Office Depoit and OfficeMax have to show pricing restraint with merger on tap

|About: Office Depot Inc. (ODP)|By:, SA News Editor

Office Depot (ODP +0.2%) and OfficeMax (OMX +0.4%) say they have completed a second round of questions from the FTC on the impact of the merger between the two companies.

The office superstores are in a bit of a pickle at the moment because if they offer to match the prices of Amazon as Staples (SPLS +1.5%) did they risk being viewed as displaying ant-competitive behavior toward their major rival.

The flip side of course is heading into the holiday season with Staples having a clear pricing edge.