Canadian Tire Goes Direct  Mar 21, 2001 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Toronto–After some 80 years as a single-channel retailer, Canadian general merchandise marketer Canadian Tire Corp. has gone multichannel. With its March

Americans Cautious About Discretionary Spending  Mar 21, 2001 10:30 PM By MCM staff

New York–Most Americans are cautious about their discretionary spending this year, according to the 2001 American Express Retail Index on everyday spending.

B-to-B E-Commerce Projections Lowered  Mar 21, 2001 10:30 PM By MCM staff

San Jose, CA–The current economic downturn has tapped the brakes on business-to-business e-commerce, according to market research firm GartnerGroup.

Financial Reports: Delia’s, Brookstone, Alloy, Ridell, Specialty,  Mar 21, 2001 10:30 PM By MCM staff


Operations & Management: Spotlight On…Gardener’s Supply Co.  Mar 15, 2001 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Gardener’s Supply Co.’s Call Center Burlington, VT-based Gardener’s Supply Co. is a $50 million, employee-owned cataloger selling gardening equipment,

Executive Forum: Sleeping with the Enemy  Mar 15, 2001 10:30 PM By Ken Hawk

cooperating with the competition is the new way of doing business Wake up, catalogers! The cold war is over, and so are the old views of competition.

Climate-Controlled Banner Ads  Mar 15, 2001 10:30 PM By Moira Cotlier

Everybody talks about the weather, according to the saying, but no one does anything about it. Until now, that is. With its aptly named Weather-Triggered

CATALOG AGE Benchmark 2001 on Operations  Mar 15, 2001 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Catalogers often talk about the importance of giving customers the convenience of shopping from a variety of channels. But with the emphasis on multichannel

OfficeMax to Close 50 Stores  Mar 15, 2001 10:30 PM By Moira Cotlier

Blaming the slowing economy, office supplies cataloger/retailer OfficeMax will close 50 of its 996 stores this spring in an attempt to reduce capital

L’Art de Vivre Lives It Up with Investment  Mar 15, 2001 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

After an $8 million capital investment in October, New York-based luxury gifts marketer L’Art de Vivre has big plans to broaden its catalog and online

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