[Updated Story] Office Depot has purchased OfficeMax and both companies will be continuing with the Office Depot name. Update: Contrary to our initial coverage, there will be still an OfficeMax Black Friday sale. See statement below.
Office Depot has swallowed OfficeMax. There is now one less office supply chain going forward. The office supply business is difficult now that online giants like Amazon are taking away customers. The new bigger Office Depot will now go with more power against the market leader Staples.
According to Reuters Office Depot paid $976 million for OfficeMax.
Let's see what the Office Depot Black Friday 2013 sale will look like.
Statement from OfficeMax regarding their Black Friday 2013 sale:
"While we work to bring the assets of Office Depot and OfficeMax together, OfficeMax will continue to operate retail locations under the current OfficeMax brand. This includes providing the same great, value- and service-driven programs our customers have come to expect from OfficeMax, including the new OfficeMax Services Center and holiday promotions such as Black Friday deals, Cyber Monday values and more. Regardless of the retail location you choose to visit, you will find the services and supplies you need, including leading national brands and the best of our private label offerings."
Black Friday is very late this year falling on November 29th, 2013. Last year, Black Friday was on November 23rd. Retailers will have four full weeks to please you with special Black Friday 2013 sales until the culmination of the actual Black Friday 2013 and the encore on Cyber Monday 2013 (December 2nd).
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