Executive ARCHIVE

Firebox.com heats up stateside  Feb 01, 2007 10:30 PM By Tim Parry

When London-based gifts, games, and gadgets merchant Firebox launched a U.S.-based e-commerce beta site in early October, it did so without a multimillion-dollar

L.L. Bean Leaning Toward Canada  Jan 04, 2007 3:52 AM By Tim Parry

In continuing its international expansion plans, apparel, sporting gear, and home goods cataloger L.L. Bean has its sights set north of the border.

Live from ECMOD: N Brown’s Internet Centricity  Oct 26, 2006 12:28 AM By Sherry Chiger

London–N Brown Group is as traditional a catalog company as you can get. It has roughly 20 catalog titles, among them J D Williams, 50 Plus, and Simply Be, most of which target women 45-65 years old.

Live from ECMOD: Prospecting The U.K. Way  Oct 26, 2006 12:18 AM By Sherry Chiger

London–Although it was moderated by an American, one of the two opening sessions at the European Catalogue and Mail Order Days conference here offered a primer of sorts to multichannel marketing in the U.K.

Live from DMA06: FEDMA to Begin Research Initiatives  Oct 17, 2006 8:00 PM By Beth Negus Viveiros

(Direct) San Francisco–The Federation of European Direct Marketing Association (FEDMA) is set to begin a major research initiative at the end of the year, to create an economic analysis of the impact of direct marketing on the group’s 25 member associations.

Office Depot Buys Controlling Interest in Chinese Firm  Oct 02, 2006 4:10 AM By Jim Tierney

The $14.4 billion Office Depot announced Thursday that it acquired a controlling interest in AsiaEC, one of the largest dealers of office products and services in China

Canada Post to Launch Look Book  Aug 24, 2006 2:30 AM By MCM staff

The catalog division of Toronto-based Canada Post is launching the Look Book, a catalog of catalogs from U.S. and Canadian merchants.

British invasion  Aug 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Heather Retzlaff

The British are coming or at least, their catalogs are. About a decade after several U.S. catalogers including Lands’ End, Peruvian Connection, and Talbots

A Look at the London DM Fair  Jun 07, 2006 11:02 PM By MCM staff

Nearly 7,500 direct marketers from 53 countries gathered in London May 9-11 for the International Direct Marketing Fair (IDMF) and Internet World show. For the first time, the two shows were presented concurrently at Earls Court Exhibition Center.

Mexico’s Liverpool launches U.S. site  Jun 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Jim Tierney

Mexico City-based department store giant Liverpool, which last year reaped an estimated $3 billion in sales, in March unveiled an online catalog that






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