Quad/Graphics to Close Arkansas Facility

| Jim Tierney

Printer Quad/Graphics announced plans to cease production at its Jonesboro, AR facility in the fourth quarter of this year as it continues to consolidate work onto its most efficient and competitive manufacturing platforms. Here’s why the 600,000-sq.-ft. Jonesboro plant, which prints catalogs and magazines, employs about 600 workers, will close.

QUARTERLY PAPER UPDATE: Prices flat for now

| Jim Tierney

After a few quarters of rising paper prices, catalogers may be getting a break. Provided overall mill capacity stays the same, several experts expect that paper prices will remain flat for the rest of this year

A new crop of catalogs

| MCM staff

When It Comes to the Web, most merchants are happy to talk about what they’re doing even how they’re doing. Getting them to talk about general sales is

Damn Your Dirty Data

| MCM staff

I Keep My Postal Carrier in Good Shape with the number of catalogs she delivers to my house every day. I’m a frequent catalog shopper and a mail order

letters/opinion

| MCM staff

We just finished reading Herschell Gordon Lewis’ Annual Best and Worst Copy in the February edition of Multichannel Merchant. Wow this is the first time

Variable data printing update

| Jim Tierney

True print personalization namely, customized catalogs and other tailored direct mail communications was supposed to be the next big thing five years