Peter Girard

BENCHMARK 2000 LISTS

| Peter Girard

Whether propelled by a burgeoning economy or racing to beat a January 2001 postage increase, respondents to Catalog Age’s Benchmark Report on Lists say

U.K. softens the VAT

| Peter Girard

Catalog shopping became slightly cheaper in the U.K., thanks to a recent court ruling in favor of horticultural cataloger Plantiflor. The U.K. mailer

Slipcover maker turns mailer

| Peter Girard

Inspired by mushrooming slipcover sales, $80 million manufacturer/ wholesaler Sure Fit plans to aggressively pursue the consumer market for slipcover

SPIN-OFFS

| Peter Girard

Retailer J. Baker was looking for more than growth when it acquired cataloger/retailer Repp Big and Tall last May. The Canton, MA-based company also expected