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CONDUCTING A CATALOG OPERATIONS AUDIT  May 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Curt Barry

Promises, promises: All catalogs make them, but the best actually deliver both the goods and the service. Any catalog operations manager can tell you

Buy American with new catalog  May 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Moira Pascale

Americans aren’t the only consumers to value a “made in the USA” label on their products. Lenexa, KS-based Smith-Dale, a wholesaler of U.S.-made handcrafted

Tariff troubles  May 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

What do cut flowers, cashmere, and candles have in common? All of them could cost catalogers a lot more to import from Europe.In March, the U.S. government

Color me accurate  May 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

According to a 1998 study from research firm Cyber Dialogue, 76% of frequent Web surfers felt that “seeing exact color of the product you’re shopping

New CEO for NM Direct  May 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

There’s a new pilot at the helm of NM Direct, the $284 million catalog division of luxury goods retailer Neiman Marcus Group. On April 1, Sharen Jester

Coldwater Cools Off  May 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

For three years, apparel and gifts cataloger Coldwater Creek was hot. Sales grew an average of 60% a year, from $76 million in 1995 to $247 million for

The Consumer catalog shopping survey  May 01, 1999 9:30 PM By MCM staff

Catalog Age has been doing primary research on the catalog industry for the past 15 years. In fact, we do more research on the catalog business (nine

ask the experts  May 01, 1999 9:30 PM By MCM staff

Tim Choate is president/CEO of FreeShop.com, a Seattle-based online source of free offers and special deals from major marketers.When customers join your

Not tracking, not tracing…  May 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Paul Miller

After two and a half years of development, the U.S. Postal Service rolled out its parcel delivery confirmation system on March 14. The USPS has hyped

Bending your schedule  May 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment average in February hit 4.3%, the lowest it’s been in a generation. This tight






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