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Appleseed’s buyout  May 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Brenda Koskinen, the president/ CEO of women’s apparel catalog Appleseed’s, obviously believes in the future of the company: In March she bought the Beverly,

J. CREW QUITS ON CW  May 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

A last-minute buyer saved J. Peterman from shutting its catalog doors for good, but Clifford & Wills (CW) wasn’t so lucky. Having put CW up for sale nearly

Feel-good ordering  May 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Liz Kislik

No matter how well targeted your mailing lists, how inviting your photography, or how compelling your product descriptions, you can lose sales if customers

CONDUCTING A CATALOG OPERATIONS AUDIT  May 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Curt Barry

Promises, promises: All catalogs make them, but the best actually deliver both the goods and the service. Any catalog operations manager can tell you

Buy American with new catalog  May 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Moira Pascale

Americans aren’t the only consumers to value a “made in the USA” label on their products. Lenexa, KS-based Smith-Dale, a wholesaler of U.S.-made handcrafted

Tariff troubles  May 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

What do cut flowers, cashmere, and candles have in common? All of them could cost catalogers a lot more to import from Europe.In March, the U.S. government

Color me accurate  May 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

According to a 1998 study from research firm Cyber Dialogue, 76% of frequent Web surfers felt that “seeing exact color of the product you’re shopping

New CEO for NM Direct  May 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

There’s a new pilot at the helm of NM Direct, the $284 million catalog division of luxury goods retailer Neiman Marcus Group. On April 1, Sharen Jester

Coldwater Cools Off  May 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

For three years, apparel and gifts cataloger Coldwater Creek was hot. Sales grew an average of 60% a year, from $76 million in 1995 to $247 million for

The Consumer catalog shopping survey  May 01, 1999 9:30 PM By MCM staff

Catalog Age has been doing primary research on the catalog industry for the past 15 years. In fact, we do more research on the catalog business (nine






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