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August 17, 2010 09:13 ET

Equity Research on Staples and OfficeMax -- Office Suppliers Continue an Uphill Battle

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - August 17, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the specialty retail, other industry and has completed analytical research on Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) and OfficeMax Inc. (NYSE: OMX). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

With the tumultuous economic environment and high unemployment rates, retailers are showing mixed results as they try to figure out ways to get their products back in consumers' hands. Retailers are implementing a myriad of potential fixes from the closing of unprofitable stores and centralized pricing, to innovative products and improved accessibility via social networking sites and smart phone applications. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the specialty retail, other industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the specialty retail, other industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Staples Inc. and OfficeMax Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Niche markets, such as pet products and services, are having an easier time. While consumers continue to try and find ways to pinch pennies, retail figures show that it is not at the expense of their pets. Expansion and quarterly sales for companies in these niche markets have increased showing it to be somewhat recession proof. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

However, office supply retailers are having a harder time. With high unemployment driving down demand, quarterly earnings are showing varied results. While they are receiving a boost from increased industrial production, some retailers have been forced to lower yearly sales forecasts. In the first week of August, OfficeMax Inc. announced its earnings with net income of $11.8 million as compared to a loss of $17.7 million. Revenue was relatively flat if compared to same quarter last year. Another player in this industry due to post its results in the nest two days is Staples Inc. Staples Inc. and OfficeMax Inc. research reports are accessible for free by registering today at or

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