Brick and mortar / office supplies obsolete. They are now focusing on furniture, janitorial supplies etc., - this
is a dying business. The fake hiring was supposed to boost confidence? Staples are ghost towns that thrived in the 70's and 80's - when fax machines and PC printers were the rage, now tumbleweeds blow through the paper and stationary aisles. You can buy anything they carry and cheaper at thousands of other places.
Sold my position with them years ago - now dead money with a paltry .12 div. Whooopi!