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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September 1, 2003




Gold Award, Travel: Mountain Travel Sobek, 2003

“One of the finest presentations I’ve seen in a long time,” said one judge of Mountain Travel Sobek’s 2003 catalog. From front cover to back, each page flaunts exotic, colorful, and culturally rich images. The design of the book combines the …

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September 1, 2003




Russell’s for Men Gets a Circ Boost

In these shaky economic times, many catalogers are cutting back on the frequency of their mailings. Not so $12 million A.G. Russell. The Lowell, AR-based mailer, best known for its eponymous knives catalog, has increased the frequency of its Russell’s …

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August 26, 2003




Study Tests Multichannel Service Success

Are you a true multichannel merchant? Many catalogers talk the talk, but The E-tailing Group sent out a group of secret shoppers out to stores to see who was really walking the walk. And according to the Chicago-based Internet consultancy’…

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July 1, 2003




CHANNEL XING

The time: Four years ago. The familiar opening theme to that TV chestnut, “Mission: Impossible,” is heard, as our hero pushes the “play” button on a tiny cassette recorder. A no-nonsense voice emerges.
“Good morning, Mr. O’Hern. Ritz Camera — a …

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July 1, 2003




Booming on eBay

Multititle mailer Brylane wasn’t satisfied with the recovery rate it was getting on overstocks and discontinued items that it sold to discount stores and “jobbers,” or liquidation specialists. But the company has no such complaints anymore. In November it opened …

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