$5,513 $m

Like many big box category killers, Staples is restructuring, aiming to leverage its stores, supply chain and customer base to accelerate online growth. To that end, it’s pouring more resources into its e-commerce channels, combining online and in-store retail under one executive, and plans to reduce the size of its brick and mortar fleet by 15 percent by the end of 2015. Staples closed 45 stores in Europe during fiscal 2012. Its future success as a right-sized retailer seems assured, as Staples has invested heavily in its fulfillment infrastructure.