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GETTING PERSONAL: …with Irwin Langer  Jun 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Irwin Langer

Irwin Langer is the director of operations for Burlington, VT-based gardening and outdoor furnishings cataloger Gardener’s Supply Co.Q. Tell us about

Motivating the troops  Jun 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Shayn Ferriolo

This month’s questionHow do you keep your staff motivated, especially during the off-season?Good help is always hard to find, and it can be even harder

U.K. softens the VAT  Jun 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Peter Girard

Catalog shopping became slightly cheaper in the U.K., thanks to a recent court ruling in favor of horticultural cataloger Plantiflor. The U.K. mailer

Balducci’s spins off direct division  Jun 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Jane E. Zarem

What started as a little gourmet grocery store in New York’s Greenwich Village 85 years ago is becoming a multichannel marketing phenomenon. Balducci’s

DISTRIBUTION COSTS: Pain in the gas for delivery  Jun 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Paul Miller

Will soaring gasoline prices boost postal and parcel rates?Are you getting sick of paying more at the pump? Think of what it’s like to fuel a fleet of

ELECTRONIC MARKETING: E-mail takes off  Jun 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Paul Miller

Many are trying e-mail promotionsThe payoff may not be enormous yet – if even quantifiable – but e-mail marketing is heating up among consumer print catalogers.A

DELIVERY: Passing the white glove test  Jun 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Premium delivery service for hefty hard goodsIn an effort to make ordering furniture by mail more convenient and attractive for consumers, several catalogers,

Consensus on capri-cious fashions  Jun 01, 2000 9:30 PM By MCM staff

Editorial director Laura Beaudry evidently struck a nerve with women with her May editorial “Can you see me in capris?” lamenting the selection of apparel

MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE REVIEW: Mail Order Wizard gets graded  Jun 01, 2000 9:30 PM By Jim Ray

In this issue, Jim Ray, president of square drive screws cataloger McFeely’s, reviews the Mail Order Wizard catalog management software system, produced

DIVESTITURES: F&G selling two units  Jun 01, 2000 9:30 PM By MCM staff

To focus on its core horticultural business, $370 million multititle cataloger Foster & Gallagher will try to sell its $68 million children’s group and






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