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Y2K merchandise scored big in ’99  Mar 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Peter Girard

Even if your catalog didn’t peddle Y2K-themed candles, champagne flutes, or collectibles, millennial merchandise was ubiquitous in 1999. But did it sell?

Licensed to ill  Mar 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Randy Daymude

I read your recent editor’s page in the March 1 edition (“Let’s make lemonade,” page 21). It would be very kind of you and your colleagues to leave the

DIVESTITURES: SHAKEUP AT RIVERTOWN  Mar 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Moira Pascale

President Donna Avery resigns; four titles to closeRivertown Trading Co. has undergone what some might call a millennial makeover. Donna Avery, president

INTERNET STRATEGIES: THE SPIN-OFF PAYOFF  Mar 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Peter Girard

Distinct Internet units: the latest trend among mailersAdult entertainment marketer Playboy is doing it. So is children’s cataloger/retailer Right Start,

BROKERAGE: Brokers: how many to use?  Mar 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Peter Girard

Opinions differ about the number of list brokers you really needFollowing the conventional wisdom that two brokers will find more lists than one will,

FOCUS: BABY PRODUCTS – the natural baby catalog  Mar 01, 2000 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Reviewed Jan. 25, 1:15 p.m., Explorer 5.0 (store.yahoo.com/naturalbaby/naturalbaby.html)a friend of The Cybercritic’s who was intent on raising a child

LIST FIRMS: Direct Media goes it alone  Mar 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Peter Girard

Last July, Greenwich, CT-based Direct Media Inc. (DMI) threatened to break away from parent company Acxiom and merge with rival list firm American List

APPAREL: market leaders – LANDS’ END  Mar 01, 2000 10:30 PM By MCM staff

It’s been a bumpy road in recent years for this $1.37 billion cataloger of conservative casualwear. Having enjoyed rapid sales gains between 1992 ($697

FINANCE: Private money  Mar 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Paul Miller

Investment firms seeking catalogsFor years catalogers have been pleading their case to the investment community: that their established brands and their

MULTICULTURAL MARKETING: Fingerhut’s Hispanic push  Mar 01, 2000 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Cataloger invests in Hispanic mailer Empire Direct to expand in marketWhen general merchandiser Fingerhut Cos. began targeting the largely ignored Hispanic






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