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Archived Press Releases 2007

  • 12/12/07 8:30 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today the appointment of Carol Meyrowitz, president and chief executive officer of The TJX Companies, Inc., to its board of directors. “Carol brings strong executive skills as well as a wealth of retail industry knowledge. Her merchandising expertise and product sourcing background make her a great addition to our strong board of directors,” said Ron Sargent, Staples chairman and chiefmore...
  • 12/11/07 8:00 am EST

    From Tech Gifts to Stocking Stuffers, Staples Has Everything on
    Shopping Lists

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hunting for those last few gifts? According to the “Staples Holiday Hang Ups” Survey, 54 percent of Americans plan on warming loved ones’ holiday season with at least one technology gadget.(a) To help with the last-minute rush, Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) is offering its widest selection ever of the season’s most popular technology items, including more than 20 digital cameras and a variety of digital photo frames. Staples also has many last-more...
  • 11/27/07 7:00 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today the results for its third quarter ended November 3, 2007. Total company sales increased nine percent to $5.2 billion compared to the third quarter of 2006. Net income, on a GAAP basis, declined five percent year over year to $275 million, and net income on a pro forma basis grew 13 percent to $299 million. Diluted earnings per share, on a GAAP basis, decreased three percent to 38 cents, and dilutedmore...
  • 11/20/07 8:00 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss third quarter 2007 results on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (7 a.m. Central Time). This call is being webcast by Thomson/CCBN and can be accessed at Staples' Web site at The webcast is also being distributed through the Thomson StreetEvents Network to both institutional and individual investors.more...
  • 11/19/07 10:20 am EST
    ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ashoka, a global organization with a 26-year history and network of more than 1,800 social entrepreneurs serving 70 countries, today announced it has successfully launched its Youth Venture program in Belgium and Canada. Youth Venture is an initiative that is investing in and catalyzing a movement of young changemakers. Its entrance into these two countries is made possible through Staples Foundation for Learning (SFFL), a private foundationmore...
  • 11/12/07 12:00 pm EST

    Staples Makes It Easy to Recycle Technology Items Every Day in Stores

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Do you recycle your old electronic items? If so, you’re one of a small number who do. Only 23 percent of Americans recycle their old or unused electronic items, and 41 percent either throw such items in the trash or don’t dispose of them at all, according to a national survey by Staples. “The recycling of electronic products at their end of life fuels economic activity, creates jobs and diverts hazardous materials from landfillsmore...
  • 11/12/07 8:00 am EST

    Offers the Seasons Hottest Assortment of
    Technology Gifts from HP, Dell, TomTom, Canon and More

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) is going high-tech this holiday season, stocking the shelves with the hottest tech items, including GPS systems, digital cameras, digital photo frames and laptops… all at great prices. Holiday shoppers can find the perfect gift for everyone on their list, whether they are for a tech enthusiast, co-worker, family member or friend. Staples is going high-tech this holiday season, stocking the shelves with itsmore...
  • 11/12/07 8:00 am EST

    Staples Will Donate Up to $100,000 of the Sales of the Limited-Edition
    Staples Easy Button to Boys & Girls Clubs of America

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) is adding “easy” to this year’s Holiday gift list by offering a limited-edition Staples® Easy ButtonTM. The base of this new and unique Staples Easy Button was designed by a 14-year-old, Janisha Thomas, from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City. Janisha’s artwork, called “Staples® Middle School,” features a school-themed design, with supplies and products, sports gear, and a computer stationmore...
  • 11/2/07 6:50 pm EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today that it has reached a settlement in a wage and hour class action lawsuit concerning the alleged misclassification of its California-based assistant store managers. The settlement of $38 million, which is subject to court approval, resolves the allegations and allows Staples to avoid further expense and distraction from litigation that has been ongoing for the past eight years. The company firstmore...
  • 10/29/07 8:30 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) and UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced a joint venture to launch a new co-branded store in China. The new store format, co-branded Staples UPS Express, combines office supplies and document processing services from Staples, the world’s largest office products company, with packaging and international shipping services from UPS, the world's largest package delivery company. The first two Staples UPS Express locationsmore...

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