FOCUS: BABY PRODUCTS –  Mar 01, 2000 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2:30 p.m., Explorer 5.0 ( offshoot of, an online community for women, iBaby bills itself as “the baby everything

AT DEADLINE  Mar 01, 2000 10:30 PM By MCM staff

DAMARK EXITS CATALOG BUSINESS On Jan. 26, Damark International said it will close its $292.8 million discount electronics and general merchandise catalog

Minors are major for Star Struck  Mar 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

There’s nothing minor about Bethel, CT-based Star Struck’s Minor League Baseball business.Thanks to the boom in Minor League Baseball attendance (a record

DIGITAL LEADERS  Mar 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Big Toe proves that even small companies can reap big benefits from going digitalAdvertisements for discounted products often proclaim that

BENCHMARK 2000: OPERATIONS  Mar 01, 2000 10:30 PM By MCM staff

To satisfy customers’ need for near-instant gratification, many catalogers are investing in technology to provide better, faster service. For instance,

APPAREL: market leaders – BRYLANE  Mar 01, 2000 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Bought last year by French retail giant Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR), the formerly public Brylane has built up a solid group of specialty-size and

LIST MANAGEMENT: Should you take it outside?  Mar 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Peter Girard

Outsourcing list management vs. handling it inhouseFeb. 28 marked the end of an era for personalized gifts cataloger Lillian Vernon. The $264 million

CIRCULATION STRATEGIES: Keeping their books in print  Mar 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Jane E. Zarem

Not all mailers are cutting circulation – despite popularity of the WebAccording to research firm Boston Consulting, business-to-business Web transactions

APPAREL: market leaders – L.L. BEAN  Mar 01, 2000 10:30 PM By MCM staff

For decades, everyone wanted to be as good as L.L. Bean. But over the past three years or so, Bean hasn’t been getting as many accolades as it used to.

MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE REVIEW: J. Jill Group reviews Mozart  Mar 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Randy Dow

Hingham, MA-based J. Jill Group bought Mozart from CommercialWare in July 1998 to run on an AS400 platform. The mailer installed Mozart’s order processing

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