Home Depot Drops Two High-End Titles

| Tim Parry

The Home Depot has dropped two high-end catalogs that it had launched just one year ago. But the big-box retailer has no plans to exit the direct-to-consumer home market.

Yankee Candle Co. Sold

| Jim Tierney

Scented candles manufacturer/marketer Yankee Candle Co., announced today it was sold for $1.4 billion to an affiliate of Chicago-based private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners.

Finding Geographic Hot Spots for Deeper Prospecting

| Jim Coogan

Have you looked for geographic hot spots where you have pockets of buyers? If you can find geographic hot spots you can prospect deeper to these states, sectional center facilities (SCFs), or zip codes because they will respond profitably to marginal prospecting lists.