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Extra Extra: FirstStreet Partners With Online Newspapers  Aug 03, 2006 4:12 AM By Jim Tierney

FirstStreet, a Colonial Heights, VA-based cataloger of home and electronic items, is counting on a new partnership program with U.S. newspaper publishers to grow its business and expand its reach into the baby boomer and active seniors markets.

J.C. Whitney Overhauls Website  Aug 03, 2006 2:36 AM By Jim Tierney

To make it easier for customers to shop for its automotive parts and accessories, Chicago-based merchant J.C. Whitney & Co. in June unveiled its new and improved Website.

Mackenzie Ltd. sold  Aug 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Jim Tierney

Baltimore-based gourmet food cataloger Mackenzie Ltd. was sold in July to another Baltimore company, Astral Foods. The parent company of Chesapeake Bay

Dollars AND Senses  Aug 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Jim Tierney

Sensory merchandising appealing to all of a customer’s senses in the marketing process is especially challenging for catalogers. But improved printing

First-quarter sales up, profits not  Aug 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Jim Tierney

Of the 12 publicly traded consumer merchants tracked by Multichannel Merchant, all but three showed increases in first-quarter sales. And for most of

Yankee Candle Hopes Deal Illuminates a Wider Audience  Jul 27, 2006 1:19 AM By Jim Tierney

Bruce Besanko, chief financial officer for South Deerfield, MA-based Yankee Candle Co., thinks that its $22 million cash acquisition of Petaluma, CA-based Illuminations can help broaden his company

Excelligence Sold to Equity Firm  Jul 21, 2006 2:39 AM By Jim Tierney

On the heels of a very successful 2005, Excelligence Learning Corp. is being acquired by an affiliate of Thoma Cressey Equity Partners for $125 million

Food Cataloger MacKenzie Limited Sold  Jul 13, 2006 3:29 AM By Jim Tierney

Baltimore-based gourmet food cataloger Mackenzie Limited was sold this week to another Baltimore company, Astral Foods.

Lillian Vernon sold, Muoio takes top spot  Jul 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Jim Tierney

Now that Lillian Vernon Corp. has changed hands for the second time in three years, industry watchers are wondering if the new owners and the new president

Paradise found  Jul 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Jim Tierney

The name Wayside Technology Group probably doesn’t ring a bell. But if you are a software professional or a longtime follower of the catalog industry,

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