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Stationery sellers to merge

Office maxThe NZ arms of stationery retailers, Staples and Office Depot are set to merge, with Staples seeking to purchase Office Depot’s OfficeMax brand in NZ.

Staples NZ and OfficeMax NZ supply a range of products to businesses, government agencies and other institutional buyers. These include commercial stationery, cafeteria supplies, office furniture, educational supplies, cleaning products and packaging supplies.

Both Staples NZ and OfficeMax NZ sell their products direct and online to their customers. OfficeMax NZ also operates 16 retail office products stores.

In New Zealand, Staples operates through Staples NZ and Office Depot operates through OfficeMax NZ, Croxley Stationery, and Armidale Industries.

Croxley is a manufacturer, importer and wholesaler of stationery and technology products while Armidale is a manufacturer and wholesaler of suspension filing systems.

The NZ Commerce Commission is currently considering the application.

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