Last Call for Pre-Black Friday Predictions

| MCM staff

The day after Thanksgiving may not really be the busiest retail day of the holiday season (more on that in a minute), but the Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving are undoubtedly the busiest days for press releases regarding retail during the holiday season.

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.