As Congress Adjourns, Postal Reform Stalls

| Mark Del Franco

Though legislators and mailers worked past midnight on Saturday night–the session adjourned at 12:25 a.m.– an agreement was not reached on a conference bill that resolved the differences between the Senate (S. 662) and House (H.R. 22) postal reform bills.

Web Analytics Put FootSmart a Step Ahead

| Brian Quinton

(Searchline) FootSmart, a direct retailer of foot and lower-body healthcare products through both catalogs and the Web, found itself in a bind managing its cross-selling opportunities on the product pages of its Website.

Storehouse Sale Pending

| MCM staff

Specialty home furnishings cataloger/retailer Storehouse announced last week it is looking for a new strategic partner after its parent company, Rowe Cos., filed for bankruptcy.

Paper prices holding for now

| Jim Tierney

With the fall mailing season under way, paper prices appear to be holding steady a relief for catalogers after a series of increases earlier this year.

Golden Gate gobbles another

| Jim Tierney

San Francisco-based private equity firm Golden Gate Capital Corp. is wasting no time in its quest to build a billion-dollar family of apparel companies.

Computing 2Q profits

| Jim Tierney

It was another profitable quarter for the business-to-business and computer marketers tracked for Multichannel Merchant by Wellesley, MA-based investment