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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