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Cover at deadline  Feb 01, 1999 10:30 PM By MCM staff

TEEN APPAREL CATALOG SHUTTERS Just Nikki, a teen apparel catalog launched by retailer Claire’s Stores in February 1998, mailed its last book in mid-November.

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

Uniting to promote e-commerce  Feb 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

The day after Thanksgiving traditionally kicks off the holiday shopping season. This past holiday season, online catalogers and industry organizations

Improving your merge/purge  Feb 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Peter Girard

A quick way to sabotage any mailing is to take the merge/purge process for granted, says Joe Balaban, vice president of business development at Farmingdale,

Thinking outside the mailbox  Feb 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Lisa Henderson

Let’s say a cataloger of tabletop items is discontinuing a china pattern. Database triggers could stimulate this mailer to telephone all the high-value

Illume  Feb 01, 1999 10:30 PM By MCM staff

With more and more people burning for candles, it’s no wonder that manufacturer/wholesaler/retailer Illume has exceeded response expectations with its

‘Jobbers’ sweep out overstocks  Feb 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

No matter how prescient the merchandiser, every cataloger at some point ends up with overstock. While there are a range of liquidation options, including

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

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

Inspired By…  Feb 01, 1999 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Kimber Bishop-Yankee has found a way to “promote the self-esteem of women”-and get paid for it. In November she launched Inspired By…, a Berkley, MI-based






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