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Keep up to date with Office Depot, Office Max, Staples and more!
Staples Second Quarter Sales Fall in Latest Quarter
Wednesday August 20, 2014 
Grew sales in North American Commercial three percent year over year.

Office Depot Posts Bigger Loss
Wednesday August 6, 2014 
Same-store sales decreased primarily due to lower transaction counts partially offset by higher average order values.

Office Depot Names Mark Cosby President, North America
Monday July 21, 2014 
Cosby joins Office Depot, Inc. following a successful 30 year career at a number of leading retail chains.

Office Depot Recalls 1.4 Million Desk Chairs
Friday May 23, 2014 
Poor quality chairs being recalled after 25 reported injuries.

Staples 1Q profit Sinks as it Closes Stores
Tuesday May 20, 2014 
Staples Inc reported a 44 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by a stronger U.S. dollar and store closures.

Staples Q4 Earnings Miss, to Close 225 Stores
Thursday March 6, 2014 
For the full year, revenues came in at $23.114 million, down 5.2% year over year.

Office Depot posts fourth-quarter loss
Tuesday February 25, 2014 
"For 2014, market trends are expected to remain challenging across our product lines and distribution channels."

Office Depot moving to Florida from Illinois for new headquarters
Tuesday December 10, 2013 
The company said the evaluation of its headquarters selection was based on operation and employee costs, lease obligations, tax implications and government incentives and ability for expansion.

Staples Sales Fall 4 Percent in Latest Quarter
Wednesday November 20, 2013 
"We continue to face weak demand for core office supplies, but we're driving growth online and in new categories, while aggressively managing expenses."

Roland C. Smith Appointed Chairman and CEO of Office Depot
Sunday November 17, 2013 
Brings More Than 30 Years of Experience, Strong Retail Background, and Track Record in merger integration, business transformation and value creation.

OfficeMax Earnings Fall, Merges with Office Depot
Wednesday November 6, 2013 
The new company with total revenue of about $17 billion for the 12 months ended Sep 28, 2013 has a headcount of approximately 66,000 globally, and offers service in 59 countries and operates over 2,200 retail outlets.

OfficeMax and Office Depot Receive U.S. FTC Clearance for Merger
Monday November 4, 2013 
Companies announce intended closing date of November 5, 2013.

Office Depot And OfficeMax Provide Update On CEO Search
Monday August 12, 2013 
The criteria for evaluating qualified candidates included: public company CEO with Wall Street credibility and a global perspective.

OfficeMax Reports Second Quarter Sales Fell 4.3%
Tuesday August 6, 2013 
Retail segment sales in the second quarter of 2013 decreased 5.6% to $683.4 million compared to the second quarter of 2012, reflecting a same-store sales decrease on a local currency basis of 3.6% primarily due to decreased traffic and lower technology product category sales.

Office Depot Second Quarter Sales Decline 4%
Tuesday July 30, 2013 
Furniture sales were down year-over-year.

OfficeMax and Office Depot Provide Merger Update
Monday July 29, 2013 
Five integration platform teams have been established and are executing detailed workplans to support the IMO and integration planning teams with project management, synergy development, communications, change management and talent management.

Staples Recalls 3,350 Chairs on Base Failure
Friday July 12, 2013 
The chairs, which were manufactured in China, were sold at Staples.com and other locations between July 2011 and May for about $50 to $100.

OfficeMax shareholders approve merger with Office Depot
Wednesday July 10, 2013 
OfficeMax Inc shareholders voted to approve its merger with larger rival Office Depot Inc , removing a key hurdle to the deal that would combine the No. 2 and No. 3 U.S. office supply retailers.

Workers More Productive Today Than Five Years Ago
Thursday June 27, 2013 
While technology limitations and employee burnout rank high on the list of things that decrease productivity, more than 70 per cent of both employers and employees believe that Canadian workers are more productive today than they were five years ago, according to a recent survey from Staples Canada.

Office Depot Exits Mexico Joint Venture
Tuesday June 4, 2013 
Office Depot said its net after-tax proceeds are estimated at $550 million.

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