Regulators will have to consider the influence of Target and Wal-Mart as they ponder the impact...

|By:, SA News Editor

Regulators will have to consider the influence of Target and Wal-Mart as they ponder the impact of a potential merger between Office Depot (ODP) and OfficeMax (OMX) on the competitive landscape. A majority of analysts and antitrust attorneys think that the retail scene has evolved enough to allay worries an ODP-OMX merger would punish consumers.