June 1, 2004




Deal Market Revving into Gear

If the first quarter is any indication, 2004 is going to be a banner year for industry deal making.
During the first three months of the year, 21 catalog deals were closed, compared with 13 during the first quarter of 2003. “This is a …

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June 1, 2004




Medco Supply Co. Joins Patterson Dental Stable

Multititle dental, veterinary, and rehabilitation products marketer Patterson Dental Co. on April 19 agreed to acquire Medco Supply Co., a $40 million multititle cataloger of sports medicine, first-aid supplies, and podiatry products. The all-cash transaction was expected to close in May.
St. …

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May 27, 2004




FedEx Freight Rates Jumping 5.9%

Memphis-based FedEx Freight, a subsidiary of courier FedEx Corp., will increase its rates by 5.9% beginning on June 14 for interstate and intrastate traffic and for selected shipments between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. FedEx Freight provides less-than-truckload (LTL) freight services—…

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May 24, 2004




Spiegel Agrees to Sell Flagship Catalog

Two down, one to go: Bankrupt Downers Grove, IL-based Spiegel Group on May 24 agreed to sell its Spiegel general merchandise catalog to Hinsdale, IL-based Pangea Holdings Ltd. Pangea bought Spiegel’s Newport News women’s catalog unit earlier this month. …

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April 23, 2004




Taylor Corp. to Shutter Executive Greetings’s Connecticut HQ

Taylor Corp., the North Mankato, MN-based catalog holding company that won a bankruptcy court auction to acquire multititle business stationery cataloger Executive Greetings last month for $68 million, plans to close down Executive Greetings’s New Hartford, CT-based operations and consolidate …

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April 1, 2004




Acquiring a WMS

Every distribution center requires the functions provided by a warehouse management system (WMS) to facilitate inventory movement, from receiving and putaway to picking and packing — and of course the management of returns. A WMS also serves as an important link …

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April 1, 2004




Bill Could Burn Cigar Catalogers

Fifteen words tucked away on page 18 of a 46-page Senate bill jeopardize the future of mail order cigar firms. The phrase: “tobacco products are non-mailable and shall not be deposited in or carried through the mails.”
The nonmailability issue in …

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April 1, 2004




The Sweet Metrics of Success

Any cataloger that has branched off into brick-and-mortar retailing knows that retail is a “fundamentally different kind of business, requiring different performance metrics,” says Todd Barr, vice president of retail and direct marketing services for Atlanta-based consulting firm Kurt Salmon …

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March 4, 2004




Moore Medical to Clinical Data: Thanks but No Thanks

On March 3, Clinical Data, a would-be suitor for New Britain, CT-based Moore Medical Corp., said it would not raise its offer for the medical and surgical supplies marketer. This announcement came a day after Moore Medical said that it preferred …

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March 1, 2004




Six Steps to Savvy Project Planning

I confess to struggling a bit with the best way to make this material useful. Budgeting for material handling equipment is so intimately tied to the specifics of each set of circumstances (design, functional and operational requirements, retrofit versus new, …

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