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Turn Off the TV  Dec 01, 1998 10:30 PM By MCM staff

With the launch of an online version of his Turn Off the TV catalog, president/founder Tim Zier is urging parents to turn on their computers-not to play

Firing Back  Dec 01, 1998 10:30 PM By MCM staff

More support-and acrimony Thank you for having the courage to include your “Editor’s page” on catalog censorship in the September issue. It turned my

A present from Asia  Dec 01, 1998 10:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

At least one good thing has come from the Asian economic crisis: Paper prices have gone down. List prices of coated groundwood, for instance, dropped

Web talent: recruit or retrain?  Dec 01, 1998 10:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

Good help is hard to find in any industry, and the new world of electronic commerce is no exception. Depending on a cataloger’s online needs, finding

Doubts in Dodgeville  Dec 01, 1998 10:30 PM By Paul Miller

After three sluggish quarters and a stock plunge of roughly 50% for the year, Lands’ End’s board of directors apparently felt that enough was enough.

Bird Baths  Dec 01, 1998 10:30 PM By MCM staff

A new line of bird baths from Winged Aquatics that sit on the ground-where most birds in the wild find water-is said to attract more species than traditional

Utilities seek the power of catalogs  Dec 01, 1998 10:30 PM By MCM staff

As in the telecommunications and aviation industries, deregulation among utilities is forcing some electric, water, and gas companies to focus on brand

Banana Republic, round 2  Nov 01, 1998 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Ten years after Banana Republic closed its catalog business, the apparel retailer has relaunched the book. In mid-September, the upscale clothing division

Delia’s buys Fulcrum lists  Nov 01, 1998 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

New York-based Delia’s, the $106 million teen apparel cataloger, in September paid $4.75 million for the trademarks and mailing lists of bankrupt Fulcrum

Good for Reader’s Digest  Nov 01, 1998 10:30 PM By Paul Miller

The $2.6 billion Reader’s Digest is “considering becoming a major player in the catalog business,” says vice president/general manager of catalog Jim






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