Ecommerce and Catalog Impacting Back-to-School Spending

| MCM staff

Back-to-school shopping is no longer just about going to the mall for clothing and school supplies. This infographic from the National Retail Federation explains how catalogs are still a back-to-school driver, and how ecommerce is grabbing a bigger piece of the pie.

New Pig Turns Its Snout at Traditional B-to-b Catalogs

| Erin Lynch

When it comes to traditional business-to-business catalogs things can get boring. It’s generally pages and pages filled with products, prices and a few images of putting those products to use. Generally most business-to-business sellers take the simple and safe approach, but there is one company, New Pig, that refuses to stay inside the lines.

Brentwood Associates Acquires Sundance Catalog

| Jim Tierney

Private equity firm Brentwood Associates has acquired a majority stake in women’s apparel and accessories, jewelry, and home furnishings seller Sundance Catalog from ACI Capital, Webster Capital and Sundance catalog founder Robert Redford, who will retain minority stakes in the 23-year-old company.