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Benchmark Brands Steps Out with New Title  Mar 01, 2006 2:33 AM By Tim Parry

The first bunch of baby boomers are turning 60 this year, and they don’t want to have to wear shoes like their grandmothers’ in order to be comfortable. With that in mind, Benchmark Brands is launching WalkSmart

Borders Launches Loyalty Program for Brick-and-Mortar Customers  Feb 23, 2006 4:18 AM By Tim Parry

Borders launched a loyalty rewards program Feb. 21 for its Borders and Waldenbooks brick-and-mortar customers, but an agreement with online partner Amazon.com will keep it from becoming a multichannel program.

Epsilon Acquires DoubleClick’s E-Mail Division  Feb 21, 2006 12:14 AM By Tim Parry

Epsilon, a business unit of Alliance Data Systems Corp., reached an agreement on Feb. 14 to acquire DoubleClick’s Email Solutions operating unit for approximately $90 million. The transaction is expected to close before the end of the first quarter 2006.

Acorn Media Grows a Branch  Feb 16, 2006 6:06 AM By Tim Parry

From acorns mighty oaks grow

Business Objects Acquires Firstlogic  Feb 13, 2006 9:08 PM By Tim Parry

Business intelligence solution provider Business Objects agreed to acquire privately held data-quality software and services provider Firstlogic on Feb. 8. Business Objects will pay approximately $69 million in an all-cash transaction.

Responsys Acquires INBOX Marketing  Feb 06, 2006 11:08 PM By Tim Parry

Email and lifecycle marketing solution provider Responsys announced Feb. 3 that it acquired INBOX Marketing, a San Francisco-based agency that specializes in the strategic optimization of email marketing platforms.

FreshAddress Adds Opt-In E-mail Appending  Feb 06, 2006 11:01 PM By Tim Parry

FreshAddress has introduced a service, Opt-In E-mail Appending, that it says offers clients guaranteed deliverable e-mail addresses matched to customer databases on an opt-in basis. The service allows end users to send potential subscribers e-mails that …

Lab Safety Supply Acquires Rand Materials Handling Equipment  Feb 02, 2006 3:34 AM By Tim Parry

The Lab Safety Supply subsidiary of maintenance, repair, and operations supplies giant W.W. Grainger announced on Jan. 31 that it is acquiring the assets of Rand Materials Handling Equipment for approximately $16 million.

Many happy returns?  Feb 01, 2006 10:30 PM By Tim Parry

Consumers are not only getting comfortable with the task of e-tailing, they are happier and more willing to return items purchased online, according to

Erwin: ClarityBlue Deal Will Advance Experian’s Offerings  Jan 30, 2006 10:35 PM By Tim Parry

The acquisition of marketing database solutions provider ClarityBlue by information solutions company Experian will allow it to obtain consumer information in more high-tech fashions and to get databases up and running in less time, says Rick Erwin, Experian

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