Lab Safety Supply buys Rand

| Tim Parry

W.W. Grainger is growing again. The Lab Safety Supply subsidiary of the maintenance, repair, and operation supplies giant announced on Jan. 31 that it

Benchmark Brands Steps Out with New Title

| 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

Epsilon Acquires DoubleClick’s E-Mail Division

| 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.

Business Objects Acquires Firstlogic

| 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

| 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

| 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 …

Many happy returns?

| 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