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CatalogNov 01, 2006 9:07 PM By Tim Parry
The Home Depot has dropped two high-end catalogs that it had launched just one year ago. But the big-box retailer has no plans to exit the direct-to-consumer home market.
CatalogNov 01, 2006 7:30 PM By MCM staff
Going into the holiday 2006 season, it’s not the most optimistic of times. Consumers are weary of the Iraq war, leery of another rise in energy costs,
CatalogNov 01, 2006 2:41 AM By MCM staff
Forrester Research says that holiday shoppers are pessimistic this year. But BDO Seidman says that chief marketing officers at leading retailers are quite optimistic
CatalogOct 27, 2006 1:53 AM By Sherry Chiger
London–”Multipositional marketing” and “e-bops” may not be buzzwords yet. But if several of the speakers here at the European Catalogue and Mail Order Days have their way, they soon will be.
CatalogOct 27, 2006 1:46 AM By Sherry Chiger
London–Online public relations isn’t simply a matter of devoting a section on your Website to press releases and the phone number of your PR contact–though that is a key, and often overlooked, tool.
CatalogOct 26, 2006 7:43 PM By Jim Tierney
A year before multititle mailer Redcats USA loses the rights to the Lane Bryant Catalog, it has revealed its new name for the venerable plus-size women’s apparel brand: Woman Within.
CatalogOct 26, 2006 2:47 AM By Mark Del Franco
In a move that fulfills its quest to become a billion-dollar family of apparel companies, private equity firm Golden Gate Capital has acquired low-end apparel marketer Haband Co.
CatalogOct 26, 2006 2:44 AM By Jim Tierney
Scented candles manufacturer/marketer Yankee Candle Co., announced today it was sold for $1.4 billion to an affiliate of Chicago-based private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners.
CatalogOct 26, 2006 12:23 AM By Sherry Chiger
London–What does “The DaVinci Code” have in common with catalog creative? Plenty, according to Lois Boyle, president/chief creative officer for Mission, KS-based consultancy J. Schmid and Associates.
CatalogOct 25, 2006 9:11 PM By Debra Ellis
Reducing fulfillment costs becomes the driving force in many companies. Unfortunately, this creates a dichotomy. On one side, costs are reduced, increasing short-term profitability. The other side is a reduction of service that alienates customers. It reduces growth and long-term profitability. The challenge is to find a balance between service and expense.
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