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  • 7/26/99 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) has launched a set of enhancements to www.staples.com to make shopping for office supplies online even easier, faster and more convenient for small business. Features include a clearance center for bargain hunters, a redesigned home page for simpler navigation, additional personalization features and the first Staples.com Back-to-School Center. "These site improvements are part of our continuous plan to helpmore...
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  • 7/19/99 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. today announced the 4th annual "Staples Coach of the Week" program beginning July 22. Sponsored by Staples in partnership with the National Football League (NFL) and CBS, the contest will award seventeen accredited K-12 schools a $5,000 Staples gift certificate and a visit from their local NFL head coach. For seventeen weeks during the NFL regular season beginning Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, a panel of NFL representatives willmore...
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  • 7/16/99 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced it has renamed its telecommunications subsidiaries, The Claricom Companies to "Staples Communications." Staples acquired the privately held telecommunications products and services provider in March 1999. "Staples' brand recognition and reputation will enable us to expand our telecommunications customer base," said Neil Lichtman, president of Staples Communications. "Offering high-qualitymore...
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  • 7/15/99 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced that the secondary public offering of 11,107,473 shares of its common stock was priced at $29 3/8 per share. All of the shares were offered by members of the Miller family, former owners of Quill Corporation, which was acquired by Staples in May 1998. Members of the Miller family also have granted the underwriters of the offering an option to purchase an additional 1,666,121 shares to covermore...
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  • 7/14/99 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--It's the last back-to-school season of the decade and students of all ages are revving up their shopping lists to get them to the millennium in style. The back-to-school experts at Staples say that this year's hottest school supplies have a bold new twist in color, texture and style. Binders, notebooks and even lunchbags are influenced by the more than 60 million students who fit into Generation Y, follow the fashion trends andmore...
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  • 7/9/99 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In response to the growing needs of its small business and home office customers, Staples today announced the rollout of packaging and shipping services, currently available in all 15 Phoenix-area superstores. The Staples Ship Center is the latest way Staples is taking the cost and hassle out of running a small business. Staples' Ship Centers, located in the stores' Copy Centers, will ship most any item via ground and air carriers. Themore...
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  • 7/8/99 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced it has retained i-traffic as its online advertising and online direct marketing agency for Staples.com, the company's e-commerce business unit. "We are extremely impressed with i-traffic's people and capabilities and believe and expect they will help build our position as the one stop e-commerce shop for small business," said J.B. Lyon, vice president of marketing for Staples.com. "i-trafficmore...
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  • 6/30/99 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced that Deborah G. Ellinger has joined the company as senior vice president of strategic planning. Ellinger serves on the company's senior management team and reports to Thomas G. Stemberg, chairman and chief executive officer of Staples. She succeeds Jeffrey L. Levitan, who previously was named senior vice president of Staples.com and new business development. "We are thrilled that Deborah ismore...
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  • 6/25/99 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed secondary offering of 11,107,473 shares of its common stock. The shares will be sold by the Miller family, former owners of Quill Corporation, which was acquired by Staples in May 1998. The registration statement also covers an additional 1,666,121 shares, also being sold by the Miller family, thatmore...
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  • 6/11/99 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To help combat the latest computer virus known as "the Worm," Staples.com will offer the Norton Anti-Virus 5.0 at a reduced cost of $9.99, after a $20 rebate from Symantec, and will provide FREE delivery to Staples.com customers. "The best way to avoid viruses, such as Melissa and the Worm, is to regularly upgrade your virus protection software," said Jeff Levitan, senior vice president of Staples.com. "By offering this special onmore...
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