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Staples store in Woodland will close doors on Jan. 17

Staples Inc., which has been reducing its North American store count since 2011, confirmed Monday that it will close its Woodland store later this month.

Staples spokeswoman Kristine Houston said the store at 1770 E. Main St. will be shuttered on Jan. 17.

“We continually evaluate our store performance to ensure we’re operating the business in the best way,” Houston said in an email. “As customers shift online, we are taking aggressive action to right-size our retail footprint. We are committed to providing great service and every product businesses need whether it’s in-store, online or through mobile.”

Staples, based in Massachusetts, closed more than 150 stores in North America last year as part of its effort to reduce brick-and-mortar outlets and drive more customers to online purchasing. In early 2014, it announced a goal of closing 225 stores in North America by mid-2015.

The upcoming closing will be the second office supply store departure from Woodland in recent weeks. Office Depot Inc. closed it doors at 1384 E. Main St. in mid-November.

An online search shows two Dollar Tree stores in Woodland, but the nearest major office supply stores are in Davis or Sacramento.

Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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