Reasons for a takeover: 1)Demand for discretionary items has fallen dramatically with onset of recession. 2)Some stores are not busy enough to pay overhead. 3)Website has prices with astronomical prices in some cases. 4)Companies like Staples, Officemax, and ParamountOP.com, are more organized.
reasons against takeover: 1)Stores are nicely laid out, well lit, and stocked. 2)Trucks are clean and deliveries are nicely packed. 3)Industry needs a variety of companies so that consumers can have freedom to choose. 4)Government may not approve such a takeover due to the creation of a monopoly.