Staples will bury Office Max in Denver. They are opening 13 stores in the next 12 months and have signed 11 leases so far.
Everyone I have spoken to at Office Max is fired up to jump ship and move to a company that knows what their greatest asset is �their employees�.
Without great employees, it doesn�t matter what you sell, business will eventually go down the toilet. ie, Office Max.
To get those great employees you have to offer them good wages, benefits and treat them with respect.
Good Luck Staples, Denver will be an easy market to dominate.
i only comment on what is posted. i don't have time to research every comment as some of you do. a new distribution center will not capture business ...especially when they can't execute.
<<Dude, you totally forgot that OMX is going to start offering coffee in their stores. Staples will get killed with that kind of action plan!>>
Thanks for the smile. In fact OMX is so successful in Denver that they are going national with the mile-high model - reduced oxygen levels. Top-secret company studies have shown that lower levels of oxygen increase OMX sales - pair that with the caffeine in a few espresso's and that right there is a winning combo.
...and for anyone that gets too serious - I've got a house without a foundation down in the bayou to sell...think about it, I'll give ya' a good deal.
How stupid are you? Ever try to staff any facility in Denver? its impossible to get people to work in Denver they want to ski have fun. You think they care about a job? These are entry level jobs for burnouts... Denver is full of them. People won't show up for a job. You read the staples board they care less about employees than this place. Yea denvers really a strong market. The whole economy almost fell apart in the 80's. Staples should have gone into vegas strong or phoenix, any place other than denver.
Its impossible to run a store when no one wants to work and your stores are about 500+ from any distribution center....
Denver is an island.
Staples has a good recent track record in retail,OMX does not. If Staples is trying to move into a new market,they normally do their homework,and are successful.That doesn't mean they will be successful in Denver,but if you are a betting man,where would you put your money for success there in the retail market,on OMX or Staples?.But I believe OMX/Boise HAS had success in the Denver market in the contract area,anyway.I believe they recently opened a new,larger distribution center in the Denver area,so OMX is certainly thinking they will be successful there(at least in contract)or they would have closed their distribution center there,not expanded it. And I doubt they would expand the facilty if they felt they could not get qualified employees to work there.
I have heard that Staples also is doing well in OMX's home corporate turf of the Chicago market,where both Office Depot and OMX have had a longer term presence. Staples opened it's first stores in the Chicago market only a year or so ago.I don't know the numbers,but from personal experience there always seems to be more customers in my local Staples store than I see in the local Depot and OMX stores.