Staples Inc.: A Company in Limbo

Staples  (NASDAQ: SPLS  ) has made impressive gains in its push to become a major force in online retail of office products. But the company continues to experience a decline in revenue from its traditional brick-and-mortar retail stores, both at home and internationally. This simple fact has major ramifications for shareholders, as much of the gains associated with Staples' position as an e-commerce retailer are barely making up for the losses in the company's traditional business model. Motley Fool Consumer Goods Analyst Sean O'Reilly updates shareholders on the status of Staples' transformation and lets investors know what this means for the company going forward. 

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  • Report this Comment On May 12, 2014, at 6:24 PM, Meowmeow wrote:

    I typically look at Motley Foot articles as a contrary indicator. They typically piece together and regurgitate old information in a somewhat compelling fashion. This paragraph of an article is more pathetic than their typical attempts to manipulate with old information. Earnings next week will be good.

  • Report this Comment On May 14, 2014, at 6:05 PM, stevebry56 wrote:

    Economists have forecasted 3.2% growth in the US real GDP in 2014, which, although higher compared to the 2.25% estimated for 2013, might help the decrease in unemployment rate and the increased sales of Staples products http://goo.gl/z69qkr

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