Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) investors are thrilled as the world's largest office supply company's share price is making new 52-week highs and is up 40% year-to date. Quite remarkable!
Staples shareholders think that the company is making all the right moves toward transforming this big-box retailer into something beyond what the average customer is accustomed to when they think of a Staples store.
In fact, the company has evolved to the point where, unbeknownst to many, it is no longer just a big-box retailer but also the second largest e-retailer behind Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) with internet sales totaling $11 billion in 2012, which currently account for more than half of its business today.
Staples is pushing to downsize operations while moving with some success even further into the e-commerce world. The company faces many headwinds as it struggles with the general economic conditions and small business concerns both in the U.S. and abroad.
Staples could very well be fighting the good fight but is it enough…