sales of office supplies

Sales of office supplies in the U.S. slowly dwindling

Eric Garland DataLab

Similar to the consolidation of the beer industry, the office supply business is also undergoing massive consolidation with the takeover of Office Depot by Staples. The Federal Trade Commission has yet to approve the deal, concerned by the potential creation of a monopoly in the industry. Still, Staples’ CEO Ronald Sargent expects the deal to be closed by the end …