April 1, 2000




Spiegel’s power play

Over the years, Spiegel Catalog has assumed more personalities than Madonna – and for the most part, with less success. The current Spiegel catalog tagline is “Style for Life.” This, in effect, replaces the “Live by the Book” tagline of …

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March 1, 2000




DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGEMENT: Need for speed spurs use of digital technology

Speed, simplicity, and profits are what catalogers seek from their digital content management (DCM) system, according to a survey by Menasha, WI-based printer and digital imaging company Banta Corp. of 1,500 executives at catalog companies with annual sales exceeding $20 million.
Sixty …

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December 1, 1999




And we’ll call this fellow `less cranky’

I’m a letter carrier, and I understand completely what you’re talking about. It’s good to see someone in the media actually empathizing with the work we do in the Postal Service. We have a saying where I work when we …

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October 1, 1999




Benchmark 1999 Production

This month marks a redesign of our Benchmark survey series. The research results and analysis are now divided into clear survey segments and presented in a format that we hope is more accessible and easier to use and understand. The …

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April 1, 1999




Trolling for customers

Bill Guyre is vice president of the not-for-profit, New York-based Lighthouse Catalog, which sells specialized products for people with impaired vision. Annual sales, less than ñ10 million; annual circulation, 2 million.
Our parent company, Lighthouse International (a not-for-profit foundation that supports advocacy, …

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September 1, 1998




An electronic broker…of sorts

In a hurry to rent a list of compiled names? Know what you want? Now you can place your order on the Web and download the files directly to your desktop or merge/purge house, simply by inputting a credit …

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April 7, 2014




Should Rightsizing Be Retail’s Next Big Step?

Are retail stores destined to be a relic?

The media has been overrun lately with news that Staples, RadioShack, JC Penney, Abercrombie & Fitch and other iconic retailers have plans to shutter thousands of U.S. stores and lay off employees …

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April 8, 2014




Quad/Graphics to Acquire Brown Printing for $100 Million

Quad/Graphics will acquire Brown Printing Company, which serves catalogers with printing, distribution and integrated media solutions, for $100 million, according to a joint press release. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory clearances and is expected to close in the …

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April 10, 2014




Doug Mack Leaving One Kings Lane for Fanatics

Licensed sports merchandise seller Fanatics, Inc., has named Doug Mack its chief executive officer and a member of the company’s board of directors, effective April 21.

Mack replaces Fanatics founder Alan Trager, who is retiring as CEO nearly two decades …

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April 29, 2014




Check Out Our Operations Summit 2014 Gallery

Missed Operations Summit 2014 last week?  Don’t worry, we have you covered! Take a look back at our staff photos that we promise will make you want to join us next year!  Even the bulldog had a good time!  Be sure …

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