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Former Vermont Teddy Bear CEO Buys Cycling Catalog  May 02, 2009 12:41 AM By Tim Parry

Elisabeth Robert, former president/CEO of the Vermont Teddy Bear Co., is getting into cycling. Robert announced April 30 that she has acquired a majority interest in sports and apparel merchant Terry Precision Cycling.

No More Direct For Wearguard-Crest  May 01, 2009 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

Food Service and Facilities Management Giant Aramark Corp. will stop selling its WearGuard-Crest work apparel and accessories brand in its catalog and

Names Leaving the Home Market  May 01, 2009 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

The home products catalog market lost 600,000 active names in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to New York-based list brokerage services firm ParadyszMatera.

Paper Wishes Takes On Its Own Fulfillment  Apr 22, 2009 8:41 PM By Tim Parry

Multichannel crafts merchant Paper Wishes in late 2007 thought it would be a good thing to bring its fulfillment closer to home by choosing a nearby outsourcer. But after a disastrous experience with a local third-party provider, the marketer last year decided to take charge its own fulfillment.

Q&A with E-Tailing Group’s Lauren Freedman  Apr 21, 2009 2:44 AM By Tim Parry

E-commerce consultancy E-Tailing Group last week released its Eighth Annual Merchant Survey. What does the survey of some 190 senior e-commerce executives reveal? MULTICHANNEL MERCHANT senior writer Tim Parry caught up with E-Tailing Group president Lauren Freedman to discuss the findings

Talbots Considering Global Sourcing, Importing Firm  Apr 15, 2009 7:42 PM By Tim Parry

The Talbots is looking to get some help in sourcing and importing goods. The struggling women

Talbots Gets More Funding Despite 4Q Sales Tumble  Apr 15, 2009 6:11 AM By Tim Parry

Troubled women

WearGuard-Crest Brands to Get Out of Direct  Apr 11, 2009 3:16 AM By Tim Parry

Aramark Corp. will stop selling its WearGuard-Crest work clothing and accessories brand in its catalog and direct mail pieces. The exit from catalog and direct sales is expected to take place over the course of many months.

Gifts Universe on the Decline  Apr 01, 2009 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

The Gifts and Collectibles Catalog Market Segment is losing names. The universe shrank about 11%, or about 2.3 million names, from the fourth quarter

Letter Mailers Want Same Postal Break as Catalogers  Mar 26, 2009 7:06 PM By Tim Parry

Stating it is

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