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Peter Scala

Chief Merchandising Officer
Staples, Inc.


Peter Scala, Chief Merchandising Officer, Staples, Inc.

As Chief Merchandising Officer Peter oversees global merchandising for Staples. He joined Staples in 1996 and has held several key positions in Merchandising across the company. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of Online Merchandising, leading the rapid expansion of Staples’ product assortment to support small and mid-size business customers. Peter and his team’s efforts helped to grow Staples beyond office supplies and have helped redefine how customers think of Staples.

Prior to that Peter was Senior Vice President, Technology Innovation, leading innovation work for the future of technology at Staples. Previously, he was the Senior Vice President General Merchandising Manager for Office Technology, responsible for all aspects of buying and selling technology products and services across Staples.

Peter started his career over 22 years ago at Lechmere, a dominant regional consumer electronics chain located in the New England. At Lechmere Peter spent several years in stores before moving into the buying office where he held several buying positions.

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