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Archived Press Releases 2009

  • 2/25/09 8:00 am EST

    Company Offers Free Double-Sided Copies of Tax Returns, Free Scans
    to PDFs

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In an effort to encourage people to print responsibly, Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) is providing environmentally-friendly printing solutions – and savings – during the tax season. From April 5 – 15, Staples will offer free black and white, double-sided copies – up to 20 pages - of 2008 tax returns. Additionally, Staples is making it easy for customers to keep an electronic and secure copy of important documents by offeringmore...
  • 2/24/09 5:00 pm EST

    Mayor to Officially Congratulate Staples and 2121 Biscayne Blvd, LLC
    for Staples and Miami-Dade’s first Gold-Certified Building

    MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc., (Nasdaq: SPLS) the world’s largest office products company, today announced that the Staples store in Miami, located at 2121 Biscayne Blvd., is the first store in Miami-Dade County and in the Staples chain to be awarded gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). City of Miami Mayor Manny Diaz joined Staples General Manager Ulysses Perez andmore...
  • 2/11/09 10:24 am EST

    Nearly 50 Percent of People Experience “Post-Shredding Stress
    Reduction” (PSSR)

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but the key to a stress-free lifestyle may be more than just proper diet and exercise. According to a national consumer survey conducted by Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), 47 percent of respondents felt their stress level diminish after the simple act of shredding. In addition to experiencing “Post-Shredding Stress Reduction,” people felt smarter (85 percent), more organized (83 percent) and in control ofmore...
  • 2/10/09 8:30 am EST

    Shira Goodman Appointed Executive Vice President of Human Resources,
    Succeeding Susan Hoyt Who Will Retire This Year

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced senior executive changes in its human resources and marketing organizations. Shira Goodman will become executive vice president of human resources effective May 1, responsible for Staples’ global HR strategies and programs. Goodman, formerly executive vice president of marketing, will succeed Susan Hoyt who, after 13 years of HR leadership at Staples, will be retiring in September. Goodmanmore...
  • 1/26/09 8:00 am EST

    First National Retailer to Reward Customers for Recycling Any Printer

    Expects to Recycle More than 30 Million Cartridges in 2009 as the
    World’s Largest Ink and Toner Recycler

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Feb. 1, 2009, Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company, will become the first national retailer to offer a comprehensive ink and toner recycling program that rewards customers for recycling any brand or type of cartridge, regardless of manufacturer. Starting Feb. 1, 2009, Staples will allow customers to earn $3 back in Staples Rewards on any brand or type of ink or toner just for choosing to recycle thesemore...
  • 1/8/09 11:00 am EST

    New line debuts at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas January

    LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At the Consumer Electronics Show, Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company and leading retailer of shredders, today announced the global launch of a new line of shredders built with the latest technology and exclusive, innovative features. The shredders will hit Staples store shelves beginning February 2009, with availability at both Staples retail stores and This line was created through amore...
  • 1/6/09 8:00 am EST

    More than One Half of Small Business Owners Are Spending Extra Time
    on the Computer to Compensate for Economic Challenges

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Most small business owners and managers are working harder than ever in an effort to overcome the downturn in the economy. According to the 3rd Annual Staples National Small Business Survey (NASDAQ: SPLS), 62 percent of small business owners admitted they were transforming into a ‘mouse potato’ (i.e. constantly on the computer), with two-thirds eating and working at the same time, and one in five replacing breakfast withmore...

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