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New catalog toasts booming wine market  Feb 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

According to New York market research firm Impact Databank, 210.7 million cases of wine were shipped in the U.S. in 1997, up 4% from 202.5 million cases

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

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,”

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.

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

FedEx strike threat postponed  Jan 01, 1999 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Although the FedEx Pilots Association (FPA) promised not to strike during the ’98 holiday season, catalogers shouldn’t rest easy quite yet. As of early

Look, Ma, no losses!  Jan 01, 1999 10:30 PM By MCM staff

The song remained the same for most computer and business-to-business catalogers during the third quarter of 1998, but at least it was a happy tune: continued






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