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Henry Schein buys three Darby companies  Aug 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Medical and dental giant Henry Schein just got a little bigger. On June 21 the $4.6 billion merchant said it would acquire the direct marketing divisions

House passes port security bill passes  Aug 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

The U.S. House of Representatives in May overwhelmingly voted to pass H.R. 4954, the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act (SAFE). According

National Business Furniture Launches OfficeChairs.com  Jul 20, 2006 12:34 AM By Mark Del Franco

In its first major move since being acquired by K+K America in January, National Business Furniture has launched a spin-off Website, OfficeChairs.com

Auto Parts Cataloger Eckler’s Sold  Jul 11, 2006 3:14 AM By Mark Del Franco

Titusville, FL-based Eckler

Bodybuilding.com Sold  Jul 06, 2006 1:48 AM By Mark Del Franco

Private equity money continues to flow into the industry. Case in point: On June 30, Boise, ID-based Bodybuilding.com sold a controlling interest to Lancaster, PA-based equity firm Milestone Partners.

Trimming Your Transportation Costs  Jul 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Along with death and taxes, multichannel merchants can count on rising transportation costs. The chief culprit for increasing costs is fuel, which affects

A fresh deal for Fairfield Mint  Jul 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

The former chief executive at Brockton, MA-based Specialty Catalog Corp. is back in the catalog game, only this time with a smaller company that he hopes

Henry Schein to Buy Three Darby Assets  Jun 22, 2006 2:15 AM By Mark Del Franco

Medical and dental giant Henry Schein just got a little bigger. On June 21 the $4.6 billion merchant said it would acquire three divisions of Jericho, NY-based Darby Group Cos. for $51.5 million

Lillian Vernon to Close NY Headquarters  Jun 11, 2006 9:16 PM By Mark Del Franco

Less than two weeks after Lillian Vernon Corp. was sold to Sun Capital Partners, MULTICHANNNEL MERCHANT has learned, employees iwere told that its White Plains, NY, headquarters would close

Animal magnetism  Jun 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Alex Tabibi, chairman/CEO of Pets United, has a lofty goal: He wants his company to be the Wal-Mart of the Web. Unfortunately for him, Walmart.com is

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