Peter Girard

L.L. Bean hunts for women

| Peter Girard

Why would an industry giant like L.L. Bean launch a catalog and not endow it with the company’s 86-year-old brand? The perception that Bean’s fashion

Good Times will still roll

| Peter Girard

The stock market is soaring, consumer demand is steady, unemployment has withered, and inflation is nearly undetectable. The catalog industry has thrived