January 25, 2006




RedEnvelope Chief Executive Resigns

Alison May, the embattled president/chief executive at $96.5 million print and Web cataloger RedEnvelope, announced her resignation on Jan. 24. She will remain in her position until a successor is named.
San Francisco-based RedEnvelope did not return a phone call requesting …

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November 1, 2004




DECISION TIME

You need to dig deep to determine whether a second George W. Bush presidency or a John Kerry presidency would be best for catalog businesses. The key political issues of concern to catalogers — use taxes, postal affairs, privacy regulation — obviously …

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August 15, 2004




Handling Shipping and Handling with Care

Do you have a returns closet? I don’t mean somewhere in your catalog’s distribution center; I mean at home. If you don’t, you’re probably not ordering much from catalogs or the Internet, or maybe you’re ordering only merchandise you already …

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January 1, 2004




Measuring Efficiency

Supply chain efficiency may be hard to measure, but claims for the benefits of upgrading or completely revamping supply chain management IT systems abound. The current period may not be a bad time to do just that. Says Charles Troyer, …

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June 6, 2003




Material Handling Sellers Dragged Into Reverse Online Auctions

A survey
conducted in late March 2003 by the B2B Research Center—a provider of market-driven research and analysis to the business-to-business community—clearly shows that the growing use of reverse online auctions for the purchase of material handling systems, …

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December 11, 2002




Bush Administration Forms Presidential Commission to Overhaul USPS

Washington–The Bush Administration on Dec. 11 announced plans to form a commission to find ways to overhaul the U.S. Postal Service. While the commission’s primary intent is to find ways to reform the USPS to enabling it to continue …

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March 22, 2002




Reader’s Digest to Buy Reiman Publications

Reiman Publications
, acquired by Madison Dearborn Partners Inc. for roughly $630 in 1998, will be purchased by Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. for $760 million in cash, the companies announced today. The deal, reportedly one of the largest seen in publishing, is also a …

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September 1, 2001




Catalog Copy: Gold and Silver ACA Winners–24K and Sterling?

How can one attack copy in a travel catalog whose typical descriptions begin like this: “THE GLORIES OF RAJASTHAN — princely fortresses rising out of barren plains, warrior clans who fought chivalrous battles with jewel-encrusted swords, airy palaces of marble and …

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June 1, 2001




The New Breed of Innovators

A former editor of the Harvard Business Review, Theodore Levitt, said, “Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.”
It’s not that tough to dream up a new concept, strategy, or technique. Implementing the idea is much …

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May 1, 2001




Legislative Update: Limits on Databases, Use-Tax Proposed

Legislators are making it harder for bankrupt companies to sell their databases. On March 15, the U.S. Senate voted 83 to 15 to approve a bill that would prohibit companies from selling customers’ personal data after filing for bankruptcy if they had …

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