October 1, 2008




Transcat Aquires Weston

Transcat, a Marketer of Grade Test, Measurement and Calibration Instruments and Services, has acquired competitor Westcon in a cash-stock transaction valued at about $7.2 million.
Based in Portland, OR, Westcon is a regional distributor of test and measurement instruments with about 1,800 …

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September 23, 2008




Live From NEMOA: The Case for SEO

Burlington, VT — Search engine optimization — the practice of strategically placing keywords throughout your copy so that your Website ranks higher in organic searches for those particular keywords – isn’t easy, but it can give your business a major …

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September 23, 2008




Live From NEMOA: The Value of RSS Feeds

Burlington, VT — If you’re a business owner or top-level executive, you need to know what people are saying about your company online. And if they’re saying negative things, you must be able to react – and quickly – because …

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September 23, 2008




Seta Corp. Signs with Multichannel Service Provider

Seeking to deliver a better customer experience, jewelry cataloger Seta Corp., which also does business as Palm Beach Jewelry, is now using Marketing Alternatives for call center services. Tim Holody, chief operating officer for Seta Corp., says the 50-year-old company …

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September 23, 2008




Live From NEMOA: Orvis Gets Greener

Burlington VT — Removing the 100-year-old dams the Penobscot River in Maine so wild salmon can once again make it to their original spawning grounds. Establishing a “guard patrol” to protect endangered tigers in Cambodia from hunters and poachers. Refurbishing …

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September 17, 2008




Ike’s Impact on Shipping Minimal

Five days after Hurricane Ike blew through town, crews have cleared most of the roads in downtown Houston, power has been restored throughout most of the city, and businesses are gradually re-opening. In the outlying areas, the recovery process has …

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September 17, 2008




Consumer’s Right to Know Act Back Before Congress

If you’re phoning in a catalog order for that special pair of leather shoes you’ve been wanting for weeks, do you really care whether the agent you’re talking to is from Baltimore or Bangalore? Well, apparently some …

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September 10, 2008




DHL’s Mullen To Congress: UPS Deal Doesn’t Violate Antitrust Laws

DHL Express Global CEO John Mullen today told members of the House Committee on the Judiciary that the company’s proposed union with United Parcel Service for domestic airfreight services is not a violation of U.S. antitrust laws. “The proposed …

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September 10, 2008




QCI Direct Using Newgistics for Outbound Shipping

QCI Direct, which sells cleaning supplies and other home improvement products through its Home Trends, Sleep Solutions and Picket Fence catalogs, is now able to provide faster, better delivery thanks to the Newgistics Intelligent Logistics Management system. The third party …

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September 3, 2008




Four Things to Know Before Buying a Robotic Palletizer

Robotic palletizers are becoming increasingly popular in medium- to smaller-sized distribution centers as they look to reduce labor costs, increase throughput, and improve reliability, safety and ergonomics. These automated machines can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes pack …

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