Staples has become the second major chain to announce the mass closing of stores this week, providing the latest evidence of how the retail landscape is being remade by shifts in American shopping habits.
Two major office supply stores are in talks to become one. Boca Raton-based Office Depot is reportedly in merger talks with OfficeMax.
Gov. Rick Scott visited a Staples stores in Lauderhill on Friday morning to promote the tax-free back-to-school holiday, which ends at midnight on Sunday.
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