May 18, 2015

Office Depot is seeking a shareholder vote on its proposed $6.3 billion merger with Staples Inc. at its annual meeting on June 19.

May 18, 2015

Staples Inc. has selected The NPD Group, Inc. as its data services provider for market sizing, share measurement, and vendor collaboration for the office supplies and technology industries.

May 5, 2015

Office Depot Inc. on Tuesday reported a first-quarter net profit of $45 million, compared with a loss of $109 million in the year-ago period. Its results met analysts’ expectations.

April 30, 2015

Gaining market share and geographic coverage are top priorities driving dealsRetail continues to rally for deals in 2015, and the sector could be on the cusp of another major year for mergers and acquisitions. Already this year, we’ve seen speculation about a number of potentially massive deals — from a possible buyout of Rite Aid by Walgreens Boots Alliance to the proposed merger between Staples and Office Depot. Looking across the industry, as part of BDO’s annual Retail Compass Survey of CFOs, we asked chief financial officers at leading U.S.

April 30, 2015

Downtown LA’s South Park will emerge as a new retail districtIt’s rare enough for any developer — or group of developers and brokers — to plan an entirely new retail district almost literally from the ground up. It’s utterly unique to do so in one of the largest cities in the world.Yet, that’s exactly what’s happening in Downtown Los Angeles’ South Park neighborhood.

April 27, 2015

Office Depot will urge its stockholders to support a merger with Staples by asking them to vote in favor of the $6.3 billion acquisition by Staples at an annual meeting.

April 24, 2015

Staples Inc. is a making a play to expand its copy and print business.

April 20, 2015

Staples said it has named Peter J. Scala as executive VP, merchandising, effective immediately. Scala will report to Demos Parneros, president, North American stores and online, and will be a member of the company’s executive committee.

April 20, 2015

Staples said it has named Peter J. Scala as executive VP, merchandising, effective immediately. Scala will report to Demos Parneros, president, North American stores and online, and will be a member of the company’s executive committee.

April 6, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded its 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Award to Kohl’s Department Stores and Staples in recognition of the companies’ continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency initiatives.

March 31, 2015

A second request for information from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will reportedly not slow down the pending merger of Staples and Office Depot.

March 10, 2015

The majority of small business leaders (87%) are optimistic about the year ahead.

March 6, 2015

Framingham, Mass. – Staples Inc. underwent a difficult fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 as the company swung from a profit to a loss on special charges, faced investor pressure to change its board, sluggish sales and deal with fallout from its plan to acquire its largest competitor.  

March 4, 2015

Activist investor Starboard Value LP, which holds a 4.5% ownership stake in Staples Inc., is telling Staples it needs to improve its board of directors to complete a proposed acquisition of Office Depot.

February 24, 2015

Office Depot Inc. is seeing some fiscal benefits from its November 2013 merger with OfficeMax.

February 11, 2015

President Obama is not pleased with how Staples and other large U.S. companies are handling employee health benefits.

February 4, 2015

The office supply stores industry already exhibits a high level of market concentration, with the two largest companies (Office Depot Inc. and Staples) accounting for the vast majority of industry revenue. This merger would bring 73.6% of the total market share under the control of the newly formed entity.

February 4, 2015

The office supply stores industry already exhibits a high level of market concentration, with the two largest companies (Office Depot Inc. and Staples) accounting for the vast majority of industry revenue. This merger would bring 73.6% of the total market share under the control of the newly formed entity.

February 4, 2015

Staples has entered an agreement to acquire Office Depot in a cash and stock deal valued at $6.3 billon that is sure to face a high degree of regulatory scrutiny.

February 4, 2015

Staples has entered an agreement to acquire Office Depot in a cash and stock deal valued at $6.3 billon that is sure to face a high degree of regulatory scrutiny.

February 3, 2015

The office supply retail vertical may be in for more consolidation. According to the Wall Street Journal, Staples Inc. and Office Depot Inc. are in the “advanced stages” of negotiations to combine the two biggest U.S. office supply chains.

February 2, 2015

Staples Advantage Canada, the business-to-business division of Staples, is running its third annual "Messiest Office Contest," with a chance to win an office makeover.

January 20, 2015

Activist investor Starboard Value LP, which helped put together the merger of OfficeMax and Office Depot, issued a letter on Tuesday calling for Staples Inc. and Office Depot Inc. to merge, saying it would lead to greater savings.

January 15, 2015

Staples chairman and CEO Ron Sargent will not accept a $31,000 base pay raise the board of directors had previously approved as the chain comes off a not-so-great year.