April 1, 2001




Trade Groups Argue About How to Fix the USPS

The United States Postal Service is “a train wreck about to happen,” in the words of Harry Quadracci, president/ CEO of printer Quad/Graphics. But the Direct Marketing Association and the Association for Postal Commerce (PostCom) are bickering about the …

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April 1, 2001




the holy Grail of E-commerce

Surely you’ve heard people say things such as “The World Wide Web is as important to mankind as the discovery of the New World!” Or maybe they’ve tempered their ebullience a bit, to something like “E-commerce heralds the end of …

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April 1, 2001




As Web Tax Moratorium Runs Out, Confusion Grows

With friends like these on Capitol Hill, catalogers and Internet marketers don’t need enemies.
The Internet Tax Freedom Act, approved as H.R. 4328 and signed into law as Public Law 105-277, was written largely to encourage the growth of Internet …

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October 1, 2001




Annual Paper Forecast: Down but Not Out

In these pages last year, we predicted that the January 2001 postal hike and a potential economic slowdown would lead to only a modest increase in paper demand among catalogers this year. Whereas catalog paper usage had increased 4.5% between 1999 and 2000, we …

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March 15, 2001




List Watch: Privacy Legislation Outlook

It took members of the new Congress just a few days to propose a flurry of privacy-related bills that could make prospecting and marketing even more challenging for catalogers and online merchants.
All in all, says Jerry Cerasale, senior vice …

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March 15, 2001




Postal Reform: What’s Next?

Mailers shouldn’t expect the 107th Congress to pick up where the 106th left off with regard to postal reform legislation, according to Deborah Wilhite, the U.S. Postal Service’s senior vice president of public policy. “We’re presuming that the slate …

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March 15, 2001




Multichannel Challenges: Caswell-Massey

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Certainly not $20 million Edison, NJ-based high-end toiletries marketer Caswell-Massey.
The company’s rich history predates Franklin Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, and the Declaration of Independence. Founded in 1752, Caswell-Massey counts founding father George …

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September 20, 2001




Miles Kimball to Close Exposures Connecticut HQ

South Norwalk, CT—Coming off a flat 2000 companywide, gifts and novelties cataloger Miles Kimball plans to close down the merchandising and creative offices of its Exposures picture frames and gifts catalog division here and move those functions to its Oshkosh, …

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September 19, 2001




Court Approves Sale of F&G’s Gifts Group, Horticultural Books

Wilmington, DE—The waiting is over, and Brecon Capital Management and Gardens Alive are the lucky bargain shoppers. On Sept. 19, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware approved the sale of substantially all the assets of the …

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March 1, 2001




people

Cleveland, OH-based catalog and direct mail printer St. Ives announced the promotion of Gary Davis to senior vice president. Davis has also been appointed to its U.S. division board of directors, which oversees the company’s offices throughout the U….

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