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Distribution: USPS wants your parcel business  Sep 01, 2008 9:30 PM By Patrick Barnard

When it comes to parcel delivery, the U.S. Postal Service aims to get leaner, meaner and more technologically advanced. During a conference call on July

Transcat Buys Westcon for $7.2 Million  Aug 28, 2008 12:10 AM By Patrick Barnard

Transcat Inc., a marketer of grade test, measurement and calibration instruments and services, has acquired competitor Westcon Inc. in a cash-stock transaction valued at approximately $7.2 million.

Mrs. Field’s to Enter Chapter 11  Aug 21, 2008 8:41 PM By Patrick Barnard

Mrs. Fields Famous Brands LLC, which licenses about 1,200 Mrs. Fields Cookies and TCBY frozen yogurt locations worldwide, plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

IKEA Catalog Goes Mobile – Literally  Aug 20, 2008 7:33 PM By Patrick Barnard

For the rollout of its 2009 catalog, IKEA is hittin

Keeping It Cool in the DC  Aug 13, 2008 1:54 AM By Patrick Barnard


Slight Gains for Food Catalog Buyers  Aug 01, 2008 9:30 PM By Patrick Barnard

The Food Catalog Market’s total universe was 9.5 million names as of the first quarter of this year, according to New York-based list brokerage services

Bill Cracks Down on Organized Retail Crime  Jul 28, 2008 9:23 PM By Patrick Barnard

A bill making its way through Congress aims to crack down on criminals who sell stolen goods in large quantities on the Internet.

Zappos DC Does the Robot  Jul 23, 2008 2:02 AM By Patrick Barnard

Ever considered robots for your warehouse? Online shoe retailer now has a fleet of 70 working in its distribution center

Celebrate Express Sold  Jul 20, 2008 9:30 PM By Patrick Barnard

Party Supplies and Costumes merchant Celebrate Express was sold to holding company Liberty Media for $31 million in cash, or $3.90 per share. The deal,

Roadway Goes Heavy on Parcel Delivery  Jul 16, 2008 9:27 PM By Patrick Barnard

Transportation services provider Roadway is going after the home delivery business. The company has teamed up with NonstopDelivery, a third-party logistics provider specializing in home delivery and supply chain management, to roll out a final mile delivery service for heavyweight goods throughout the U.S.

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