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Smith & Hawken Facing Liquidation  Jul 08, 2009 3:06 AM By Tim Parry

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. has not found a buyer for its struggling Smith & Hawken division, and may be liquidating the high-end home and garden merchant by week’s end.

Data cards come to life with video  Jul 01, 2009 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

It’s lights, camera, action for data cards, now that direct marketing tool provider NextMark is giving its list firm clients the option to add video to

Food Catalog Buyers Level Off  Jul 01, 2009 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

The Food Catalog Market Totals 8.7 Million Active Names, according to New York-based list brokerage services firm ParadyszMatera. That amount is down

Staffers Star in Lion Brand Yarn Podcasts  Jun 30, 2009 1:35 AM By Tim Parry

Since it sells yarn through big box stores such as Walmart and Michaels, Lion Brand Yarn was afraid its customers had a misconception that it was a large, faceless corporation. Now thanks to social media efforts, its customers know all about Lion Brand Yarn employees Liz Shaw and Zontee Hou.

Dress Barn Acquires Tween Brands  Jun 26, 2009 8:49 PM By Tim Parry

Woman’s clothing retailer Dress Barn has acquired Tween Brands in an all-stock deal worth $157 million. The merger deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter, and has been approved by both company

InfoGroup Merging Direct Media With Millard  Jun 26, 2009 2:34 AM By Tim Parry

List conglomerate InfoGroup said today it will merge list firms Direct Media and Millard Group into a single entity called Direct Media Millard on July 1.

Keep an Eye on Warehouse Labor Costs  Jun 24, 2009 7:59 PM By Tim Parry

Your customers are finally buying again, and your warehouse is getting busier. But is it time to bring back all of the workers you had to lay off earlier in the year?

Live From Internet Retailer: Traditional Catalog Model Shifting For CWDKids  Jun 18, 2009 2:13 AM By Tim Parry

Do catalogers still have a future if customers continue to shift their focus to other channels?

Live From Internet Retailer: Take the Good Customer Reviews With the Bad  Jun 17, 2009 1:32 AM By Tim Parry

Getting negative customer reviews? Don’t sweat them

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