August 1, 2002




Attic Treasures

When Smithsonian Business Ventures sent out RFPs to outsource its catalog and online fulfillment last year, the competition was so fierce that the final choice came down to references from some unlikely sources. “We’re very proud of the fact that …

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June 1, 2002




Deal of the Century

Never mind that we’re just a few years into the 21st century: Sears, Roebuck & Co.’s acquisition of apparel and home goods cataloger Lands’ End is, at least so far, the catalog deal of the century.
Anatomy of the deal

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In News

June 1, 2002




THE 19TH ANNUAL CATALOG CONFERENCE: Revamped to Help Catalogers Prosper in Challenging Times

The Annual Catalog Conference (ACC) has seen the catalog industry through both highs and lows over the past 19 years. And while this year is shaping up to be an interesting one for the history books for catalogers across the globe, …

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In Email, Lists & Data - Buisness

April 1, 2002




Registering for Revenue

Universal Screen Arts’ two catalogs, What on Earth and Art & Artifact, sell products such as The Bog Monster (a rubber creature that attaches under the toilet seat to on the inside lid) and Edwardian-style tea gowns. These are the types …

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In Lists & Data - Business-14-05-2013

April 1, 2002




Retail Report: Creative Differences

As more retailers mail catalogs and more catalogers open stores, the line between print sales vehicles and retail traffic drivers has become a fine one. Nonetheless, some differences still remain between the two.
“If your catalog’s goal is solely to …

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February 1, 2002




Sugar & Spice

But is everything nice? Your multichannel customer service offerings need to be as splendidly complete and as thoroughly organized as Wolfgang Puck’s spice racks. Any collection of seasonings belonging to a world-famous chef would never be without basil, paprika, and …

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In Channel Integration, CRM

January 23, 2002




PetSmart to integrate its direct division

Multichannel pets supplies marketer PetSmart has purchased the remaining 16.3% interest in its PetSmart.com subsidiary for $9.5 million and will integrate the division and its direct marketing business, PetSmart Direct, into its overall operations. The company expects less than 100 positions to …

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In Channel Integration, Lists & Data - Buisness

December 11, 2001




Study: retailers marketing smarter this holiday

After analyzing their past online and offline promotions, many retailers are finding ways to offer the minimum discounts necessary to increase sales volume, according to a recent report from Shop.org and Boston Consulting Group.
According to the report, 45% of …

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November 1, 2001




SUPER MODEL

Oh, to sashay down a catwalk affecting an attitude of supercilious cool as the paparazzi gape in hushed reverence at your warehouse, which is absolutely comme il faut.
The odds of this happening may be slim, but it’s perfectly possible, …

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October 23, 2001




Financial Reports: Spiegel, PC Mall, Drugstore.com

Spiegel Group Post $12.3 Million 3Q Loss
Downers Grove, IL–The Spiegel Group (NYSE: SPGLA), which mails the Newport News, Eddie Bauer, and Spiegel catalogs, posted a loss of $12.3 million for the quarter ended Sept. 29. For the comparable quarter of last year, …

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