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Archived Press Releases 2007

  • 10/23/07 8:00 am EDT

    Dream Park Challenge to Give Chicago Parks a Chance to Win $25,000
    for Improvements

    Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) has teamed up with the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Park District to launch the Staples Dream Park Challenge, a park improvement initiative involving 14 Jr. Bears parks in the Chicagoland area. Beginning at 12 noon (CDT) today, Chicagoland residents can visit through Dec. 31, 2007 to support local youth and their area park by voting for one to win the Challenge. Themore...
  • 10/9/07 6:00 am EDT

    “Security by Staples” Initiative and Exclusive New Shredders Offer
    Enhanced Protection of Personal and Business Data

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A national survey conducted by Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) reveals that 72 percent of Americans are more concerned about identity theft today than two years ago, 52 percent are unsure they are doing enough to protect their identities, and 43 percent wish they had more information on how to protect themselves. The survey also shows only 51 percent of Americans are shredding junk mail, such as credit card offers (an unsuspected source of identitymore...
  • 10/2/07 8:00 am EDT

    Grants Will Help Twenty-Nine Educational Organizations Across the

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Foundation for Learning, Inc., a private foundation created by Staples, Inc., (NASDAQ: SPLS) announced today it has awarded 29 grants totaling $300,000 to non-profit organizations dedicated to serving youth throughout the country. These organizations were selected for their commitment to providing disadvantaged youth with educational programs that help them succeed. “Staples Foundation for Learning supports programs that trulymore...
  • 9/24/07 11:58 am EDT

    Developer MK Real Estate Group to Pursue LEED Certification for
    Staples Biscayne Blvd. Store

    MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company, along with the City of Miami and MK Real Estate Group, will host a groundbreaking event for Miami’s first green retail building registered with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The event will take place at the Staples store building site located at 2121 Biscayne Boulevard, on Fri., Sept. 28 at 11 a.m., where Mayor Mannymore...
  • 9/17/07 8:30 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today the appointments of Justin M. King, chief executive of J Sainsbury plc, and Robert E. Sulentic, a group president at CB Richard Ellis, to its board of directors. “Justin brings a wealth of retail industry knowledge and international experience and Bob brings exceptional business acumen and commercial real estate knowledge, making them great additions to our strong board of directors,” saidmore...
  • 9/13/07 8:51 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today that its board of directors has agreed to propose an amendment to the company’s charter to remove supermajority voting provisions. This proposal is in response to a June 2007 shareholder request for the amendment, and is consistent with Staples’ commitment to corporate governance best practices. The proposed amendment would remove provisions from the company’s charter requiring that holders of atmore...
  • 8/21/07 7:00 am EDT

    Earnings Per Share Rose 14 Percent and Sales Increased 11 Percent

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today the results for its second quarter ended August 4, 2007. Total company sales increased 11 percent to $4.3 billion compared to the second quarter of 2006. Net income rose 11 percent year over year to $179 million, and earnings per share, on a diluted basis, increased 14 percent to 25 cents, from the 22 cents achieved in the second quarter of last year. Total North American Retail sales grewmore...
  • 8/16/07 9:00 am EDT

    Staples Copy & Print Center Exclusive Service Enables Customers to
    Instantly Receive Cards for Business and Social Networking

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) is revolutionizing the creation and printing of business cards by being the first national retailer to offer a way to get business cards within minutes of being designed. The world’s largest office products company today announced Business Cards in Minutes, a new service that makes it easy for customers to design, proof and print professional-quality business cards in as fast as 30 minutes, versus the standardmore...
  • 8/15/07 12:00 pm EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As part of its Rock Your Locker back-to-school campaign, Staples, Inc. (NYSE: SPLS) conducted an online poll and found teens had a lot to say about what supplies they want as they return to school in the next few weeks, and about how they plan to use those tools. -- Getting An Early Start: More than 80 percent of teens usually do their back-to-school supply shopping before school starts, and two-more...
  • 8/14/07 8:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPLS), will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss second quarter 2007 results on Tuesday, August 21, 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...

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