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SPLS: Staples Ends Test of In-Store US Post Offices

The move comes after a large teacher union called for a boycott


Staples (SPLS) will end its pilot program of mini in-store post offices.

StaplesThe move comes amid protests from US postal workers and labor unions regarding the retailer’s partnership with the US Post Office. The American Postal Workers Union believes that the program put the jobs of unionized postal workers at risk considering the move could lead toward privatization.

Staples’ pilot program offered only USPS shipping services at postal service counters in 82 stores across four states. The retailer will now be part of the Post Office Approved Shipper program.

Staples did not comment on whether or not the protests affected its decision to end the program.

SPLS stock is up about 0.8% Tuesday afternoon.

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