Mark Del Franco

Conney Safety Products 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. GMAC Commercial Finance and BlackRock Kelso Capital Corp. provided financing for the transaction announced Oct. 2.

Golden Boy

| Mark Del Franco

Beverly, MA is an unlikely setting for the center of the catalog industry. Thirty miles northeast of Boston, it’s a sleepy town with old New England houses

Boden books make the news

| Mark Del Franco

U.K.-based Boden is continuing its own British invasion on the U.S. catalog market. The apparel merchant, which has been mailing into the States since

HD Supply a discounted done deal

| Mark Del Franco

As further proof that the dismal housing market is putting a crimp in the catalog/retail industry, Home Depot in late August finally sold its business-to-business division to three private equity firms

Prime real estate

| Mark Del Franco

Boden, the British apparel cataloger, was nearing annual sales of $100 million in the United States. But it had to ship every order from its Leicester,

Home, sweet home merchants

| Mark Del Franco

There’s no place like the home market, or multichannel purveyors of furnishings, linens, floor and window coverings, tableware, and kitchen items. The