June 25, 2015

Barnes & Noble Inc. posted another disappointing quarter of financial results as the retailer continues to struggle against Amazon.com and declining Nook sales.

June 19, 2015

Office Depot shareholders approved of the company’s acquisition by Staples in a vote that will prove to be largely symbolic if federal regulators determine a deal involving two direct competitors is not in the best interest of consumers. 

June 12, 2015

Staples has empowered young students to help create and design school products that solve real-life problems.

June 1, 2015

Office Depot's focus on "innovation retailing" is getting a major boost with the retailer's launch of an app for the Apple Watch.

May 20, 2015

Traffic problems continued to hinder Staples in the first quarter even as the company awaits regulatory approval of its merger with Office Depot.

April 24, 2015

Books-A-Million Inc. is entering the self-publishing market, taking on the CreateSpace service from Amazon as well as numerous other self-publishing companies.

April 20, 2015

Staples Inc. has made a change in a key executive position even as the company awaits regulatory approval for a pending merger with Office Depot.

March 16, 2015

Barnes & Noble is trying to generate excitement around its struggling Nook products with a giveaway tied to social media.

March 10, 2015

As Barnes & Noble tries to write a new, more profitable chapter by spinning off its college division, the company reported that its Nook division is still weighing on revenue. 

February 25, 2015

Staples Inc. is tapping into a new revenue stream by launching a lending program aimed at small businesses.

January 22, 2015

Barnes & Noble Inc. is embarking on a social media-based campaign to inspire more customers to read and promote its Nook e-reader. 

January 20, 2015

The chief executive of Barnes & Noble Inc.’s retail group will retire May 2.

January 20, 2015

If Staples fails to merge with Office Depot, activist investor and major Staples shareholder Starboard Value LP is warning the company’s share price will crater and Chairman and CEO Ron Sargent needs to go.

January 14, 2015

Workplace customization was a recurring theme that emerged from Staples’ annual design competition. 

January 6, 2015

Staples is taking the next step in creating the largest curated ecosystem of “smart home” devices.

January 5, 2015

As part of its ongoing strategy to drive sustainability innovation, Staples will be giving away $25,000 in new tech products to 10 “eco-focused” schools in Canada in 2015. 

December 7, 2014

Easy access to an expanded offering of online inventory is the premise behind Staples Exchange, a marketplace-like concept that allows suppliers to leverage Staples’ online presence.

November 7, 2014

Barnes & Noble is giving thanks to veterans this holiday season with a one-day, in-store-only Veterans Day offer of 15% off Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK and NOOK GlowLight devices. 

November 6, 2014

Office products are getting a stylish makeover at Staples with two designer-driven collections arriving mid-November.  “Style at Staples” is the name of a new assortment that features the new designs by Cynthia Rowley and British stationary brand Paperhouse.

October 20, 2014

Designer Cynthia Rowley and Staples today announced an exclusive work and home office collection that incorporates bold and artistic designs into everyday work and home spaces.

September 9, 2014

Barnes and Noble continues to narrow its losses. In the first quarter of fiscal 2015, the company’s comparable sales were bolstered by improving physical book industry trends, merchandising initiatives and store promotions.

August 27, 2014

Leading U.S. bookstore chain and online bookseller Books-A-Million has named James Phelps as VP of e-commerce.

August 20, 2014

Staples chairman and CEO Ron Sargent said that the company has more work to do to stabilize its retail business, following a 20% decline in net income to $81.88 million for the second quarter, from $102.53 million in the prior year.

August 19, 2014

Amazon released the book titles its editors chose to include in the online retailer’s Big Fall Books Preview. The books on the list, which will be released in the coming months, are expected by Amazon to be the most popular 20 books of the season.