Paper prices to rise

| MCM staff

Prices for coated groundwood, freesheet, and supercalendered (SC) paper grades are expected to rise on July 1 and possibly again on Oct. 1. Paper mills

People

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Claire’s Stores named Brian Doyle president/chief operating officer of Just Nikki, an apparel catalog for teenage girls and young women. Before joining

At deadline

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RATE COMMISSION REDUCES POSTAGE HIKE On May 11, the Postal Rate Commission (PRC), the independent government agency that has deliberated over the U.S.

Territory Ahead chases women

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Who is Isabella Bird? Travel buffs may know Isabella Bird as a turn-of-the-century adventure writer. But for catalog shoppers, her name will be synonymous

Shopping for miles

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According to Inside Flyer magazine, nearly half of the 40 million worldwide participants in frequent flier programs have access to the Internet. So 1-800-Flowers,

Backword

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In putting together our Cataloging 2001 theme issue, we hit up many catalogers, consultants, suppliers, and other industry experts for their professional

Online catalogers unite

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Too many Internet surveys lack information catalogers need to make Web-related business decisions. “There really is no place we can go to talk about our

Varsity cheers on two spin-offs

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Varsity Spirit Corp. is branching out from the football field to the recital hall. The $54 million cataloger, whose core book sells uniforms for cheerleading

SOHO, so good

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By 2001, many more business-to-business catalogers are expected to target the small office/home office (SOHO) market. “It’s clear the home has become