In the event of a merger, one thing for sure, many people in Naperville or Boca will be layed off. A lot of store people will lose their jobs due to consolidation, warehouse and store closures. I believe the OFFICE DEPOT name lives on, and the HQ will be in Naperville. The vendors and suppliers will have more convenient access to the company up north. Once OD leaves So. Florida, there will be one less big employer in the area. Across US, 250 stores must close. Great move for stockholders. Bring it on!