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“Seeds of Passion” Propel Mount Horeb Mustard Museum  Sep 21, 2006 12:34 AM By Mark Del Franco

Mount Horeb Mustard Museum doesn’t have the resources of a Lands’ End or a J.C. Penney. But what the purveyor of

Abacus: Traditional Mail Order Still Rules  Sep 18, 2006 7:45 PM By MCM staff

According to the Abacus 2006 Multichannel Trend Report, the majority of direct sales captured in 2005 continued to take place via traditional “mail order” (phone/mail/fax), with 51% of households ordering through traditional channels.

Investing the Right Amount in Prospecting  Sep 18, 2006 7:32 PM By Michelle Farabaugh

To profitably grow a business, you need to invest the right amount in prospecting. But what is that right amount? It varies by company based on several factors including sales goals, profitability targets, short- and long-term strategic plans, and how customer lifetime value (LTV) compares with acquisition costs.

Rental List Selects Are Worth Their Weight in Gold  Sep 10, 2006 8:04 PM By Jim Coogan

Jim Coogan, president of Santa Fe, NM-based consultancy Catalog Marketing Economics, says that it is worthwhile to pay for those extra selection charges to get the most targeted names available from rental lists. After all, the incremental response from taking the best-of-the-best names from a rental list will pay the extra costs of the selects.

Financial Reports: Delia’s, Jos. A. Bank, Cutter & Buck  Sep 08, 2006 6:19 PM By MCM staff

Multititle mailer Delia’s, cataloger/retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, and manufacturer/marketer Cutter & Buck all enjoyed year-over-year sales growth for the quarter

Spiegel Brands Acquires Carabella, A.B. Lambdin  Sep 07, 2006 2:54 AM By Jim Tierney

San Francisco-based private equity firm Golden Gate Capital Corp. has made no secret about its intention of building a billion-dollar family of apparel companies. On Sept. 6 it appeared to have reached its goal.

Essence by Mail Lives On in Ella Starr  Sep 07, 2006 1:55 AM By Tim Parry

New York-based apparel manufacturer Mink Marketing has launched its first catalog. But the new title, Ella Starr, is something of a direct descendant of the now-defunct Essence by Mail.

Sara Lee Completes Hanesbrands Spin-off  Sep 07, 2006 1:27 AM By MCM staff

Food and consumer goods manufacturer/marketer Sara Lee Corp. has completed its spin-off of its apparel business.

MULTICHANNEL INVENTORY: What You Need to Know  Sep 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Curt Barry

It sounds like a sci-fi trilogy: Past, present, and future merge to provide a single, optimal inventory experience. Multichannel merchants manage inventory

The best befriend benefit copy  Sep 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Herschell Gordon Lewis

This column, as veteran (or more accurately, resolute) readers of Multichannel Merchant know in advance, limits comments to copy. Copy isn’t always in

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