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Venus, WinterSilks Join the Golden Gate Family  Nov 11, 2006 4:16 AM By Mark Del Franco

Another week, another acquisition for Catalog Holdings, a subsidiary of Golden Gate Capital. On Nov. 10 the private equity conglomerate completed the recapitalization of Venus Swimwear.

Meeting the Catalog Master: Bill End  Nov 09, 2006 4:13 AM By Mark Del Franco

The Hudson Valley Direct Marketing Association’s “Meet the Masters” luncheon on Nov. 8 lived up to its title. A true master, catalog industry veteran Bill End addressed about 70 attendees on a wide number of topics during a question-and-answer session

Fair Indigo catalog hits the mail  Nov 01, 2006 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Four former Lands’ End executives have joined forces to create Fair Indigo, a multichannel apparel company with a socially conscious message. Calling

LAKE CHAMPLAIN CHOCOLATES MOVING TO GREENER PASTURES  Nov 01, 2006 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Lake Champlain Chocolates was scheduled in October to move its packaging, warehousing, and shipping divisions into a building down the street from its

S&S helping curb kid obesity  Nov 01, 2006 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

There’s no question that childhood obesity is a growing problem in the U.S.: According to a 2003 study for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), every

Some question May 6 postal increase date  Nov 01, 2006 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Postmaster General Jack Potter said on Sept. 20 that he expects the new postal rates to take effect on May 6, 2007. But some observers say that, given

Haband Bought By Golden Gate Capital  Oct 26, 2006 2:47 AM By Mark Del Franco

In a move that fulfills its quest to become a billion-dollar family of apparel companies, private equity firm Golden Gate Capital has acquired low-end apparel marketer Haband Co.

ShoeMall.com’s Step Into Print Catalogs  Oct 25, 2006 8:54 PM By Mark Del Franco

The news that online shoes merchant ShoeMall.com dropped its first catalog during the second week in October sounded like another Web pure-play dabbling in print.

Live from Shop.org: Wall Street’s Take on E-Commerce  Oct 13, 2006 10:51 PM By Mark Del Franco

New York–Wall Street loves growth. And with e-commerce, there’s plenty of it, according to Safa Rashtchy, managing director/senior research analyst, technology, for Piper Jaffray and Co.

Breakfast With Bean  Oct 06, 2006 3:07 AM By Mark Del Franco

Though Leon Leonwood Bean barely had an eighth grade education, he mastered the golden rule of retailing: Sell good merchandise and treat the customers like human beings, and they will always come back for more.

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