Is it the End for Office Depot?

This might make Office Depot more of an electronics services firm and put it in a good position to form some sort of partnership with Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN). An obvious future for Office Depot would be a service center for Amazon electronics and a brick and mortar location for Amazon returns and pickups. A logical move for Amazon would be to buy Office Depot.

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MasterCard Joins the Payment App Wars

MasterPass looks like a serious contender in the payment wars that has a few advantages over Apple Pay. A big one is the existing MasterCard payment network. One critical step the company has done is to get the big monster banks including BOA and Citi (NYSE: C) onboard. Notably missing is Chase which is pushing its own Chase Pay solution.

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Retail Apocalypse Heats up: Store Earnings fall by 25%

It looks like America’s retailers are getting set for a Summer of Death 2016, with chains dying right and left. Likely to join Aerostopale and Sports Authority in the retail graveyard are Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP), and almost every mall clothing retailer.

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Office Depot: inside a Dying Retailer

$33 million in cash from operations, that’s right folks, Office Depot only generated $33 million from $14.15 billion in sales. This number is particularly frightening because Office Depot reported $184 million in cash from operations in March 2015. The company’s cash from operations decreased by $151 million in just a year.

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Here Comes Retail Apocalypse 2016

Current trends in the retail industry and the economy indicate that we will see a massive wave of store closings in 2016. The most noticeable of these closures will be in the ailing department store, office supply and clothes sectors, but we’ll also see a lot of storefronts shuttered in consolidating sectors like drugs and groceries.

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