Office Depot Launches Same-Day Delivery

| Mike O'Brien

As Amazon continues to encroach on the office supply market and offers speedy service in a growing number of urban markets, Office Depot is launching same-day delivery on Aug. 28 in Atlanta and Los Angeles, followed by Miami/Fort Lauderdale on Sept. 6. It has some catching up to do with rival and would-be merger partner Staples.

Staples is Acquired for $6.9 Billion

| MCM Staff

Staples announced it was acquired by a private equity firm for $6.9 billion. Here is what Staples executives had to say about the acquisition and what it means for the company.

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B2B Merchants Provide a Personal Experience to Customers

| Daniela Forte

Providing a personalized optimal experience for your B2B customers is vital in today’s B2B industry. How are you providing the right experience for your customers? In this MCM Executive Summary report you will see how various B2B merchants are connecting with their consumers and what is needed to be successful.

Staples Raising Stakes by Doubling Down on Staples Business Advantage

| Tim Parry

Office supplies seller Staples, Inc. is in the “early innings of a dynamic and pronounced strategic repositioning,” which includes raising its stakes by doubling down on Staples Business Advantage to win mid-market business customers in North America, Interim CEO Shira Goodman said Wednesday during the company’s second-quarter earnings call. Here’s a look at how Staples plans to do that.

Staples Looks to Exit Europe

| Daniela Forte

Is Staples looking to exit Europe? It certainly looks that way as CEO and chairman Ronald Sargent said the company has been challenged by weak results in Europe. See what strategic plans Staples has moving forward with its global operations.

Staples Pilots Interactive Store Map for iPhone App

| Tim Parry

Staples today announced a new interactive store map feature available on the Staples iPhone app that will create an easier and more convenient in-store shopping experience for customers. See how it complements Staples’s other online and offline commerce initiatives.