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August 29, 2011 08:30 ET

Analytical Reports on Office Depot Inc. and OfficeMax Inc. - Office Supply Stores Continue to Face an Uphill Battle

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Times have been difficult for many companies in the Office Supplies industry, so much so that these days good news can sometimes be measured in less than expected quarterly losses. Companies in the sector like Office Depot Inc. and Office Max Inc. both reported lower quarterly losses than analysts had thought, leading many to hope that the sector may begin to bounce back. gives traders a unique insight about Office Depot Inc. and OfficeMax Inc. by registering now at or brings investors free classic analysis on Office Depot Inc., OfficeMax Inc. and other companies within the Specialty Retail, Other industry. This type of analysis is only a fragment of the information members have available to them. To learn more we encourage investors to sign up at

There still may be significant challenges ahead for companies in this sector though. The important back to school shopping season has been softer than hoped with the weak economy, high joblessness and higher fuel and food prices. With consumers looking to save money on back to school items wherever they can, many are passing up on office supply stores to shop for deals at drugstores, dollar stores and even online.

Some office supply stores are responding by offering deep discounts on school supplies, hoping to get customers in door. Some office supply stores are also facing higher commodities costs and inflation, and while raising prices does not seem to be an option, customer service job cuts may be coming to protect margins.

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