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Fall Shortfalls  Nov 01, 1998 10:30 PM By Sherry Chiger

The stock market has become a manic roller coaster ride. Wall Street firms have begun mass layoffs. The President could soon be impeached. And as of September,

At deadline  Nov 01, 1998 10:30 PM By MCM staff

DRESS BARN TO LAUNCH CATALOG Discount women’s apparel retailer Dress Barn has begun recruiting executives for the catalog division it plans to launch

What consumer confidence?  Nov 01, 1998 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Despite booming consumer confidence throughout the spring and summer, the second quarter wasn’t particularly encouraging for most of the publicly traded

Few source in cyberspace  Nov 01, 1998 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Using the Web to source for products would make catalog merchants’ jobs easier and more convenient-not to mention reduce travel expenses. But among respondents

Fighting credit fraud  Nov 01, 1998 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Mastercard reports that fraud levels are at their lowest levels in 10 years-about 7.7 cents on each $100 transaction. But according to both Visa and Mastercard,

In search of an ombudsman  Nov 01, 1998 10:30 PM By MCM staff

I long have preached the doctrine of having an outsider-someone not involved in product acquisition or product description-check catalog copy for logic.

Cornerstone’s next step  Oct 01, 1998 9:30 PM By Peter Girard

The end of summer tends to be quiet for many businesses-but not for Cornerstone Brands. On Aug. 25, the Portland, ME-based multititle cataloger acquired

Growing pains  Oct 01, 1998 9:30 PM By Diane Cyr

It’s no coincidence that many entrepreneurs call their catalogs their “babies.” Like their human counterparts, no two catalogs ever seem to grow up in

Missing out on school uniform sales  Oct 01, 1998 9:30 PM By MCM staff

New market opportunities don’t come along every day. Yet one that’s been available for more than a year isn’t drawing many takers. The market is students

Cover  Oct 01, 1998 9:30 PM By MCM staff

INSIGHT BUYS TREASURE CHEST COMPUTERS On Sept. 14, $800 million, Tempe, AZ-based computer cataloger Insight Enterprises bought $50 million competitor






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