January 11, 2004




NEBS Buys Stephen Fossler Co.

Groton, MA-based business forms and packaging supplies marketer New England Business Service (NEBS) on Jan. 7 acquired certain assets of Stephen Fossler Co., a manufacturer of embossed anniversary seals and a marketer of store signage and commemorative specialty products. The $27 million …

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January 1, 2004




Seven Strategies for Expanding Your Business

Ever since the recession dug in its heels nearly three years, survival, rather than growth, has been the goal for many catalogers.
But finally, things are looking up, and marketers are now looking to expand. It’s time to dedicate effort …

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January 1, 2004




Catalog Copy: Sticking My Head into the Lion’s MouthAgain

This job gets tougher every year. Back in ancient times — the early to mid-1990s will do — finding catalogs with subpar copy meant sorting through a stack collected over the previous nine or ten months and picking those with the …

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January 1, 2004




New Year, New Resolutions

Provide true cross-channel convenience. First off, it’s important to clarify what this means. It starts with the ability to purchase across all of your channels equally and efficiently. Circuit City and Sears are two role models for making remote purchasing …

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November 1, 2003




As Good as It Gets

Let’s say you’re in the market for a computer and walk into a Best Buy, Circuit City, or Office Depot store. Chances are, you’ll find the most popular PC configurations for your home or small business on the shelf. But …

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October 22, 2003




A “Sweet & Powerful” Female Athlete

More changes are in store for The Female Athlete. Safety Harbor, FL-based Matrix Group Ltd. bought the intellectual property of Catalog Group, which included The Female Athlete, through a private foreclosure sale in July.
Under its new owner, Female Athlete …

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October 14, 2003




Live from DMA Annual: Cooke, Tait Address Industry’s Top Issues

Orlando, FL—In the Oct. 14 keynote presentation during the Direct Marketing Association’s annual conference here, Gordon Cooke, president/CEO of women’s apparel cataloger/retailer J. Jill Group, and Nancy Tait, president/CEO of Harry and David and Jackson & …

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October 1, 2003




Bricks Aid Clicks

IN THE DAYS when the Web grocery business produced spectacular flops like Webvan, the South African grocery Pick ‘n Pay began developing its business case for a service that would enable shoppers to order groceries online and get them delivered …

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October 1, 2003




Well-Schooled Catalogs

Before sending their children back to school, consumers raided catalogs, Websites, and stores with renewed enthusiasm. The National Retail Federation estimates that families with school-age children will have spent an average of $450.70 on back-to-school items, 2% more than last year, though 1% …

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September 25, 2003




Live from Shop.org: Percentage of Shoppers Among Web Households Remains Flat

New York–Two-thirds of Americans, or 67.5 million U.S. households, have Internet access at home. That’s an increase of more than 51% since 2000. But the percentage of online households that shop online has remained virtually flat at 51%.
Kate Delhagen, research director with …

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