October 1, 1998




Cornerstone’s next step

The end of summer tends to be quiet for many businesses-but not for Cornerstone Brands. On Aug. 25, the Portland, ME-based multititle cataloger acquired its seventh catalog, Corona, CA-based window treatment mailer Smith & Noble, for an undisclosed sum. Then the next …

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October 1, 1998




PMG Henderson’s promises

When he was named postmaster general in May, William Henderson vowed that catalog delivery would drastically improve this fall/holiday season.
Now, nearly a year since many catalogers suffered through the worst postal delivery service in recent memory, Henderson, in …

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August 1, 1998




Overseas USPS service under fire again

Global Package Link (GPL), the U.S. Postal Service’s low-cost, high-volume international parcel delivery service, has become the subject of a new Senate bill and a new U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) report. But neither governmental issuance is likely …

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August 1, 1998




Saks sold to retail chain

Less than two weeks after announcing that it was exploring “strategic alternatives,” upscale retailer Saks Holdings was sold to retail chain Proffitt’s for about $2.1 billion in stock. The $2.3 billion Saks includes the Folio catalogs of high-end apparel and home decor …

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August 1, 1998




Calender

August 1-5 San Francisco International Gift Fair. George Little Management. George R. Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco. For more information, call 800-272-7469.
6-12 Seattle Gift Show. Western Exhibitors. Seattle Gift Center. For more information, call 206-767-6800.
7-12 Minneapolis …

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August 1, 1998




Barbie’s new sibling

Barbie may finally get her own catalog, now that her parent company, Mattel, has entered the business. On June 15, the $4.8 billion toy manufacturer agreed to buy Pleasant Co., the $287 million children’s products publisher/cataloger/retailer, for $700 million in cash.
Pleasant …

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June 1, 1998




Is the Census in danger?

The U.S. Census is the mother of all databases. The federal government allocates more than $100 billion in federal funds based on census data. And for marketers, the census “is the benchmark of where the population is, how much money …

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June 1, 1998




People

Claire’s Stores named Brian Doyle president/chief operating officer of Just Nikki, an apparel catalog for teenage girls and young women. Before joining Claire’s, he was vice president-marketing for J. Crew.
Macy’s by Mail appointed new members of its merchandising, …

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June 1, 1998




At deadline

RATE COMMISSION REDUCES POSTAGE HIKE On May 11, the Postal Rate Commission (PRC), the independent government agency that has deliberated over the U.S. Postal Service’s July 1997 proposal for rate increases, determined that most of the USPS-proposed rate hikes were too …

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June 1, 1998




Postal Prognosis: Positive

By 2001, the U.S. Postal Service’s most important customer group will likely be catalogers and other advertising mailers. While the once-dominant first class mail sector is expected to shrink from 54% of all mail in 1998 to 50% in 2001-primarily as a result …

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