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Victoria’s Secret: Another Big-time Catalog Bites the Dust

Over the last several years, a number of prominent retailers have cut back on or eliminated their print catalogs. Often the costs became too high; and producing online catalogs became more effective. The latest major retailer to decide to eliminate … Continue reading

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An Upscale Catalog War: Neiman Marcus Vs. Saks

For years, Neiman Marcus has led the way among upscale retailers with its elaborate annual Christmas catalog. Click below to access this year’s catalog.   This year, Neiman Marcus faces a new luxury catalog challenger — Saks. Click below to … Continue reading

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Ikea: Cutting-Edge Catalogs

Ikea is a global powerhouse in furniture retailing. It operates about 340 stores in 40 countries. “The Ikea Concept is created to give the many people, regardless of the thickness of their wallets, the possibility to furnish their homes – even when times are … Continue reading

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New Ikea Catalogs: A 3-D Look

Ikea is one of the world’s best global retailers; and it is always looking for ways to excite its customers while also keeping costs under control — in order to maintain its low-price strategy and generate profits at the same … Continue reading

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Multichannel Merchant’s 2012-2013 Outlook for Catalogs

Multichannel Merchant’s 2012-13 Catalog Outlook Report, sponsored by Ripon Printers, can “help evaluate, benchmark, and plan” a catalog strategy and its related tactics.  Click the image to access the 5-page report.    

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