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Archived Press Releases 2009

  • 9/22/09 8:00 am EDT

    Teen Volunteers Nationwide Rally to Collect School Supplies

    NEW YORK & FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grammy® Winning singer-songwriter Ciara, Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) and announced today that the 2009 Do Something 101 national school supply drive raised more than $630,000 in customer cash donations. Combined with the company’s $125,000 contribution of school supplies, Staples customers also donated thousands of items such as notebooks, calculators and other supplies for students in need. “To hear thatmore...
  • 9/15/09 1:14 pm EDT

    14 New Parks Will Compete for Cash Prize and a Victory Celebration
    with Chicago Bear Matt Forte at Soldier Field

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced it has teamed up again with the Chicago Bears to launch the third Staples Dream Park Challenge, an initiative that makes it easy for Chicagoland residents to win improvement money for their local parks. Starting today, 14 parks will compete for the chance to win the grand prize of $25,000 to be used for park improvements and a winner’s celebration featuring Bearsmore...
  • 8/20/09 1:50 pm EDT

    Company Gives Thanks to Teachers with Free Product and Preview of
    New Items for Back to School on August 22

    BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, the world’s largest office products company, is making it easy for teachers to have the tools they need to do their job by hosting a Teacher Appreciation Day at store locations across the country. According to the 2008 National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) Retail Market Awareness Study from Perry Research Professionals, teachers reported spending a total of $395 of their own money in the 2007-2008 school year withmore...
  • 8/5/09 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today its completed purchase of 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. "With this acquisition Staples gains great retail locations, a strong customer base, a terrific management team and skilled associates--allmore...
  • 8/4/09 2:43 pm EDT

    Participants Assemble 5,000 Bags of School Supplies for Youth in Need

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grammy® Winning singer-songwriter Ciara shared the spotlight with youth volunteers today in a national effort to empower teens to give back to the community. Ciara, joined by Chaske Spencer of Twilight and singer Leah Renee, worked side-by-side with volunteers during the 2nd Annual Staples/Do Something 101 national school supply drive event at The Children’s Aid Society Dunlevy Milbank Boys & Girls Club in New Yorkmore...
  • 7/31/09 6:00 am EDT

    Mike Miles Assumes Responsibilities for Staples International;
    Ventress to Accept Position Outside the Company

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced that Mike Miles, Staples president and chief operating officer, will assume responsibilities for Staples International effective September 1. Miles takes on the responsibilities from Peter Ventress who is leaving the company to accept a position as CEO of a UK-based public company. “I’d like to thank Peter for his contributions to the company over the past year. He’s been instrumental to themore...
  • 7/27/09 7:15 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Back to school shopping no longer just means pencils and paper. Families of school children and college students expect to spend $18.3 billion on electronics this year – including laptops, home computers and cell phones – accounting for 38 percent of the $47.5 billion that will be spent on all school supplies, according to National Retail Federation data. Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world's largest office products company and topmore...
  • 7/15/09 3:45 am EDT

    Spot To Air Tonight, As Staples Kicks-Off The 2009 Back-To-School
    Shopping Season

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company, is bringing back The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, perhaps the most well-known and loved back-to-school television commercial ever created. The spot, which first aired 15 years ago, will be broadcast on national network television tonight, to celebrate and promote today as the official launch of the back-to-school shopping season. “more...
  • 7/15/09 3:45 am EDT

    Staples Kicks Off the Back-To-School Shopping Season With Discounts,
    Classic Commercial, and Shopping Spree

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company, marked the start of the back-to-school shopping season today by reducing prices on 250 school supplies; bringing back the Most Wonderful Time of the Year commercial; and selecting one lucky school to kick off the season with a free shopping spree. “We know it may be mid-summer, but at Staples, we know that back-to-school shopping has begun,” said Mike Miles, Staplesmore...
  • 7/9/09 8:30 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced the appointment of Amee Chande as senior vice president of strategy, responsible for working with senior management to develop all elements of the company’s global strategy. Chande reports to John Mahoney, Staples vice chairman and chief financial officer. “Amee brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Staples,” said Mahoney. “With her proven leadership skills, Amee will work closelymore...

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