Richard Thalheimer’s solo act  Jul 01, 2007 9:30 PM By Jim Tierney

Richard Thalheimer is back in action. Less than a year after he was replaced as chairman/CEO of The Sharper Image Corp., Thalheimer has unveiled an e-commerce

The Talbots Names New Chief  Jun 30, 2007 1:05 AM By MCM staff

Apparel cataloger/retailer The Talbots (NYSE: TLB) has named Trudy F. Sullivan president/CEO, effective Aug. 6, 2007.

Sundance Steps Into Store Channel  Jun 28, 2007 3:11 AM By Tim Parry

Sundance Catalog Co. is expanding into retail.

Pier 1 Pulls Plug on Catalog/Web Business  Jun 22, 2007 3:23 AM By Jim Tierney

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.

Sharper Image Sales Slide Continues  Jun 22, 2007 3:17 AM By MCM staff

Fiscal problems continued to plague consumer electronics cataloger/retailer Sharper Image during the first quarter ended April 30.

Home Depot Supply Sold  Jun 20, 2007 1:39 AM By Jim Tierney

A trio of private equity firms–Bain Capital, The Carlyle Group, and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice–have snapped up Home Depot

Neiman Marcus Direct Up 8.7% In 3Q  Jun 14, 2007 1:55 AM By MCM staff

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%

Find Your Geographic Sweet Spots and Dead Zones  Jun 11, 2007 9:38 PM By Jim Coogan

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.

Using Catalogs to Drive Retail Traffic  Jun 05, 2007 7:14 AM By Michelle Houston

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.

Google, American Blinds Get Ready to Rumble over Trademark Keywords  Jun 01, 2007 1:20 AM By Brian Quinton

(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.

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