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Is the list business dead? Or, to put it more politely, is it still serving the needs of multichannel merchants? Some list firms have added modeling services.
The Sears-Restoration Hardware saga took another turn this week. Sears Holdings Corp. announced on Nov. 26 it is prepared to offer $269 million for the home furnishings company.
Brokers have learned to live with co-op databases, and a few list firms have started their own. But some merchants are going straight to Abacus or NextAction.
Home furnishings and decor merchant Restoration Hardware today announced a merger agreement with an affiliate of private equity firm Catterton Partners.
Are you prospecting for Web buyers and hoping to turn them into catalog buyers? Jim Coogan thinks this may be an exercise in futility.
Call it the e-mail paradox. E-mail to a house file is far and away multichannel merchants’ most cost effective sales tool. Yet the money most companies spend on it is barely a rounding error in terms of their marketing budgets.
The Bombay Co., Inc. and five affiliated companies have filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
(Direct Newsline) The Bombay Co., Inc. and five affiliated companies have filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
Retail sales are sluggish, and high gas prices have put the brakes on consumer spending (and driving). The last cataloger you would expect to be doing well is J.C. Whitney. Yet the auto parts and accessories merchant is cranking, with double-digit growth for the first quarter.
In celebrating this year’s crop of Multichannel Merchant Award winners, one thing is clear: As sophisticated as our industry has become during the past
by George Chang
Posted 3 days ago
Posted 3 days ago