Susan J. McIntyre is Founder and Chief Strategist of McIntyre Direct, a catalog agency and consultancy in Portland, Oregon offering complete creative, strategic, circulation and production services since 1991. Susan's broad experience with cataloging in multi-channel environments, plus her common-sense, bottom-line approach, have won clients from Vermont Country Store to Nautilus to C.C. Filson. A three-time ECHO award winner, McIntyre has addressed marketers in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, has written and been quoted in publications worldwide, and is a regular columnist for Retail Online Integration magazine and ACMA. She can be reached at 503-286-1400 or

The collapse of a Bangladesh building that killed at least 87 people yesterday is prompting renewed calls for retailers and clothing companies to ensure the safety of workers in the Asian nation. An eight-story building housing several garment factories collapsed near Bangladesh's capital Wednesday morning, killing at least 87 people and trapping many more in a jumbled mess of shattered concrete and bricks, officials said.'s Quidsi unit yesterday unveiled, a new site that's designed to sell children's apparel and footwear. It marks the latest move by Quidsi into the arena of family and home-oriented products, including (pet products); (home products) and (baby products). is selling an array of 40,000 products, segmented by age and gender. Brands such as Carter's, Joe's Jeans, Columbia Sportswear and others are represented. The move could have implications for another Seattle e-commerce retailer, Zulily.

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