October 1, 2009
Many of us in this “want-it-right-now, on-demand” culture seek levels of sophistication in marketing that we’re not prepared for. It’s as if we think we can run a marathon without having learned to walk beyond a few steps.
But what’s …
September 26, 2009
NEARLY TWO YEARS AFTER Sharper Image Corp., filed for bankruptcy, the brand is returning to the marketplace. The gifts and gadgets business was acquired for $49 million in May 2008 in a joint venture led by private investment firms Hilco Consumer Capital …More...
September 10, 2009
Dealing with massive financial losses coupled with steep declines in mail volume, the U.S. Postal Service is counting on pending legislation to survive.
Legislation in the House (H.R. 22) and Senate (S-1507) is designed to temporarily relieve the USPS …
April 1, 2005
Itasca, IL-based office supplies cataloger/retailer OfficeMax announced that Christopher Milliken has resigned as president/CEO/director. Executive chairman George Harad has been appointed by the board of directors to serve as CEO on an interim basis.
Sandpoint, ID-based women’s …
September 1, 2009
Despite the Sluggish Economy, we reported 10 catalog-related deals in terms of mergers and acquisitions during the second quarter. But that’s half the number of deals that went down in the same quarter of 2008.
Some familiar names were present among these …
March 10, 2005
SAN MATEO, Calif., — March 3, 2005 — NetSuite, Inc. today launched NetCRM-Services Edition. Designed to meet the specific needs of services-based businesses, NetCRM-Services Edition offers features that cannot be found in any other stand-alone, on-demand CRM application. These service-specific features consist …More...
August 6, 2009
Despite the financial crisis burdening the U.S. Postal Service, Postmaster General John Potter says there won’t be any exigent rate case. At least not this year.
While the USPS expects to lose about $7 billion during its fiscal year, …
July 23, 2009
Catalog printer Quebecor World emerged from bankruptcy protection on July 21, and will now be known as World Color Press.
According to the Montreal, PQ-based printing firm, World Color Press was previously the name of one of the merged companies that …
January 1, 2005
July 1, 2009
Provide Commerce acquired gifts cataloger Red Envelope in a bankruptcy auction. Staples acquired fellow office supplies distributor Corporate Express for $2.6 billion.
Party supplies and costumes merchant Celebrate Express was sold to holding company Liberty Media (parent company of …