July 16, 2003




Live from the Industry/USPS Flats Summit: USPS Lays Groundwork for Flats Delivery Improvements

Washington–The U.S. Postal Service attempted to make its presence felt strongly during the July 16 Industry/USPS Flats Summit in Washington, cosponsored by the Association For Postal Commerce, the Direct Marketing Association, the Magazine Publishers of America, the Printing Industries …

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November 5, 2008




Replacements, Ltd. Expanding to Mega DC

Seeking to consolidate its warehouse operations into one centralized facility, Replacements, Ltd., which sells replacement pieces for china, crystal, silver, contemporary and collectible tabletop sets, is adding 500,000 sq. ft. to its main distribution center in Greensboro, NC. The project, which …

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November 1, 2008




The new big thing: A look at massive distribution centers

There’s a sizable trend going on in warehousing and fulfillment: Many companies are building or leasing giant, 500,000-plus-sq.-ft. distribution centers known as “mega DCs.”
In the past few years WalMart built two 2-million-sq.-ft. DCs next to each other …

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In Operations & Fulfillment

November 1, 2008




Mixed Apparel Flattens Out: List universe market snapshot

The Mixed-gender Apparel Universe — consisting of buyers of men’s and women’s clothing — increased by 11%, or 1.6 million names, in the past year, according to New York-based list brokerage services firm ParadyszMatera.
The primary reason for the growth is a huge increase …

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October 29, 2008




A Look at Mega DCs

Distribution centers have grown from an average size of 173,592 sq. ft. in 1997 to an average of 308,034 sq. ft. in 2006, according to research by warehouse facilities provider ProLogis. What’s more, the number of “mega DCs,” facilities measuring 500,000-plus sq. ft., …

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October 29, 2008




Henry Schein Boasts Diverse DC Staff

Looking to reduce employee turnover in your warehouse or distribution center? You might take a cue from medical, dental and veterinary supplies company Henry Schein, which is using a unique diversity model for staffing its 300,000-sq.-ft. distribution center in …

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October 25, 2008




Strong Season for School Supplies Mailer Raymond Geddes

So far it’s been a frosty fall in terms of consumer spending. But wholesale school supplies and back to school gear cataloger Raymond Geddes is having a good season, with sales up about 10% over last year.
“Our fall sales …

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October 8, 2008




Technology for Training Contact Center Agents

Looking for a more efficient way to train your contact center agents? You might consider workforce management software. Today’s workforce management systems offer a range of capabilities that go beyond the management of staffing levels. They can also play …

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October 1, 2008




Home Products Universe Remains Flat

If You’re Running a Small Business and are sloppy with administrative processes, get ready to clean up your books.
Buried deep in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (also known as “the housing bill”) is a provision that will …

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October 1, 2008




Bill Means Merchants Must Report Credit Card Sales To IRS

If You’re Running a Small Business and are sloppy with administrative processes, get ready to clean up your books.
Buried deep in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (also known as “the housing bill”) is a provision that will …

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