June 1, 2005




Alloy to Spin Off Catalog/Retail Division

New York-based Alloy is going ahead with plans to spin off the catalog/retail portion of its business. The spin-off company will consist of the Delia’s, Alloy, and CCS apparel, sports gear, and accessories brands; a fourth catalog brand, …

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May 29, 2005




Shakeup at Lillian Vernon Parent

Change is in the air at Direct Holdings Worldwide, the parent company of White Plains, NY-based gifts and decor mailer Lillian Vernon Corp. and books and music merchant Time Life.
For starters, Richard Bennet has joined Direct Holdings Worldwide as …

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In News

May 26, 2005




Registration

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Your registration includes: ~ Continental breakfast and luncheons, each day ~ Valuable forum handouts to refer to during and afterwardsConfirmation: If you do not receive a confirmation, please call 203-358-3724 or 203-358-4113 to …

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In Uncategorized

May 24, 2005




Live from ACC: Power Forum Packs a Punch

Orlando, FL–Multichannel marketers gained a wealth of insights and practical techniques yesterday at the Annual Catalog Conference’s Power Forum and brunch, moderated by MULTICHANNEL MERCHANT editorial director Sherry Chiger.
Today’s retailers, catalogers, and e-merchants face an online landscape far …

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In Channel Integration, News

May 15, 2005




Back-end benchmarks

Every couple of years, we find that we have to revise our “benchmarks” for benchmarks. Order fulfillment practices change far more rapidly today than they did even in the recent past, and we frequently discover that what we measured just …

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In Operations & Fulfillment, Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013

May 15, 2005




On the ad side

According to marketing services provider DoubleClick, during the third quarter of 2004 the average click-through rate for rich media was 1.17%, more than four times higher than the 0.20% rate for non-rich media.
Little wonder, then, that while research aggregator eMarketer expects overall …

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In Affiliate, Webchannel

May 15, 2005




In the Pink

When you’re profiling the chief executive of an operation the size of SmartHealth, covering a mere day in the life just won’t cut it. That’s why our visit with Curt Hamann, M.D., president/ CEO of the healthcare products mailer, …

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In Channel Integration, Cross Channel

May 15, 2005




The Proof is in the System

Selecting a proofing system for catalog production can be a complicated process. You have to prioritize such factors as color accuracy, speed, and cost; you also have to consider your product line and target audience to determine how accurate you …

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In Print Channel

May 15, 2005




The Road to Riches

From Flash animation to video to drag-and-drop, new Web technology can provide more-dynamic online shopping experiences and more depth of information and convenience for e-commerce customers. Of the nation’s 71.5 million Internet-enabled households, more than 98% have a Flash player, according to …

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In Channel Integration, Webchannel

May 15, 2005




Neiman Marcus: $5.1 billion baby

Dallas-based cataloger/retailer The Neiman Marcus Group on May 2 agreed to be acquired by Texas Pacific Group and Warburg Pincus for $100 a share in cash, or $5.1 billion. Texas Pacific and Warburg Pincus will own equal stakes in the company upon …

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