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November 19, 2010 08:10 ET

Research on Staples Inc. and Office Depot Inc. - Office Supply Stores Gearing up for Black Friday

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2010) -  www.stockcall.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the specialty retail, other industry and has completed analytical research on Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) and Office Depot Inc. (NYSE: ODP). Register with us today at www.stockcall.com/ to have free access to these researches. 

Office supply stores are still struggling due to the down economy and continually high unemployment levels which has led to mixed results in recent quarterly reports. Better established companies with larger market share have fared better than their smaller rivals, with some even managing to post profits. However, frugal consumers are still demanding deep discounts, so companies are focusing on cost control to increase their margins. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the specialty retail, other industry.

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One of the biggest shopping days of the year is fast approaching and companies are working hard to get the most out of Black Friday. Stores are extending their opening hours and promoting their special deals in a big way. Electronics will be at the heart of the discounts for these retailers, and new products are being offered to ensure that they have something for everyone. Visit www.stockcall.com/ to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Reports that more and more people will be shopping from their mobile phones this year has prompted industry players such as Staples Inc. to release iPhone applications and improve the accessibility and usability of their websites from smartphones. Investors can register for free to access the research report on Staples Inc. at www.stockcall.com/SPLS191110.pdf.
Looking at the results from the industry players for this quarter, Office Depot Inc. posted net income of $54.3 million on revenue of $2.9 billion. This result was mainly attributed to the companies cost management strategy and a moderately recovering sales climate in the North Americas. Investors can register for free to access the research report on Office Depot Inc. at www.stockcall.com/ODP191110.pdf.

Yesterday, industry giant Staples Inc. reported profits of $289 million, 7% higher than last year for the same quarter. Sales were, however, rather flat at $6.5 billion.

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