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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.

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.

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

Lifestyle: The next big thing  Nov 01, 1998 10:30 PM By MCM staff

In the late ’80s, “niche marketing” was the name of the game; in the ’90s, “branding” became the magic buzzword. As we approach the 21st century, look

Not yet up to speed  Nov 01, 1998 10:30 PM By Lynn Dougherty

Fifteen years ago, the list delivery process was clunky, undependable, and slow, taking weeks rather than days. Today, some catalog mailers claim, despite






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