Print Channel ARCHIVE

A surprising lift in January  Apr 01, 2008 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

Consumers may be buying less in the tight economy, but you can’t say catalogers weren’t trying. Catalog Tracker received 353 catalogs in January, up 11% from the 317 delivered to its mailbox in the same month of 2007.

Mail or Mulch  Apr 01, 2008 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

Postmaster General John Potter has challenged customers to reduce undeliverable-as-addressed mail by 50% by 2010. Are you up to the test?

Hallmark Flowers ditching direct  Apr 01, 2008 9:30 PM By Jim Tierney

Hallmark Flowers, a subsidiary of Kansas City, MO-based Hallmark Cards, plans to shut down its direct-to-consumer flowers and gifts business by the end of April.

Cannibals in bedlam  Apr 01, 2008 9:30 PM By Herschell Gordon Lewis

A given: Typically, a consumer prospect looks for the best price rather than relying on loyalty to a distant source. A given: A business prospect looks

Lillian Vernon close to a sale  Apr 01, 2008 9:30 PM By Jim Tierney

Lillian Vernon Corp., which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Feb. 20, has reached a tentative agreement to sell the company, according to documents filed in March in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, DE.

A mixed quarter for b-to-b  Apr 01, 2008 9:30 PM By Jim Tierney

Among the publicly traded business-to-business merchants tracked by Multichannel Merchant, 2007 ended with some winners and some losers. Year-over-year

Good-bye, BlueSky  Apr 01, 2008 9:30 PM By MCM staff

BlueSky Brands is history. The North Kingstown, RI-based parent company of the Paragon Gifts, Bits and Pieces, Bits and Pieces U.K., National Wildlife Direct, and Winterthur catalogs, which also owns McLean, VA-based third-party fulfillment provider AB&C Group, shut down on March 14.

Do consumers get Catalog Choice et al?  Apr 01, 2008 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

What began as a session at the spring NEMOA conference on how kitchen/home products merchant Williams-Sonoma uses customer data in its contact strategies

BlueSky’s bad deal  Apr 01, 2008 9:30 PM By MCM staff

The news that multititle catalog mailer/fulfillment house BlueSky Brands had abruptly shut down last month no doubt came as a shock to many people. Even

Catalogers catch a break on May rate hike  Mar 01, 2008 10:30 PM By Jim Tierney

While it may be cold comfort to the mailers already hurting from the impact of the last increase, the postal rate hike coming in two months is going to

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