FILE - In this May 17, 2011 file photo, a Staples sign is displayed on the front of a Staple store, in Portland, Ore. Staples is buying Office Depot in a cash-and-stock deal valued at nearly $6 billion. Office Depot Inc. shareholders will receive $7.25 in cash and 0.2188 of a share in Staples Inc. at closing. The deal values Office Depot at $11 per share. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Staples buys Office Depot for $6 billion

The rapidly changing tools of the work place and the way we shop has led to another major consolidation in the retail office supply business…