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Archived Press Releases 2001

  • 7/10/01 7:00 am EDT
    LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Quill Corporation, America's premier business-to-business source for school and office supplies, has announced an agreement with eSchoolMall to become a preferred vendor on their easyPurchase(TM) e-commerce site. Select vendors are chosen at the request of schools participating in eSchoolMall's program. eSchoolMall is currently the only single-source for online procurement for K-12 schools. Through its website, schools are able tomore...
  • 7/2/01 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) and a shareholder group have settled a lawsuit filed in March challenging Staples' plan to fold back stock into Staples stock, both sides announced today. According to the settlement, which is subject to the final approval of the Delaware Court of Chancery, Staples has agreed to include in its proxy statement additional information relevant to the value of stock in the foldback. Inmore...
  • 6/27/01 7:00 am EDT

    New Site at Train Station to Join Airport Stores, Express Stores and
    Superstores in Providing Business Travelers with Valuable Products and

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc., operator of more than 1,300 office superstores worldwide, today announced that the company will expand service to business travelers by opening a new store at the Amtrak Concourse in Penn Station. Located at 31st Street and 7th Avenue under Madison Square Garden, the new Penn Station site underscores Staples' commitment to open stores in strategic locations designed for business travelers. The new store is slated to open thismore...
  • 6/25/01 7:00 am EDT

    Leading Office Supply Retailer uses Emptoris' Collaborative Strategic
    Sourcing Solution to Consolidate Buying Across All Selling Channels and
    Determine Optimal Supply Base Allocation

    BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Emptoris, Inc., a leading developer of Web-based collaborative strategic sourcing solutions, today announced that Staples, Inc., the $11 billion retailer of office supplies, business services, furniture and technology to consumers and businesses from home-based businesses to Fortune 500 companies, has leveraged Emptoris' ePASS(TM), a Web-based collaborative strategic sourcing solution, to automate its strategic sourcing initiativesmore...
  • 6/20/01 7:00 am EDT

    Companies Will Provide Overnight Office Supply Delivery To Major
    Customers in Eighteen Countries

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & MARLY, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) today signed a strategic alliance with France-based Lyreco Group, to jointly provide contract office supply services to large-volume corporate buyers with a multinational presence. The alliance allows Lyreco to better service international contract customers with a presence in the USA and for Staples to supply customers with offices in Canada, Europe and Asia. It also formalizes a four-year working relationshipmore...
  • 6/18/01 7:00 am EDT

    Eight New Stores Mark Commitment to Region

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc., the office superstore pioneer, today announced its entry into the Seattle area, with eight stores slated to open by the end of the year. The entrance into this new geographic region marks Staples commitment to the Seattle community, as well as confidence in its economy. Staples also operates nine other stores in the state of Washington. According to Fortune Magazine, Seattle is the sixth best U.S. city in which tomore...
  • 6/6/01 7:00 am EDT
    (BUSINESS WIRE)--New York Jets Wayne Chrebet to Visit St. Vincent de Paul School and Present School with a $5,000 Staples Gift Certificate WHO:         Wayne Chrebet, wide receiver for the New York Jets and students, parents and teachers of St. Vincent de Paul School inmore...
  • 6/6/01 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced that it has postponed its Annual Meeting of Stockholders previously scheduled to be held on June 11, 2001 to a date in August to be determined at a later time. more...
  • 6/5/01 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Delaware Chancery Court today ruled that Staples shareholders can vote on a proposal to fold back stock into Staples common stock, but ordered that the vote be postponed so that Staples can provide additional information about the proposal to shareholders. The court also ruled that Staples needs to reset the record date for the shareholders vote. "We're delighted with the court's decision, and only slightlymore...
  • 5/22/01 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today reported sales of $2.7 billion for the first quarter, which ended May 5, a four percent increase versus the $2.6 billion reported for the same period last year. Comparable sales for the quarter increased one percent overall and were down two percent for the retail business. The company recorded net income for the quarter of $40 million, or $.09 per diluted common share, even with the $40 million, or $.09 permore...

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