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A present from Asia  Dec 01, 1998 10:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

At least one good thing has come from the Asian economic crisis: Paper prices have gone down. List prices of coated groundwood, for instance, dropped

Web talent: recruit or retrain?  Dec 01, 1998 10:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

Good help is hard to find in any industry, and the new world of electronic commerce is no exception. Depending on a cataloger’s online needs, finding

Doubts in Dodgeville  Dec 01, 1998 10:30 PM By Paul Miller

After three sluggish quarters and a stock plunge of roughly 50% for the year, Lands’ End’s board of directors apparently felt that enough was enough.

Bird Baths  Dec 01, 1998 10:30 PM By MCM staff

A new line of bird baths from Winged Aquatics that sit on the ground-where most birds in the wild find water-is said to attract more species than traditional

Utilities seek the power of catalogs  Dec 01, 1998 10:30 PM By MCM staff

As in the telecommunications and aviation industries, deregulation among utilities is forcing some electric, water, and gas companies to focus on brand

Database-driven deals  Dec 01, 1998 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Merger and acquisition activity remained strong in the third quarter, as 32 deals were consummated, compared to 30 during the previous quarter and 30

Delia’s buys Fulcrum lists  Nov 01, 1998 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

New York-based Delia’s, the $106 million teen apparel cataloger, in September paid $4.75 million for the trademarks and mailing lists of bankrupt Fulcrum

Good for Reader’s Digest  Nov 01, 1998 10:30 PM By Paul Miller

The $2.6 billion Reader’s Digest is “considering becoming a major player in the catalog business,” says vice president/general manager of catalog Jim

Bargains abroad  Nov 01, 1998 10:30 PM By Lynn Dougherty

Catalogers in the U.S. are enjoying at least one beneficial side effect from Asia’s economic ills: better prices on imports. But even as product costs

At deadline  Nov 01, 1998 10:30 PM By MCM staff

DRESS BARN TO LAUNCH CATALOG Discount women’s apparel retailer Dress Barn has begun recruiting executives for the catalog division it plans to launch






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