September 1, 2000




Black Box, Autumn 1999 (U.K.)

When customers buy computer networking equipment, they need reliability and technical know-how as much as they need the hardware itself. From its cover to its copy, Black Box U.K.’s fall catalog lets buyers know that the company can …

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September 1, 2000




Lab Safety Supply, Spill Cleanup Direct, Spring/Summer 1999

As Sesame Street’s Ernie might sing: Rubber ducky, you’re the one – for Lab Safety’s catalog cover, that is. Nearly all the judges raved about the cover’s image of a rubber duck floating in a puddle of oil. “It’s an …

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September 1, 2000




Tote Up the Tab

Just as online retailers are getting the hang of the physical aspects of fulfillment, along comes another surprise: the sheer expense of the whole business. Benchmark Internet retailer Amazon.com, reporting a loss of $317 million in the second quarter of …

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September 1, 2000




Modern Farm targeting `sundowners’

With the number of farms in the U.S. dwindling – from more than 6 million in 1920 to less than 2 million today, according to research firm Landx – agricultural products cataloger Modern Farm is shifting its focus from farming to farm …

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September 1, 2000




LEAP, CLICK, SHIP

In his popular book The Fifth Discipline, business management guru Peter Senge describes what he calls the “Parable of the Boiled Frog.” If you drop a frog in boiling water, it will try to leap out. If, instead, you place …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Ship

September 1, 2000




New Management

APPLESEED’S Millard Group will now manage the list, package insert, and catalog blow-in programs for women’s apparel cataloger Appleseed’s. The list consists of more than 350,000 women buyers over the age of 55 who spend an average of $100 an order. The catalog …

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September 1, 2000




Harry and David, Christmas 1999

“This is not a catalog to review while hungry,” cautioned one judge. “The dew glistens on the fruit, and the aromas of the meats all but waft from the pages.” Indeed, it’s almost impossible to pick up Harry and David’s …

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September 1, 2000




at deadline

DELIA’S TO MERGE WITH ITURF AND SELL NONCORE TITLES A little more than a year after teen apparel cataloger/retailer Delia’s spun off its online portal iTurf in April 1999, the two companies announced a definitive agreement to merge in a …

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September 1, 2000




MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE REVIEW

Vermont Teddy Bear on CatMan This month, Arthur Borden, direct mail manager of stuffed bears marketer Vermont Teddy Bear, reviews the CatMan catalog management system from Avexxis Corp.
Vermont Teddy Bear purchased CatMan software from Avon, CT-based Avexxis Corp. in …

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September 1, 2000




FOCUS: MEN’S APPAREL

brooks brothers As one might expect from a clothier to the blue-blooded, Brooks Brothers’ site has none of the gimmickry of, say, International Male. Even online, the 181-year-old retailer means serious business.
Brooks Brothers’ familiar blue cursive logo is clearly …

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