SOURCE: Wall Street Equity Research

Wall Street Equity Research

September 10, 2010 08:58 ET

Analyst Study on Office Depot and OfficeMax - Sneak Peek in the Specialty Retail Industry

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2010) - brings investors market knowledge on the aspects moving the specialty retail, other stocks, and offers complete analytical research on companies like Office Depot Inc. (NYSE: ODP) and OfficeMax Inc. (NYSE: OMX). Register with today to gain full access to our complimentary research on these specialty retail stocks.

The Specialty Retail sector was hit hard by the world's recent macroeconomic woes. High unemployment levels have caused consumers to become more cautious with their discretionary income, hurting sales across the board in the retail industry. Many companies have turned to cost-cutting procedures as a means to reduce losses. One sign of this has been the shift towards internet and catalog sales where companies benefit from the high margins on direct to consumer sales. is a specialized website where investors can have specific access to complimentary reports on specialty retail, other industry; traders looking for analysis on Office Depot Inc., OfficeMax Inc. and other players in the industry are welcomed to sign up for free at

As same-store sales continue to falter, it is expected that retailers will continue to cultivate their internet presence especially within the various popular social networks. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting companies in the specialty retail, other industry.

A lot of emphasis within the industry has been placed on the upcoming back-to-school shopping season. Specialty retailers typically make a large portion of their revenues off of students gearing up to return to classes. The National Retail Federation recently forecast a $55 billion back-to-school market. However, many believe that these numbers are overly ambitious as the currently high consumer savings rate is a typical sign of low consumer confidence.

Making news recently is Paul Allen who recently is on a crusade against some of the top companies in the U.S. including Office Depot Inc. and OfficeMax Inc. which have as a common base the internet. The reason cited by Mr. Allen is that most of these companies have violated infringed patents on Web-based technology. Investors can register today at or to download the full reports on Office Depot Inc. and OfficeMax Inc.

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