June 30, 2004
Outdoor gear cataloger The Sportsman’s Guide on June 29 bought The Golf Warehouse (TGW), a Wichita, KS-based cataloger of golf equipment, in an all-cash transaction valued at about $30 million. The acquisition gives the South St. Paul, MN-based Sportsman’s Guide, …More...
June 1, 2004
April 19, 2004
Chicago—Cost-cutting remains the mantra of most businesses. Luckily, says Marc Wulfraat, managing partner at logistics consultancy Kom International, making small changes in your distribution facility can add up to significant savings. The topic was the theme of his Monday …More...
May 1, 2002
Variety may be the spice of life, but too much of either variety or spice leads to imbalance. The inherently variable nature of warehouse and distribution operations is both a curse and a blessing. On the one hand, it is …More...
April 23, 2002
Seeking greater efficiencies and improved fulfillment speed, mature women’s apparel cataloger Appleseed’s on April 22 broke ground on an 88,000-sq.-ft. expansion of its existing 90,000-sq.-ft. fulfillment center in Beverly, MA.
The new space, which will be completed …
April 2, 2002
Norwalk, CT-based computer cataloger Micro Warehouse already reaps $400 million a year in sales to the government and schools. But to better target those lucrative markets, the $1.9 billion marketer has launched Micro Warehouse Gov/Ed, a wholly owned subsidiary.
Bill Shafley, …
October 1, 2001
When Jacksonville, FL-based Venus Swimwear bought Middleton, WI-based WinterSilks in 1998, Venus president Daryle Scott spoke of the operational synergies and additional revenue stream that the acquisition would bring.
But before the swimwear cataloger could reap the benefits, it had to …
September 28, 2001
Rhinelander, WI–The economy may have gone to the dogs for some marketers, but pet supplies cataloger Drs. Foster and Smith has grown its business 20% overnight. The cataloger acquired Dayton, OH-based pet supplies mailer Pet Warehouse on Sept. 26. According to Drs. …More...
February 23, 2005
Imagine if you could improve — even double — workforce productivity in the warehouse or distribution center. Wouldn’t that be sweet? In their new book, “Warehouse Productivity,” authors Ron Hounsell and Pat Kelley present a blue-collar incentive plan that is …More...
February 23, 2005