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Flower power  Dec 01, 1999 10:30 PM By MCM staff

For diet and exercise purposes, our bodies are often compared to fruits. Who hasn’t heard of the dreaded “pear” shape, or the less-than-flattering “apple”?

MERCHANDISING: Web as launching pad  Nov 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Paul Miller

‘Net joins print as a means of testing and introducing productAs a whole, business-to-business catalogers are still far from transferring all their marketing

TECHNOLOGY: Is it finally time for PC/TV?  Nov 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

Service providers are gearing up to offer interactive televisionFuturists have long predicted that consumers would be using their television sets and

Geerlings & Wade acquired  Nov 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

On Sept. 28, holding company Liquid Holdings purchased $34.7 million wine marketer Geerlings & Wade for $40 million. The privately held Liquid Holdings,

USPS files for a ride-along test  Nov 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Paul Miller

On Sept. 27, the U.S. Postal Service filed a request with the Postal Rate Commission (PRC) for an experimental “ride-along” classification change for

CONSUMER CATALOGS: `No discernible trend’  Nov 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

40% of mailers suffered sagging bottom lines – but 60% enjoyed growthResults for the second quarter of 1999 were mixed for the publicly traded consumer

CLOSURES: J. Jill bids Nicole farewell  Nov 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

Women’s apparel cataloger The J. Jill Group (formerly DM Management) announced it will fold its secondary title, Nicole, in response to what president/CEO

five ways to ruin your e-commerce program  Nov 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Bill Kuipers

Legions of Websites are falling prey to five common customer service mistakes. Here’s how to make sure your site isn’t one of themThe world is fascinated

ELECTRONIC CATALOGS: No buzz on DVDs catch on?  Nov 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Paul Miller

DVD-ROMs (digital versatile disc-read only memory) offer greater media capability – more than two hours of video – than CD-ROMs, and seven times the storage

E-MAIL MARKETING: E-lists: Big bucks, few names  Nov 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Peter Girard

So far, it’s hard to tell if e-lists are worth the price – or the troubleAs more Internet-savvy consumers buy goods online, more catalogers are anxious






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