Office Max served up cold mashed potatoes this week with a forecast of more to come in 2012. Trying to tweak an old recipe with hope of different results.
Office Depot doesn't know how to make mashed potatoes, so is not expected to serve them at all on Tuesday, with little hope of finding the recipe in the future.
The critics are making it clear that Staples is the best cook in the kitchen. But can they can serve up something more savory on Wednesday with a promise of even more delectable offerings in the future? If they can, their stock (and I'm not talking boullion) will be more tasty a week from now.
One of Staples (retail) problems is that there are to many cooks in the kitchen. To many redundant positions in the Corp. office that seek to earn their worth by downloading counter-productive tasks and policies to the stores.
This creatives a "flavor of the month" focus that only serves to take away the store staffs ability to provide good customer service.