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Staples Renews Office Depot Acquisition Bid

Staples once again is moving to purchase Office Depot, which would consolidate the office superstore channel in similar vein to what has occurred in the electronic and home furnishings specialty retail channels, where Best Buy and Bed, Bath & Beyond dominate on the national scene.

Williams-Sonoma Reviewing Made In The U.S.A. Claims

Willliams-Sonoma is addressing concerns that some of its products that carry Made in the U.S.A. claims may not meet U.S. Federal Trade Commission standards for such labeling, the company has maintained.

Walgreens, Rite Aid Scrap Merger Plans

Walgreens and Rite Aid have terminated their merger agreement. The decision to terminate the merger agreement follows feedback on the merger’s prospects received from the Federal Trade Commission, Rite Aid said. Rite Aid added that the potential FTC objection led the company to believe that the parties would not have obtained the commission’s clearance to complete the merger.

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