News roundup—20th June 2008

News roundup—20th June 2008

Courier and fulfilment services provider
Parcelnet has acquired the courier business of
TNT Post, including its contract with multititle
mailer JD Williams. A division of Otto
Group, which also owns Freemans,
Grattan and Oli, among other
catalogues, Parcelnet last year bought the courier network of
multibrand cataloguer Redcats.

Music, games, films and books merchant has opened a warehouse in
Leicestershire to handle fulfilment of book orders, writes Play had previously used a
third party to fulfil those orders.

“Moves to break down national borders in internet
retailing so that customers can take advantage of prices offered
by companies in different countries are to be championed by the
EU’s consumer protection commissioner,” reports the Financial Times.

Hilary Blume, founder of charitable-gifts organisation
Good Gifts Catalogue, was made a Dame as part of
the Queen’s Birthday Honours this week, notes the Jewish Chronicle.

Multi title mailer Express Gifts has expanded
its printing contract with Pindar Group. According to the Scarborough Evening News, Express Gifts
is now spending £1.85 million with Pindar, up from £1
million. A division of Findel, Express’s
titles include Studio and

Sainsbury’s loss is Asda’s,
Tesco’s and Ocado’s gain:
Since Sainsbury’s was forced to stop offering online shopping
earlier this week due to technical difficulties, other grocers
are offering promotions and running ads to win over its
customers, reports The Independent.

A writer for Ireland’s
Southern Star
waxes lyrical about the
Oxendale catalogue’s swimwear collection.


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