January 1, 2004




Pick the Best

Periodically, almost every operation is faced with the task of needing to revamp its picking methods. Common goals for a picking process revision are (1) to meet the changing requirements of specific customers; (2) to improve performance by gaining speed or improving …

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January 1, 2004




3PLs Upgrade, Become 4PLs

In a move certain to raise the stakes in the world of logistics outsourcing, 3PLs have announced their intention to become 4PLs in the near future. Outsourcing insiders acknowledged that the growing complexity of demands placed on them had made …

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December 16, 2003




Collegiate Pacific to Buy Major Distributor

Dallas-based Collegiate Pacific signed a letter of intent to acquire $30 million team sporting goods distributor Kesslers Team Sports. Collegiate Pacific manufactures and markets sports equipment to team and institutional markets. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The deal is …

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December 1, 2003




BENCHMARK 2003: Critical Issues & Trends

How to cut costs without weakening their business continues to bedevil catalogers. Nearly four out of five respondents (79%) to Catalog Age’s 2003 Benchmark Survey on Critical Issues and Trends cited “the need to reduce costs without reducing offerings or services” as …

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November 1, 2003




Micro Warehouse: What Went Wrong?

It’s tough to say what was more surprising: that Micro Warehouse, one of the industry’s largest and oldest computer catalogers, was selling the North American portion of its business to $4.3 billion rival CDW, or that CDW was able to snap …

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March 7, 2002




Limited amends Intimate Brands offer

The Limited
revised its offer to acquire the 16% of Intimate Brands that it doesn’t already own. The original deadline was March 11; The Limited extended it to midnight, March 20.
Under the amended offer, all Intimate Brands shareholders will be offered 1.10 …

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March 4, 2002




Angelica to sell catalogs to Cintas, Medline

Uniforms, textile rental, and laundry services firm Angelica Corp., which mails the Life Uniform and Image Apparel catalogs, said on March 4 that it is negotiating with two buyers for parts of its manufacturing and marketing business, with agreements set to …

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February 22, 2002




Deikel makes back-up bid for Fingerhut

The likelihood of Federated Department Stores selling its Fingerhut Cos. subsidiary has increased significantly now that there’s another offer on the table. After Cincinnati-based Federated announced on Feb. 21 that it signed a nonbinding letter of intent with Wayzata, MN-based …

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February 23, 2002




Fingerhut bidder: I’ll keep company intact

(Direct Newsline) Peter Lytle plans to hold onto all of the assets of Fingerhut Cos. and to keep existing senior staffers if his bid to purchase the company is successful, says Marshall Masko, Lytle’s partner in investment company Business Development …

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February 21, 2002




Federated signs letter of intent to sell Fingerhut catalogs

The waiting is over—maybe.
Federated Department Stores announced on Feb. 21 that it has signed a nonbinding letter of intent with Wayzata, MN-based Business Development Group Acquisitions (BDGA) to acquire its Fingerhut Cos. subsidiary. According to Federated spokesperson Carol Sanger, …

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