People

| MCM staff

Paul F. Robinson has been named chief financial officer of Stamford, CT-based PC Flowers & Gifts, an Internet flower and gift service. Robinson was formerly

Pet peeved

| MCM staff

It may be hard to imagine the King of High Tech, Sharper Image catalog/retail empire founder Richard Thalheimer, steam-cleaning pet stains out of a carpet,

Potpourri gets Back in the Saddle

| MCM staff

Potpourri Collections, the $35 million parent company of gift catalogs Potpourri and Expressions, and needlecraft titles The Stitchery and Counted Cross

A license to profit

| MCM staff

The Microsofts, Lotuses, Adobes, and other heavy hitters of the estimated $5.6 billion software industry don’t want you to sell software to business customers

A home run market

| Paul Miller

Just as consumer catalogers are riding high on the home decor-buying wave, some business-to-business mailers are benefiting from the home construction

Print & Production

| MCM staff

Instant gratification. That’s what consumers want in the ’90s, and catalogers aim to please. But for years, mailers have been hard-pressed to get their

People

| MCM staff

Gail Farlee has joined Chicago-based auto parts cataloger J.C. Whitney as director of customer relations. Formerly a director of telecommunications and

A French catalog connection

| MCM staff

How to build an international infrastructure is one of the most daunting-not to mention expensive-considerations for any cataloger contemplating mailing

Real-time risks

| MCM staff

Any good business plan includes an analysis of the competition. And in the world of online selling, it’s relatively easy to see how your competitors are