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Sundance Catalog Co. is expanding into retail.
Pier 1 is exiting the direct business. The home furnishings and decor retailer announced on June 21 it will shelve its three-year-old catalog and its seven-year-old e-commerce site by the end of August.
Fiscal problems continued to plague consumer electronics cataloger/retailer Sharper Image during the first quarter ended April 30.
A trio of private equity firms–Bain Capital, The Carlyle Group, and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice–have snapped up Home Depot
At upscale apparel and decor mailer Neiman Marcus Direct, which includes the catalog and online operations for Neiman Marcus and Horchow and the Bergdorf Goodman Website, fiscal third-quarter sales rose 8.7%
Mailers have used zip tables for years to find hot areas to mail deeper and poor areas to avoid. You should consider optimizing your prospecting lists by geographic sweet spots to squeeze more profitable response from prospecting, while cutting out your catalog’s dead zones.
In addition to the typical modus operandi of ordering retail trade area prospecting models from the co-ops, there is a good source of names hidden in the housefile segments, and in prospect lists normally overlooked for traditional catalog mailings, due to marginal performance. There is still some retail gold left in those marginal names you may be thinking of discarding.
(Searchline) The online advertising industry is moving fast these days. But apparently that doesn’t oblige the legal system to keep pace. Case in point: The lawsuit by American Blind & Wallpaper Factory against Google for alleged trademark infringement, which may finally get to go before a jury this November–almost four years after it was filed.
In a company memo last month, Dell founder/CEO Michael Dell referred to the company
Pet supplies cataloger Doctors Foster and Smith is acquiring pet products Web merchant Neeps for an undisclosed price.