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Archived Press Releases 2004

  • 7/8/04 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced that famed rock musician Alice Cooper will star in its newest back-to-school commercial campaign. The commercial, created by Minneapolis-based Martin|Williams Advertising, humorously utilizes Cooper's legendary anthem "School's Out" to support the company's 2004 back-to-school brand position as a one-stop, in-stock shopping destination for everything on school lists. The 30-second spot, entitled "more...
  • 6/23/04 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today the appointment of Christine Komola to Senior Vice President, Controller. "As Senior Vice President, Controller, Christine will apply her extensive experience in financial operations to lead the corporate finance team," said John Mahoney, Staples executive vice president and chief administrative officer. "As Staples continues to grow profitable sales and improve margins, she will also play amore...
  • 5/26/04 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced that J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program(SM) has certified Staples Contract call centers for customer satisfaction excellence. Staples is the first in the office products industry, and one of the first companies nationwide, to have its call centers certified by J.D. Power and Associates. Staples call centers serving medium and large-sized company customers passed amore...
  • 5/18/04 7:00 am EDT

    North American Retail Comparable Sales Rose to an Industry-Leading Five

    North American Delivery Sales Accelerated in the First Quarter, Growing
    11 Percent

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today the results for its first quarter ended May 1, 2004. Total company sales for the quarter grew to $3.45 billion, an increase of 12 percent versus $3.09 billion for the same quarter of the prior year. North American Retail comparable sales increased five percent and North American Delivery sales rose 11 percent. The company achieved net income of $126 million for the quarter, or earnings permore...
  • 5/10/04 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPLS) will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss first quarter 2004 results on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (7 a.m. Central Time). This call is being webcast by CCBN and can be accessed at Staples' Web site at The webcast is also being distributed over CCBN's Investor Distribution Network to both institutional and individual investors. Individual investorsmore...
  • 4/20/04 7:00 am EDT
    SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPLS): Editor's Note:Information on photo opportunities in Seattle and Portland at end of release. Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPLS) will kick off Earth Day celebrations with a recycling program that lets customers recycle used desktop computers, monitors and notebook computers at 31 Staples stores in Washington and Oregon. The Staples Computer Recycling Program lets Pacific Northwest residents take anmore...
  • 4/19/04 7:00 am EDT

    "Recycle for Education" Makes It Easy for Schools to Turn Trash Into Cash

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In celebration of Earth Day 2004, Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) will launch a nationwide program that enables schools to raise money by recycling used inkjet and laser toner cartridges right at school. Free recycling kits will be available online starting April 22 for the "Staples Recycle for Education" program which gives schools $1.00 for every eligible cartridge recycled. Parents or teachers can log on to www.staplesrecyclefored.commore...
  • 3/30/04 7:00 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today that its board of directors decided not to renew its shareholder rights plan, commonly referred to as a "Poison Pill," which expired by its terms earlier this year. About Staples Staples, Inc. is headquartered outside of Boston and sells a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With 2003 sales of $13.2 billion, Staples ismore...
  • 3/26/04 7:00 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today that it plans to purchase the United Kingdom office products company Globus Office World plc from the Swiss-based Globus-Group (Magazine zum Globus) for 32.5 million pounds. Based outside of London, Globus Office World plc operates 59 stores. "The office products market in the United Kingdom has tremendous opportunities for growth," said Theo Van Brandenburg, President, Staplesmore...
  • 3/10/04 7:00 am EST

    Los Altos, California Inventor Named the First-Ever Invention Quest(TM)
    Champion Winning $25,000 Grand Prize

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After six months and more than 8,300 entries, the WordLock(TM) has emerged as the next must-have office product to make work life easier. Today at the NASDAQ Market site in New York City, Staples held its Invention Quest(TM) final judging event. The winner is the WordLock(TM) - a combination lock which uses easy-to-remember words instead of numbers. Spawned from the imaginative mind of amateur inventor Todd Basche of Los Altos, California, themore...

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