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July 1, 2015

Macy’s Dumps Trump

Macy’s announced today it is pulling the Donald Trump branded merchandise after he made inflammatory and racially charged statements directed towards immigrants from Mexico, calling them “killers and rapists,” according to CNN.

Macy’s said in a statement to …


In Ecommerce, News


May 18, 2015

Ascena Retail Group to Acquire ANN INC.

Ascena Retail Group Inc., owner of plus-sized apparel brand Lane Bryant has announced it will merge with ANN INC., for a total of $2.0 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2015.

Upon closing, ANN INC. stockholders …


In Ecommerce, News

September 29, 2013

How to Be a Master of Digital Disruption

One of the most appealing—and yes, sometimes maddening—aspects of the digital era is that anyone can rewrite the rules. The cost of changing entire industries is quickly falling to zero. Give someone an Internet connection, a couple of …


In Marketing


September 26, 2013

Catalog Mailers May See 5.9% to 6.1% Postal Rate Increase

Catalog mailers may see, on average, a 5.9% exigent postal rate increase based on price changes the U.S. Postal Service has proposed to the Postal Regulatory Commission, according to a statement emailed to Multichannel Merchant by the American Catalog Mailers …


In Catalog, Must Reads

November 1, 2008

Catalog Tracker: August Mailings Slide Back

A Month After catalogers seemed to be mailing more, it looks like they’re cutting back again. The Catalog Tracker service of list firm Direct Media reports a 17% drop in catalogs received in August 2008 vs. August 2007.
The biggest hit was in …


In Catalog, Data & Analytics

November 1, 2008

Back Word

WE’RE ALL ABOUT RECOGNIZING THE MILESTONE ANNIVERSARIES of companies in the multichannel selling industry. But a release issued last month touting the 68th anniversary of Eddie Bauer inventing and patenting the first quilted down jacket in …


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October 31, 2008

The Paragon is Back in Business

Nearly a year after parent company BlueSky Brands shut its doors, one of its larger titles–The Paragon gifts catalog–is making a comeback. Multititle gardening mailer Gardens Alive, which bought BlueSky’s games catalog Bits and Pieces in May, restarted The …


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May 12, 2015

How to Map Your Customers’ Path to Purchase

Selling products to consumers used to be much simpler… a consumer needed/wanted an item, got in their car, drove to the store, maybe did little price shopping by visiting multiple stores, then purchased item.

However, as we all know, …


In Blog, customer experience


September 20, 2013

Marketplace Fairness Act Needs to be Streamlined

For remote-selling companies sales tax is a sustainable advantage, and local businesses and national retailers have been lobbying against it for years.

In the 1990’s, the Supreme Court opened the door for change but Congress hasn’t moved on it.  …


In General & Administration, Tax & Regulations

January 10, 2011

Tony Cox: 2011 MCM Awards Judge

Judge: Tony CoxCompany and position: President at 5th Food GroupYears as an MCM Awards judge: Five years, starting in the early ’90s. Then I took a break, and I am glad to be back.
How would you …


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