May 23, 2001




UPS Buys Shipping Service

Atlanta—United Parcel Service has bought the assets of iShip, a multicarrier shipping service, from Stamps.com, an Internet-based postage provider. The move is part of Stamps.com’s strategy to focus on its core mailing and shipping services for …

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May 23, 2001




On the Scene at Jupiter Retailing Forum: Customization Means Conversion

Chicago–”Overhyped and underdelivered” is how Bill Bass, senior vice president of e-commerce and international for Lands’ End, described personalization at the Jupiter Retailing Forum, held May 21 and 22 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. Yet in his May 22 keynote speech, …

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May 23, 2001




On the Scene at Jupiter Retailing Forum: Customization Means Conversion

Chicago–”Overhyped and underdelivered” is how Bill Bass, senior vice president of e-commerce and international for Lands’ End, described personalization at the Jupiter Retailing Forum, held May 21 and 22 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. Yet in his May 22 keynote speech, …

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May 23, 2001




Micro Warehouse Trims Staff

Norwalk, CT—Dell Computer did it. So did PC Connection. Now, citing weak PC sales, computer reseller Micro Warehouse has laid off 116 employees in two rounds of layoffs. According to spokesman Larry Midler, the catalog terminated 51 employees on May 18, six …

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May 23, 2001




Congratulations On Your Shocking Private Miracle!

New York–Did this headline get your attention? It should have, considering it uses four of the nine words that currently work in e-mail marketing, according to print and Web catalog copy guru Hershell Gordon Lewis in a May 22 session at …

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May 23, 2001




Penney Could Sell off Eckerd Drug

Dallas—J.C. Penney may either sell off or plan an initial public offering for its Eckerd drugstore chain during the next two or three years, according to recent analysts reports. Eckerd has dragged down Penney’s earnings recently, and …

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May 22, 2001




Neiman Marcus Joins Layoff Bandwagon

Dallas—With its fiscal third-quarter sales coming up short of plan, apparel and gifts cataloger/retailer Neiman Marcus said on May 21 that it plans to eliminate 190 full-time positions. According to the Associated Press, Neiman Marcus Group will earn $0.81 a share, …

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May 22, 2001




Casual Male Files for Chapter 11

Canton, MA–Men’s apparel cataloger/retailer Casual Male has filed to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. In its filings, which were made in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, the …

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May 22, 2001




Smith & Hawken Lays Off 21

Novato, CA—Smith & Hawken, the cataloger/retailer of garden products, says it will lay off 21 employees—including several vice presidents—to streamline corporate operations and focus on expanding market share. Smith & Hawken employs more than 800 workers in its corporate office …

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May 22, 2001




On the Scene at the Jupiter Retailing Forum: E-Commerce Lives On

Chicago–Far from being dealt a death blow by the recent dot-com fallout, e-commerce and e-marketing are alive and kicking–and an increasingly important component of any successful marketer’s business. That was the theme of the May 21 opening address by Ray Arthur, …

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