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A postal rate hike in 2001 is a rip-off!  Jan 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Mike Muoio

All the hubbub in the mailing industry is currently centered on the “spiritual ritual” known as postal rate making.The tribal leaders and medicine men

BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS: More ups than downs  Jan 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

With a few exceptions, 3Q ’99 looks just like 3Q ’98Of the 12 publicly traded business-to-business catalogers tracked by Boston-based investment bank

Bank tries to get casualwear right  Jan 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Paul Miller

Last May, when Timothy Finley announced his retirement as CEO of menswear cataloger/retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, he said in a statement that the $187.2

Can wine be fruitful?  Jan 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Peter Girard

In November, two Internet wine merchants, Wine.com and Send.com, announced huge infusions of venture capital totaling $90 million. A third marketer, WineShopper.com,

E-MAIL CREATIVE: Getting your e-mails read  Jan 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Moira Pascale

According to Internet consulting firm Fry Multimedia, more than 20% of e-mail recipients made a purchase after reading an e-mail promotion. But as more

Fingerhut buys Popular Club  Dec 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Peter Girard

On Nov. 3, Minneapolis-based Fingerhut Cos. announced plans to acquire $180 million Garfield, NJ-based Popular Club Plan from J. Crew Group for an undisclosed

LEGISLATION: Bill drives away DMV names  Dec 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Peter Girard

New law requires switch from opt-out to opt-inBeginning in June, marketers’ access to information compiled by state departments of motor vehicles (DMVs)

CATALOG DELIVERY: SPOTTY PERFORMANCE  Dec 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Paul Miller

Slow postal delivery in some areas, but no systemwide problemsMore than halfway through the fall/holiday mailing season, a number of the catalogers and

GAO: Postal Service faces tough times  Dec 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Paul Miller

It’s official: In a report issued in late October, the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) states that if the U.S. Postal Service doesn’t find new sources

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS: Fewer deals, but no slump  Dec 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Lack of serial acquirers accounts for drop in third-quarter activityThird-quarter merger and acquisition (M&A) activity among catalogers fell 25%, to






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