Mark Del Franco

Grainger Unveils Plumbing Supplies Catalog

| Mark Del Franco

Continuing its push to delve more deeply into its product lines, Lake Forest, IL-based maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) marketer W.W. Grainger introduced a 318-page catalog devoted to plumbing products and supplies in March.

Bauer Shareholders Opt to Roll the Dice

| Mark Del Franco

Proving that there’s no such thing as a sure thing, shareholders of Eddie Bauer Holdings voted on Feb. 8 against the proposed sale of the apparel cataloger/retailer to private equity firms Golden Gate Capital and Sun Capital Partners.

Redcats’ New Brand Within

| Mark Del Franco

Redcats USA chairman /CEO Eric Faintreny is something of a branding expert. In 2000, when Redcats’ Swedish home and apparel brand Ellos was declining,