Office Depot, OfficeMax, or 'Dunder Mifflin'
However, as a fan of the show, I want to say it's ending on a high note. But this wouldn't be accurate. The numbers don't currently support the statement. Besides, when bad boss Steve Carrel left in season seven, I knew it wasn't going to end well.
It seems fitting to use this as a point of analysis for some of today's retailers that deal in office supplies: Office Depot
We've heard many times retailers are that not all the same. Issues that may be affecting one company are not necessarily the problems of another. It sounds logical. But that's not entirely true in all cases. In fact, in the office retail sector, aside from their names you can hardly tell these two apart. Even Staples
The slowdown in the housing market, which has lead to poor consumer spending, has all but diminished the importance these stores once possessed, to put it nicely. Ask yourself, when was the last time you walked into one of these stores and felt you didn't have the store all to yourself? It's been at least 10 years for me, one year longer than "The Office."
While it can be argued that consumer spending and poor business climate have hurt these office retailers, to be perfectly honest it seems a stretch to suggest the economic slowdown is the only reason they've struggled. They are today's Blockbuster Video. The fact they still exist is a wonder. New retail/ecommerce concepts from eBay
It wasn't just the traditional book stores that were endangered when Amazon caught steam. Circuit City and Media Play were killed off as soon as Amazon decided to expand and enter the realm of electronics. Today even Best Buy