May 22, 2009




Live From the ACMA Forum: H.R. 22 Should Be Law By Year’s End

Washington—Nanci Langley, vice chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission, told attendees at the second annual National Catalog Advocacy & Strategy Forum that passage of H.R. 22 would help both the U.S. Postal Service and catalogers. “I personally support H….

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January 1, 2005




Nike competing now in the mail

Female athletes have been asking Nike to produce a print catalog of its women’s line for some time. What did the marketing executives at the Beavertown, OR-based footwear giant say to themselves in response? “Just do it!”
Beginning in November, …

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May 1, 2009




BI systems across the enterprise

The most serious business information problem companies face is finding a “single version of the truth.” Many companies are installing best-of-breed systems for order management, fulfillment, call center, marketing, product information, inventory, finance and e-commerce.
Yet no one vendor in …

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In CRM, Operations & Fulfillment

December 1, 2004




It’s Getting Lonelier at the Top: Fewer Execs Want to Be CEOs

If you never really wanted to be a CEO, you’re in luck. In a post-Enron corporate environment, the corner office is no longer a prize, reports a new study from Burson-Marsteller, a communications consulting firm. In a survey of 150 …

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November 29, 2006




Protect Your Product: The art and science of void fill

Interior protective packaging helps products survive shipment from their point of manufacture to their ultimate point of use, we generally consider that these protective materials or systems will be designed to perform one or more of the following functions: cushioning, …

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In Operations & Fulfillment, Pack

April 1, 2009




Chefscatalog.com Gets Critiqued

CHEFSCATALOG.COM
Chefs Catalog has been “outfitting the best kitchens for 30 years.” But does its Website make the cut? Critiquers Amy Africa, president of Web consultancy Eight by Eight, and Brian R. Brown, lead consultant/natural search marketing strategist with …

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In Ecommerce

September 1, 2004




Martha Stewart Catalog to Close

As revenue at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSO) continues to tumble, the New York-based company announced on Aug. 3 that it would eliminate its catalog business by year’s end.
Second-quarter revenue from the direct commerce business, which includes Martha Stewart the …

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March 1, 2009




Merchandising from the past

Is your company sitting on an unmined goldmine of product investment? Nearly every cataloger I know has a wealth of potential new product ideas right in its very own “past” closet of merchandise.
The past can be as recent as …

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In Channel Integration, Cross Channel

February 24, 2009




Metropolitan Museum to Scale Back Retail

Under pressure to reduce expenses, New York’s Metropolitan Museum will close 15 of satellite shops nationwide. The museum has also put in place a hiring freeze, revised its procurement policies, and cut back on travel and use of temporary help. …

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August 4, 2004




Martha Stewart Catalog to Close

As revenue at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia continues to tumble, the New York-based company plans to eliminate its catalog business by year’s end.
Second-quarter revenue from the direct commerce business, which includes catalog and Internet, fell 19%, to $6.3 million for …

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