Mark Del Franco

Fall Circ, Post-Postal Rate Hike

| Mark Del Franco

The May postal rate hike, coupled with an increase in paper costs, affected no two catalogers the same way. However, it did cause many to trim fall circulation numbers. Click here for first-hand stories from computer cataloger Computer Gear and automorive book Griot’s Garage.

Mixed apparel: a gender bender

| Mark Del Franco

Not quite sure what mixed gender means? The term describes merchants who sell apparel for both men and women, everything from sportswear to business apparel.

Conney Safety sold

| Mark Del Franco

Nine years after buying the business, K+K America sold Conney Safety Products to private equity firm Caxton-Iseman Capital for $48 million.

Equity firm buys Caswell-Massey

| Mark Del Franco

Caswell-Massey, a multichannel marketer of luxury personal grooming products, has changed hands again. Private equity firm The Equitium Group on Sept. 21 acquired the cataloger/retailer/wholesaler.