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Blooming transactions  Jul 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

Mergers and acquisitions were blooming in the month of May, especially for gardening products and flower catalogs. And it seems that Ruth Owades’s green

Europe jumps online  Jun 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

Most U.S.-based online catalogers target the U.S. market exclusively-displaying copy only in English, pricing only in U.S. dollars, and shipping only

Vermont’s colorful spin-off  Jun 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Shortly after general merchandise cataloger Vermont Country Store mailed its Goods & Wares spin-off in early April, “I began getting calls from people

The 10 BEST Catalog Prospecting Ideas  Jun 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Bill Nicolai

In the good old days of, say, 20 years ago, the lifetime value of a typical catalog customer was three times the value of a prospect. That meant you could

BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS: A TRICKY ARENA  Jun 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Bill Nicolai

It’s tough to pick great business-to-business concepts. Many business catalogs may look more like a phone directory than a catalog, but they know and

INTERNET AS SAVIOR?  Jun 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

For years, Weehawken, NJ-based Hanover Direct was one of the more acquisitive catalog companies in the business, having bought six titles since 1993 alone.

The 10 BEST Catalog Copy Headlines  Jun 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Herschell Gordon Lewis

As every reader of this publication knows, catalogs use one of four standard headings:1. Name the product.2. Describe the product “phylum.”3. Describe

Green eggs and pants  Jun 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Moira Pascale

Esprit, a San Francisco-based apparel manufacturer/marketer, has tapped into the online market with two separate ventures. In November 1998, its year-old

listings  Jun 01, 1999 9:30 PM By MCM staff

New Lists HEALTH-MINDED The 229,957 buyers of The Mayo Clinic Family Health Book are mostly men interested in personal health.Cost: $90/MSelects: recency,

New day at Spice Sundance  Jun 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

Sundance, the catalog of southwestern-inspired furniture, apparel, and accessories, has undergone major changes in the past year. Not only did the $50






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