CROSS CHANNEL: Package Delivery/Distribution ARCHIVE

The USPS Rate Case: Insider Tips to Control Shipping Costs  Jun 02, 2005 12:31 AM By Rama Ramaswami

Parcel shippers often quip that a postal rate increase every year is as inevitable as death and taxes. But unlike death, which has no gradations, a rate hike can range from minor to exorbitant. As rate increases go, the U.S. Postal Service’s flat 5.4% increase, proposed in the 2006 rate case the USPS filed on April 8, appears to be moderate enough for most shippers to handle.

UPS to Buy Overnite  May 19, 2005 4:04 AM By John Fischer

United Parcel Service is buying Richmond, VA-based Overnite Corp for $1.25 billion. The acquisition will enable UPS to expand its ground freight services in North America

Negotiating a better parcel carrier contract  May 01, 2005 9:30 PM By Sherry Chiger

Now that postal rates are likely to be going up next year (see cover story), it’s more important than ever to negotiate or renegotiatiate your parcel-carrier

Annual Sales Up 12% Victoria’s Secret Direct  Apr 12, 2005 5:21 PM By MCM staff

The direct-to-consumer unit for women

DIMensional Precision  Mar 01, 2005 10:30 PM By Barbara Arnn

It’s not just for carry-on luggage any more size and weight restrictions are getting tighter everywhere. Recent changes by major freight carriers to the

Alsto’s joins HSN catalog stable  Jan 01, 2005 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Highland Park, IL-based Dick Blick Holdings wasn’t seeking to divest its Alsto’s catalog and Web business. But it nonetheless decided in November to sell

Alloy Ends 3Q in the Black  Dec 09, 2004 1:37 AM By MCM staff

New York-based cataloger and marketing firm Alloy reported a third-quarter profit thanks largely to lower operational and legal expenses and higher net merchandise sales

Alloy Reassigns CFO For Possible Spin-off  Aug 06, 2004 6:55 PM By MCM staff

With an eye on spinning off its catalog business from its marketing and promotions division, New York-based Alloy on Aug. 5 named chief operating officer Jim Johnson chief financial officer.

Alloy Receives Delisting Notice from Nasdaq  May 11, 2004 9:30 PM By MCM staff

Because it has yet to file its annual report form 10-K, New York-based teen multichannel marketer Alloy received notification that its stock symbol may

Alloy Buys Rival Delia’s  Sep 01, 2003 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

In what may be one of the hottest pairings in teendom since Britney and Justin, teen apparel and sporting gear cataloger Alloy agreed on July 31 to buy






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