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Brylane buyout?  Jan 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

French catalog/retail behemoth Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR) isn’t content with owning 49.9% of New York-based cataloger Brylane and launching a U.S.

View from The Hill  Jan 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

Newt may be gone, but as far as catalogers are concerned, little else has changed on Capitol Hill. “There wasn’t much turnover in terms of faces in Congress,”

‘Covering’ prospecting books  Jan 01, 1999 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Lois Boyle: Using consistent creative elements, customer covers should announce that an old friend has come to visit. Besides the logo, consistent creative

Catalog creative redefines image  Jan 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Lynn Dougherty

Jewelry and tabletop gifts retailer Michael C. Fina has always been known as a discounter. But the family-owned business is changing its image, in part

Pet peeved  Dec 01, 1998 10:30 PM By MCM staff

It may be hard to imagine the King of High Tech, Sharper Image catalog/retail empire founder Richard Thalheimer, steam-cleaning pet stains out of a carpet,

Mail Order Medical Supply  Dec 01, 1998 10:30 PM By MCM staff

When Mail Order Medical Supply (MOMS) took its catalog to the Web in July, it didn’t expect gangbuster online sales. “We were somewhat concerned about

Deluxe sells books-finally  Dec 01, 1998 10:30 PM By Paul Miller

Deluxe Corp., which had been searching for a buyer for its Current Social Expressions and Paper Direct titles since November 1996, finally found one.

New Lists  Dec 01, 1998 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Weekend Scientists The 35,027 American Science & Surplus catalog buyers are primarily men 25-45 years old who have children living at home. They’ve bought

Critical issues & trends  Dec 01, 1998 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Despite the overseas fiscal turbulence that’s been threatening the U.S. economy for months, and before the scandal in Washington came to a head, the participants

Customer’s wish is Xtras’ command  Dec 01, 1998 10:30 PM By Lynn Dougherty

A high-tech market requires high-tech customer communication strategies, or so business-to-business software cataloger Xtras has concluded. Responding






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