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Apparel in peril  Feb 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

Casual apparel catalogers Lands’ End and L.L. Bean reported near-flat sales over the past year. Multititle clothing mailer Brylane suffered a 4.7% drop

Back-end Web developments  Feb 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Matthew Cohn

With the Internet now picking up steam as a viable sales channel for catalogers, electronic commerce systems are becoming increasingly sophisticated on

Carriers, unions duke it out  Feb 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Paul Miller

The end of 1998 brought some uncertainty in regard to catalog and parcel carriers’ union relations. The good news: Federal Express pilots are likely to

Give peace a chance  Jan 01, 1999 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Some of the ugliest meetings I’ve ever attended have included managers from the retail promotions and the catalog circulation departments. They’re like

At deadline  Jan 01, 1999 10:30 PM By MCM staff

FINGERHUT CONTINUES ITS SPENDING SPREE In one week, general merchandise cataloger Fingerhut Cos. acquired a $100 million-plus cataloger and equity interests

Genesis regroups  Jan 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Paul Miller

Having spent the better part of its first three years on a catalog-buying binge after raising some $134 million in capital, Genesis Direct has put on

Catalogers sing UPS blues  Jan 01, 1999 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Multititle cataloger Knight’s Ltd. has been a United Parcel Service customer for 20 years. But now St. Louis-based Knight’s is considering ending its

Five service superstars  Jan 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Paul Miller

As the business-to-business direct marketing arena becomes increasingly competitive, and more large companies-such as the office superstores and major

Death of an old catalog  Jan 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Paul Miller

The financial problems that forced Cheyenne Outfitters, a 68-year-old cataloger of western wear, out of business in November can be traced back to 1995,

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,”






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