February 1, 2004
Several months ago, it appeared that free shipping offers were losing their luster. Among the books received by Catalog Tracker in July, for instance, only 9% promoted free shipping, down from 10% the previous July. And just 7% of the catalogs received in …More...
January 30, 2004
Grainger Grows Profit on Flat Sales
Chicago-based maintenance, repair, and operating supplier W.W. Grainger (NYSE: GWW) reported a 7% increase in annual net earnings. Earnings for the year ended Dec. 31 were $227 million, compared with $212 million for 2002. Annual sales were flat …More...
January 12, 2004
New York–Shop.org, the online marketing unit of the National Retail Federation (NFR), says that online sales will come in at $96 billion-$100 billion for 2003 and $125 billion this year, according to a survey, “The State of Online Retailing,” it conducted with …More...
January 7, 2004
September 1, 1998
Deluxe Corp. has terminated its agreement to sell its catalog holdings-specialty paper catalog PaperDirect and consumer greeting card and gift wrap catalog Current Social Expressions-to an undisclosed investor.
Citing the investor’s inability to meet financing conditions, $1.9 billion Deluxe announced in …
January 5, 2004
the music and video direct marketing unit of the Time Inc. magazine division of Time Warner, was acquired on Dec. 31 by Direct Holdings Worldwide, an entity created by the partnership of New York-based investment firm Ripplewood Holdings and …
January 1, 2004
From September to October, the number of consumer catalogs received by Catalog Tracker surged 24%, to 558 books. That’s a slightly greater increase, percentage-wise, than the previous year: In October 2002, Catalog Tracker (a service of Greenwich, CT-based list firm Direct Media) had …More...
January 1, 2004
Ever since the recession dug in its heels nearly three years, survival, rather than growth, has been the goal for many catalogers.
But finally, things are looking up, and marketers are now looking to expand. It’s time to dedicate effort …