Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

OfficeMax, Office Depot Stores in St. Louis, Brentwood Closing

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

OfficeMax, Office Depot Stores in St. Louis, Brentwood Closing

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An Office Depot in Brentwood and an OfficeMax in south St. Louis are closing in May.

The office supply retailers are both owned by Boca Raton, Fla.- based Office Depot following a 2013 merger. Office Depot said in 2014 it planned to close 400 stores following the merger. The chains closed 165 locations in 2014 and 182 in 2015.

Stores at 8730 Manchester Road in Brentwood and 1016 Loughborough Avenue in St. Louis are closing on May 14, spokeswoman Julianne Embry said in an email. The OfficeMax store at Loughborough Commons has signs promoting sales of up to 40 percent off.

"The overlapping retail footprint created by the merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax in 2013 provided us a unique opportunity to consolidate and optimize our store portfolio, while maintaining the retail presence needed to serve our customers," Embry said. …

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