A Santa-seeking stampede has led to the resignation of one of Santa's elves. Around 2000 families swarmed "Santa's grotto" after Groupon sent an email advertising its "winter wonderland" train ride — but the grotto doesn't have a train.
New York-based jeweler Harry Winston is poised to open its first flagship store in China next year. Slated for opening "before next January," the flagship store is a sprawling 460 square meters and will boast a 12-meter high façade, which, according to a company spokesman, will become a “billboard to the world, a billboard to the Chinese people.”
Oakley announced the opening of its new store in New York’s Times Square. Debuting in early April, the store will showcase the latest style creations and performance innovations that enrich the Oakley heritage of design excellence.
Below, our annual index of all stories that appeared in Catalog Success throughout 2006, including this issue. (For easy reference, use the print screen.) Cataloger Profiles Cover Stories United Receptacle: “B-to-B Goes ‘Plug and Play’” by Alicia Orr Suman, January Reiman Publications: “The Synergistic Approach” by Alicia Orr Suman, February Boston Proper: “Billion-Dollar Opportunity” by Donna Loyle, May Spiegel Brands: “How Spiegel Recovered” by Paul Miller, June Smarthome Direct: “Growth the Smart Way” by Matt Griffin, July J&L Industrial Supply: “Shaped Up, Shipped Out” by Paul Miller, August Northern Safety Co.: “Safely Ahead of the Game” by Matt Griffin, September AmeriMark Direct: “Steady
© Profile of Success, Catalog Success magazine, April 2006 Interview by Matt Griffin Catalog Success: When was the catalog established? Steve Singer: It was established in the mid-1990s, but it was a very small venture. I came to it in 2000. CS: Where are the headquarters located? Singer: I run the business from my home in Yearington, Nev., but the physical plant is in Stockton, Calif. CS: And your primary merchandise? Singer: Men's hats and accessories. CS: What's your annual circulation? Singer: This year is 1.6 million. CS: How did the catalog get started? Singer: It was started ... by the original owners,