SEEING DOUBLE

| Linda Formichelli

So you’re good at fulfillment. Why shouldn’t you be? You’ve been shipping catalog orders for years, and you know what you’re doing. Then you open stores.

Hickory Farms Sold

| MCM staff

Private equity firm Sun Capital Partners yesterday acquired food gifts catalog Hickory Farms.

Home Depot sheds HD Supply unit

| Jim Tierney

After spending the past decade building up its business-to-business division, home improvement products retailer Home Depot has sold the unit to a trio of private equity firms:Bain Capital, The Carlyle Group, and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.

Richard Thalheimer’s solo act

| Jim Tierney

Richard Thalheimer is back in action. Less than a year after he was replaced as chairman/CEO of The Sharper Image Corp., Thalheimer has unveiled an e-commerce