March 28, 2001




Movers and Shakers

Sport Supply Group,
a Dallas-based business-to-business catalog of sports equipments, promoted Eugene Grant to executive vice president of sales and marketing. Grant will remain president of Athletic Training Equipment Co., a subsidiary of Sport Supply Group. In addition, the cataloger …

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March 28, 2001




Eddie Bauer Approaches CRM Through Channel Motivation Process

Oak Brook, IL–With a catalog, a retail chain, and a Website, apparel marketer Eddie Bauer has taken a closer look at customer relationship management (CRM) lately. In a March 27 session at The E-tail Solutions World Forum, Michael Boyd, director of …

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March 27, 2001




At the National Postal Forum: Nordstom.com Switching from Priority Mail

Orlando, FL—This June, Nordstrom.com, the Cedar Rapids, IA-based catalog/Internet subsidiary of department store chain Nordstrom, will all but stop using Priority Mail for the majority of its catalog and Web order shipments, according to outbound fulfillment operations …

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March 27, 2001




Executive Greetings Buys Four Titles in One Month

New Hartford, CT–Promotional products and business greeting cards cataloger Executive Greetings is on a spending spree. CATALOG AGE has learned that the business-to-business mailer bought fo
ur catalog titles in March alone, bringing its number of books to 25. On March 15, …

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March 27, 2001




At the National Postal Forum: USPS Rate Hike ‘Not a Given’

Orlando, FL—In his final keynote address as postmaster general, William Henderson hinted that the new rate case that the U.S. Postal Service has said it will propose this summer might not come to be.
Without revealing any details, …

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March 22, 2001




T. Shipley Hunts Snowbirds

Home office products and executive gifts cataloger T. Shipley doesn’t want to lose a sale just because a customer is wintering in a second home down south.
“We’re working on being able to send catalogs to customers’ summer or …

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March 21, 2001




Bombay Plans Launch of Kids’ Furniture Book

Fort Worth, TX–Furniture cataloger/retailer The Bombay Co. plans to launch a children’s home furnishing business, Bombay Kids. The company will launch the line, which includes bedroom furnishings for boys and girls, via catalog and the Web beginning in …

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March 21, 2001




Martha Stewart Woos and Wins The Wedding List

New York–Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSO) has acquired the assets of New York-based wedding registry and retailer The Wedding List, including its Website and retail showrooms in New York, Boston, and London. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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March 21, 2001




Senate Approves Limits on Sales of Databases

Washington–Legislators have made it more difficult for bankrupt companies to sell their databases. On March 15, the U.S. Senate voted 83 to 15 to approve a bill that would toughen the rules regarding when bankrupt companies can sell customers’ personal information. President …

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March 21, 2001




Americans Cautious About Discretionary Spending

New York–Most Americans are cautious about their discretionary spending this year, according to the 2001 American Express Retail Index on everyday spending. According to the study, 53% of the 805 consumers surveyed plan to spend the same on discretionary items this year as …

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