January 1, 2001




Rev Up Your Circulation

Welcome to Catalog Age’s new column, “Catalog Analysis,” which focuses on the often-neglected analytical and measurement side of the catalog business. Each month, this column will discuss a critical business analysis issue. This month: circulation planning.
If catalogers are consistent …

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December 1, 2000




Pure-plays defend business without catalogs

According to the Direct Marketing Association, at least 17 Web pure-play marketers have launched print catalogs. Food.com, Kidstoysplus.com, Lucy.com, and Gold Violin are just a few to jump onto the print bandwagon.
“The trend is to be in …

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December 1, 2000




MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Third quarter gets busy In the wake of dot-com fever, catalog M&A activity heats up After a sluggish start to the first half of 2000, it looks like merger and acquisition activity in the catalog industry is on the rebound. …

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December 1, 2000




Angelica spins off Life Uniform title

After failing to find a buyer, Chesterfield, MO-based business apparel manufacturer/marketer Angelica Corp. took a different tack: it introduced another catalog to its stable. In September, Angelica mailed 1 million copies of its new Life Uniform catalog.
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November 1, 2000




Rush Enterprises acquires Smith Bros.

You might ask why a holding company with sales of more than $800 million would be interested in buying a specialty cataloger/retailer with approximate sales of $4.5 million. For San Antonio, TX-based holding company Rush Enterprises, the answer is simple: to …

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September 1, 2000




DIVESTITURES

Playboy sells last catalog Critics’ Choice Video bought by fulfillment start-up After agreeing to sell its Collectors’ Choice Music catalog in June, Playboy Enterprises in August announced it would sell its Critics’ Choice Video catalog and Website to Naperville, IL-based …

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August 1, 2000




THE CATALOG AGE 100: THE HEAVY HITTERS

B-to-b reigns again; consolidation slows somewhat
As in 1997 and 1998, the strength of the business-to-business sector was the big news among the companies that make up Catalog Age’s exclusive ranking of the top 100 catalogers for 1999. On the other hand, many of …

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July 1, 2000




DMA catalog members dropping

The number of catalog companies that belong to the Direct Marketing Association has decreased less than 6% over the past three years. But while catalogers accounted for 14% of the DMA’s membership in 1997, this year they represent just more than 10%.
“We’re not …

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July 1, 2000




YOUR NEW MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE

The e-commerce revolution is rapidly changing the structural dynamics of direct marketing management
The e-commerce explosion over the past five years has changed the business of selling goods forever. Catalogers and retailers are rushing to put up sites to sell …

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July 1, 2000




at deadline

PLAYBOY SELLS COLLECTORS’ CHOICE CATALOG Four months after putting its Collectors’ Choice Music and Critics’ Choice Video catalogs on the market, Playboy Enterprises signed a letter of intent to sell Collectors’ Choice to Soundies, a Chicago-based music label/cataloger. Soundies, …

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