All in the family

| Charlie Fletcher

This month’s questionWhat are the benefits and drawbacks to working in a family business?It’s said that the family that plays together stays together.

A very scary Christmas

| MCM staff

Tis the season…to fill your yard with plastic pink flamingos? Perhaps, if you look to the Gardener’s Supply Co. catalog for holiday decorating ideas.

A Web of M&A activity

| Mark Del Franco

Although the number of catalog mergers and acquisitions during the second quarter remained the same as during the second quarter of 1998, Web-related

ALC, DMI mull merger

| Paul Miller

American List Counsel (ALC) may become a bigger fish in the list industry pond. The Princeton, NJ-based list firm has signed a nonbinding letter of intent

A Web-only

| MCM staff

Many computer buyers prefer to serve themselves by shopping on the Web, and computer marketers are more than happy to comply. In fact, cataloger/retailer