The merger between office superstore retailers Staples and Office Depot may still have life.
According to a report in the New York Post citing unnamed sources, Staples has had discussions with Office Depot to “spin off” its 1,500 stores to its rival.
Neither Staples nor Office Depot commented on the story.
The latest Staples/Office Depot news comes just weeks after Staples was acquired by private-equity firm Sycamore Partners for $6.9 billion. That deal came more than a year after a proposed merger-acquisition between the two office superstore retailers was blocked by a federal court judge after it was contested by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.