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‘TWAS THE SEASON not only for gift-giving but also for rate-raising by parcel carriers  Jan 01, 2007 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

On Nov. 17, Atlanta-based United Parcel Service (UPS) announced that it would hike its ground and air shipping rates effective Jan. 1. Prices are increasing

Postal reform bill passes at last  Jan 01, 2007 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

In the waning hours of the 109th Congress and after 11 years of failed attempts legislators passed a historic postal reform bill just before 4 a.m. on

A New Dimension in Packaging  Jan 01, 2007 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

The U.S. Postal Service’s proposed rate changes and new guidelines from just about every other major parcel carrier mean that no matter what type of product

Frederick’s of Hollywood to Merge with Movie Star  Dec 20, 2006 9:06 PM By Mark Del Franco

In a deal designed to lower sourcing costs and improve gross margins, women

Christian Book Distributors Buys Best to You  Dec 06, 2006 4:10 AM By Mark Del Franco

Cataloger/retailer Christian Book Distributors (CBD) has purchased Best to You, a catalog and online merchant of Christian-themed gifts.

Big Deal: Eddie Bauer and Golden Gate  Dec 01, 2006 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Golden Gate Capital and Sun Capital on Nov. 13 agreed to buy $1.75 billion cataloger/retailer Eddie Bauer for $614 million

Despite Fewer Cardholders, SmartPay Spending Grows  Nov 30, 2006 3:15 AM By Mark Del Franco

Although the number of government workers with SmartPay credit cards has declined, workers spent 2% more with the cards during fiscal 2006 than they had the previous year.

HoneyBaked Foods Issues Massive Recall  Nov 29, 2006 2:58 AM By Mark Del Franco

It wasn

Chelsey Moves to Take Firm Command of Hanover Direct  Nov 22, 2006 1:47 AM By Mark Del Franco

In a move that all but ensures a going-private transaction, the board of directors at $407 million Hanover Direct unanimously approved a cash merger agreement with Chelsey Direct, its largest shareholder.

Postal Reform Unlikely to Come Up for November Vote  Nov 16, 2006 5:05 AM By Mark Del Franco

For those holding out hope that Congress will past postal reform legislation during its lame-duck session will have to wait a little longer, as the prospect of the bill coming to a vote this week is unlikely

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