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July 27, 2011 08:57 ET

Equity Research on Staples Inc. and OfficeMax Inc. - Weak Consumer Spending Spells Trouble for Office Supplies Stores

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Jul 27, 2011) - 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.

Rising prices for fuel, food and clothing seem to have halted the rising trend in consumer spending that had gone on for nearly a year. Sales expectations for the back to school shopping season which is the second largest shopping season of the year after the end of year holiday season, may disappoint retailers as parents looks to spend the same or less than they did last year. 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

This slowdown is troubling for companies in the office supplies business such as Staples Inc. and OfficeMax Inc. Not only are parents looking to spend less on back to school items, but in many cases they may skip office supplies stores altogether as many plan to shop at large discount stores for their supplies in order to get the shopping done in one place and save fuel. Staples Inc. and OfficeMax Inc. research reports are accessible for free by registering today at or

With a tough outlook ahead for these office supplies stores, consolidation seems like a possible remedy to some of the current woes. Some doubts remain, however, about whether the Federal Trade Commission would allow any such deals. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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