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Archived Press Releases 2008

  • 2/19/08 8:30 am EST

    Customers To Benefit From Improved Geographic Reach And Expanded
    Range Of Products

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc (Nasdaq: SPLS) has made a proposal today to acquire all the outstanding shares of Corporate Express ordinary stock for a per ordinary share consideration of € 7.25, representing a total enterprise value of approximately € 2.5 billion. The all cash proposal represents a premium of approximately 67 percent to Corporate Express’ Feb. 4, 2008 closing share price, the last day before rumors of a potential sale circulated in themore...
  • 2/14/08 12:20 pm EST

    In Year Two of Staples Dream Park
    Challenge with D-Wade, Contestants Can Score
    Big with More Parks, Larger Prizes

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) and NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade today announced they are teaming up once again for the “Staples Dream Park Challenge with D-Wade.” The park improvement initiative encourages communities to work together to win renovation money for their local parks. The Challenge will launch today in South Florida with an enhanced program, including more participating parks and bigger prizes. From noon today throughmore...
  • 2/13/08 8:30 am EST

    A few simple steps can significantly reduce identity theft, data loss
    and Web threats

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cars without seat belts, lead paint, and bike riding without a helmet have become obsolete over the past few decades, thanks to education and behavioral changes. With each generation, new challenges arise, and information security tops the list of modern-day threats. Luckily, a few simple steps can increase a business and individuals’ data and personal information security. “Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in themore...
  • 1/30/08 8:30 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced the appointment of Mark Mettler to senior vice president, general merchandising manager, consumer technology and seasonal supplies. Mettler reports to Jevin Eagle, Staples’ executive vice president of merchandising. “Mark brings 25 years of retail experience and a wealth of merchandising knowledge to Staples,” said Eagle. “In this new role on our merchandising team, he willmore...
  • 1/14/08 8:55 am EST

    New Staples Copy & Print Shop Format Extends Staples
    Ability to Provide High-Quality Copy and Print Services to New York City

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc., (Nasdaq: SPLS) the world’s largest office products company, today announced it will present the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) with a $10,000 donation at the official opening of its new Copy & Print Shop on Wed., Jan. 16, 2008. The Copy & Print Shop is an entirely new store format designed to meet customers’ high-quality copy and print needs, while providing a fast shopping experience formore...
  • 1/3/08 8:00 am EST

    Affects More Than Half of Small Businesses

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More small-business owners and managers are working harder than ever to make their business dreams come true… even while they sleep. According to the 2nd Annual Staples National Small-Business Survey (NASDAQ: SPLS), more than half of small-business professionals said that work has actually become part of their dreams. Fifty-one percent of those surveyed said that they “sleepwork” (i.e. dream about work), and nearly 70 percent of those “more...

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