Look, Ma, no losses!

| MCM staff

The song remained the same for most computer and business-to-business catalogers during the third quarter of 1998, but at least it was a happy tune: continued

At deadline

| MCM staff

FINGERHUT CONTINUES ITS SPENDING SPREE In one week, general merchandise cataloger Fingerhut Cos. acquired a $100 million-plus cataloger and equity interests

FedEx strike threat postponed

| MCM staff

Although the FedEx Pilots Association (FPA) promised not to strike during the ’98 holiday season, catalogers shouldn’t rest easy quite yet. As of early

Catalogers sing UPS blues

| MCM staff

Multititle cataloger Knight’s Ltd. has been a United Parcel Service customer for 20 years. But now St. Louis-based Knight’s is considering ending its

‘Covering’ prospecting books

| MCM staff

Lois Boyle: Using consistent creative elements, customer covers should announce that an old friend has come to visit. Besides the logo, consistent creative

People

| MCM staff

Kim Myers is now the managing editor of Patagonia in Ventura, CA.Eximious has named Jeff Parnell as CEO. Parnell had been vice president of marketing

Slash-and save

| MCM staff

Victoria’s Secret’s announcement that it was slashing catalog circulation 30% signals a change of strategy for the women’s lingerie and apparel marketer.

Strategic exchanges

| MCM staff

Among the participants in Catalog Age’s 1998 Benchmark Report on Lists and Databases (see July issue), only 20% exchange names with competitors. But list