May 15, 2005




Variable printing: time to get personal?

With paper prices on the rise and postal rates likely to follow suit next year, more catalogers should be looking into variable data printing, according to panelists at the American Forest & Paper Association’s Annual Paper Week conference, held last month …

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In Print Channel

May 15, 2005




The New Realities of Multichannel

By now you’ve seen the stats: A mean 35.5% of catalogers’ sales last year came via the Internet, according to our recent Benchmark Report on Operations (April issue); nearly 80% of consumers use stores, catalogs, and the Internet interchangeably (Adjoined Research Report …

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In Channel Integration

May 15, 2005




LISTINGS

New lists
Irvin’s Country Tinware
Selling Early American-style lighting, furniture, and other decor items, Irvin’s Country Tinware has more than 10,000 12-month catalog and Internet buyers. Customers, 90% of whom are women, spend an average of $103 an order; they have an average …

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In Uncategorized

May 15, 2005




Movers & shakers

Itasca, IL-based office supplies merchant OfficeMax appointed Sam Duncan president/CEO. Duncan was most recently president/CEO of Shopko Stores.
Knoxville, TN-based fitness and sports performance cataloger Power Systems has promoted Kenneth Bradley from vice president of operations to president.

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In Uncategorized

June 1, 2000




FRAUD REPORT: ID thievery is on the rise

And identity theft is easier, thanks to the ‘Net
Although e-commerce is boosting economic development, the Web is also fueling identity theft, or using the identifying information of another person – name, social security number, mother’s maiden name, or other …

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In News

May 5, 2005




Financial Reports: Sharper Image, Gaiam

Sharper Image’s Annual Earnings Tumble 37% San Francisco-based multichannel merchant Sharper Image Corp. (Nasdaq: SHRP) reported lower fourth-quarter and annual earnings, although sales for both the quarter and the year rose.
For the year ended Jan. 31, net earnings fell 37%, to $14.6 …

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May 3, 2005




Neiman Marcus Agrees to Sale; Two Investment Firms to Pay $5.1 Billion

Dallas-based cataloger/retailer The Neiman Marcus Group (NYSE: NMG.A) on May 2 agreed to be acquired by Texas Pacific Group and c for $100 per share in cash, or $5.1 billion. Texas Pacific and Warburg Pincus will own an equal stake in …

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May 1, 2005




Cooling off in February

What goes up must come down. While year-over-year consumer catalog volume rose more than 19% in January, according to Catalog Tracker, February’s year-over-year volume fell by nearly 7%.
A service of Greenwich, CT-based list services firm Direct Media, Catalog Tracker logged in 322 …

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In News

May 1, 2005




Database bits and bytes

The theme of this year’s DMA World Seattle, held April 6, was “Relevance and Results.” Not surprisingly, database marketing played a significant role in many of the sessions. Here’s a sampling of suggestions and comments from speakers regarding how to improve …

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May 1, 2005




Christmas in May

It’s never to soon to start thinking about the all-important holiday season. Before the gift-buying frenzy typically gets under way, customers are stocking up on holiday decorating items. Considering what a huge business holiday home decor has become, it’s crucial …

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