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at deadline  Aug 01, 2000 9:30 PM By MCM staff

VIKING’S NELSON CLIMBS TO THE TOP Bruce Nelson, who succeeded the retired Irwin Helford last year as president/CEO of Viking Office Products, was promoted

CATALOG STOCKS RISING – slowly  Aug 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

At first glance, the numbers indicate that direct marketing stocks are on a roll: up 64.1% over the past 12 months, much higher than Standard & Poor’s

B-to-b e-financing still out there  Aug 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Paul Miller

Despite widespread reports that financing for Internet start-ups – particularly b-to-b portals – has been drying up, the following investment firms each

MERCHANDISING: Fashion dressing up home  Aug 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Melissa Dowling

Apparel trends continue to drive home decorWhile the apparel industry has long influenced other merchandising sectors, the fashion influence is hitting

THE CATALOG AGE 100: THE HEAVY HITTERS  Aug 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Paul Miller

B-to-b reigns again; consolidation slows somewhatAs in 1997 and 1998, the strength of the business-to-business sector was the big news among the companies

ECONOMIC TRENDS: Sales slowdown?  Aug 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Mailers downplay sluggish economyJust six months ago, consumer confidence was nearly at a record high, unemployment was almost at a record low, and the

From b-to-b supplier to partner, via the Web  Aug 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Robert J. Murray

In the business-to-business world, the World Wide Web is one of the most lucrative opportunities for growth to come along in years. According to Forrester

BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION: Frederick’s files Chapter 11  Aug 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Paul Miller

Despite filing, no layoffs or cutbacks are plannedAlthough Frederick’s of Hollywood filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month, catalog vice

Mailers: USPS overstates contingency needs  Aug 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Paul Miller

How much of a contingency budget is too much? That question was at the heart of recent testimony in the current postal rate case.In testimony filed in

Norm Thompson bullish on recycled paper  Aug 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Paul Miller

In the November 1999 issue of Catalog Age, Norm Thompson president Becky Jewett wrote in an Executive Forum column that the apparel and gifts cataloger






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