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Staples, Inc. Message Board

  • harshadnandu harshadnandu May 29, 2014 9:40 AM Flag

    Is Staples a candidate for buyout?

    Does Staples have enough value for a big fish to buyout?

    Sentiment: Hold

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    • Who would buy them? SPLS is the biggest in the industry and then comes ODP. Both are in consolidation closing a combined 655 stores nationwide over 3 years . And what company that's not in office supplies would want to be in this industry? It wasn't too long ago SPLS would be in the crosshairs of private equity , but even they seem uninterested . One thing is certain , the physical retail model for the office supply business is broken. SPLS is considering opening Post Offices services in select stores. They are also equipping stores with 3-D printers and they recently bought a digital printing company with many well known corporate clients. Perhaps they should also consider reducing inventory of many slow moving office paper products along with reducing the size of stores . Giving store management more control of discount sales can help manage inventory better, getting rid of dead inventory ,increasing inventory turnover and stocking stores with what sells . Hey , but what do I know about any of this? This is just my 2 cents.

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