Putting its properties to work

| Paul Miller

Following New England Business Service’s (NEBS) year-and-a-half acquisition spree, which resulted in the purchase of a total of four catalogs, and culminated

People

| MCM staff

Fingerhut Companies named William Lansing, currently vice president of business development for General Electric Corp., as president. He will focus on

Printing presses on

| Shannon Oberndorf

Catalogers have long turned to printers for services beyond those that can strictly be defined as printing. According to the 1997 Catalog Age Benchmark

People

| MCM staff

Claire’s Stores named Brian Doyle president/chief operating officer of Just Nikki, an apparel catalog for teenage girls and young women. Before joining

Postal Prognosis: Positive

| Paul Miller

By 2001, the U.S. Postal Service’s most important customer group will likely be catalogers and other advertising mailers. While the once-dominant first

Reinventing list firms

| Mark Del Franco

As mailers continue to pursue more targeted names, delivered quickly and on the cheap, list companies, service bureaus, and list compilers will be scrambling