Author Mike Duff

Retail
Rep. Marchant Calls For Fair Small Package Shipping Rates

In an effort to establish fairer small package shipping rates, Congressman Kenny Marchant, a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, introduced House Resolution 5524, as reported April 17 by HomeWorld Business, a bill intended to end the U.S. Postal Service practice of subsidizing inbound international shipments of parcels weighing less than two kilograms, or 4.4 pounds.

Financials
Pier 1 Launches Strategic Plan After Weak Q4

After a distressing fourth quarter in which earnings and comparable sales fell significantly, Pier 1 Imports has formed a new strategic plan that will pressure financial results short term but lead to gains down the road, the company asserted.

Retail
Congressman Introduces Bill Addressing Postal Delivery Rates

Texas Congressman Kenny Marchant has introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that directs the U.S. Secretary of State and Postal Service to address inequities in delivery charges for small package shipments to consumers in the U.S., particularly deliveries originating internationally such as from China.

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