA-based Garden Botanika also …

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June 1, 1999




The 10 BEST Catalog Benchmarks

Having gauges against which to measure improvement, or lack thereof, is healthy both for the business and for management’s peace of mind. Because all companies need to adapt their goals as their businesses grow, benchmarks are fluid, living measurements that …

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June 1, 1999




Vermont’s colorful spin-off

Shortly after general merchandise cataloger Vermont Country Store mailed its Goods & Wares spin-off in early April, “I began getting calls from people wanting to know if it was taking the place of the core book,” says Linda Santaite, a list …

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May 1, 1999




Soft on service lines

The catalog industry prides itself on superior customer service, but when it comes to staffing a separate telephone line for service, many catalogers don’t practice what they preach.
According to Catalog Age’s 1999 Benchmark Report on Operations (see p. 77), more than 57% …

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May 1, 1999




Pottery Barn kids around

Housewares and home decor cataloger/retailer Williams-Sonoma doesn’t break out sales of its five divisions: Pottery Barn, Gardener’s Eden, Chambers, Hold Everything, and the namesake catalog/retail chain. But sources within the San Francisco-based company and on Wall Street say …

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