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Marketing ARCHIVE

Storehouse Forced to Liquidate  Oct 10, 2006 4:39 AM By MCM staff

Home furnishings cataloger/retailer Storehouse is to close all 77 of its stores and its direct business following a court-ordered bankruptcy liquidation sale.

Base Marketing Investments on Customer Value  Oct 09, 2006 5:23 PM By Marc Fanelli

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Abacus Indicator: Shift to Online Sales Increases  Oct 09, 2006 5:19 PM By MCM staff

According to the Abacus 2006 Multichannel Trend Report, the shift from call center sales to Website sales continues. In a benchmark group of multichannel merchants, 25% of direct sales were conducted via Websites in 2005, compared with 20% in 2004–a 25% increase year over year.

Breakfast With Bean  Oct 06, 2006 3:07 AM By Mark Del Franco

Though Leon Leonwood Bean barely had an eighth grade education, he mastered the golden rule of retailing: Sell good merchandise and treat the customers like human beings, and they will always come back for more.

Lands’ End Founder Gary Comer Dead  Oct 05, 2006 10:42 PM By MCM staff

Gary Comer, who founded apparel and home goods catalog giant Lands’ End, died in Chicago on Oct. 4.

Neiman Marcus: Send a Loved One to Outer Space This Christmas  Oct 05, 2006 3:00 AM By Tim Parry

Your spouse wants a 2001 BMW Individual M6 Convertible for Christmas, though you’d rather send him or her into outer space. But if you don’t get him or her the wheels, you could end up in the doghouse, albeit one that starts at $5,000.

Online Marketers, Shoppers Getting a Jump on Holiday 2006  Oct 05, 2006 2:32 AM By Heather Retzlaff

Consumers are gearing up to start the holiday season earlier this year, according to the 2006 eHoliday Mood Survey conducted by trade association Shop.org and comparison shopping Website Shopzilla,

Femail Creations Founder Launches Home-Party Business  Oct 04, 2006 2:55 AM By Tim Parry

Lisa Hammond is celebrating the 10th anniversary of her Femail Creations catalog–by launching a home-party business.

Jingle Bells, PR Sells  Oct 04, 2006 2:47 AM By MCM staff

Starting in July and continuing through January is the

As Congress Adjourns, Postal Reform Stalls  Oct 03, 2006 12:54 AM By Mark Del Franco

Though legislators and mailers worked past midnight on Saturday night–the session adjourned at 12:25 a.m.– an agreement was not reached on a conference bill that resolved the differences between the Senate (S. 662) and House (H.R. 22) postal reform bills.






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