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  • 4/7/99 7:00 am EDT

    Staples offers third channel for 24-hour shopping as a convenience for
    small business and student customers First office supplies superstore
    retailer to have stores open around the clock

    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In response to the needs of its small business and student customers, Staples is offering the added convenience of a third channel for 24-hour shopping with the launch of 15, 24-hour superstores in select cities around the country. Staples, the pioneer of the office product superstore, is the first in this industry to open 24-hour superstores. "We recognize that many of our small business and student customers work around the clock andmore...
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  • 4/6/99 7:00 am EDT

    Mobile Post Office; Free Copying of Tax Returns All Day; IRS Official to
    Offer Tax Advice

    Staples One of Four Late-Night Mailing Locations in Los Angeles for the
    United States Postal Service

    LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For all those last-minute filers, Staples is making it even easier to send in their taxes with the United States Postal Service (USPS) up through the midnight deadline while offering taxpayers some great things in return. Free photocopies sound good? How about an area to collate and sign returns, and address envelopes? Or a chance to win supplies and gift certificates from Staples to help get organized for next year? Staples The Officemore...
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  • 3/31/99 7:00 am EST
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced that it has signed a lease for a multi-channel distribution center in Charlotte, N.C. Scheduled to be operational in the fall of 1999, the center will serve Staples contract, catalog and e-commerce customers. "The new center will support Staples' rapid expansion in the southeast market, and help us provide more efficient, localized service," said Joseph G. Doody, president of Staples Contractmore...
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  • 3/24/99 7:00 am EST

    Staples Small Business Celebrations March 30 at Framingham and
    Saugus stores

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples The Office Superstore, pioneer of the office supplies superstore industry, has scheduled all-day Small Business Celebrations at two Boston-area stores on March 30 including four small business marketing seminars presented free of charge to entrepreneurs, small business owners and interested members of the public. These small business events will be at the Framingham and Saugus stores. "There is a clear need among our customersmore...
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  • 3/22/99 7:00 am EST
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS)today announced that Meg Whitman, president and chief executive officer of eBay, has been elected a member of its board of directors. "We are delighted that Ms. Whitman has agreed to serve on our board," said Staples Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas G. Stemberg. "As Staples expands its presence in electronic commerce, we believe Meg's Internet experience at eBay, combined with her expertise in themore...
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  • 3/22/99 7:00 am EST

    NGS American Inc. Wins Staples "Take Your Office to Steve's Office"

    DETROIT & WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples The Office Superstore today announced that NGS American, Inc., of St. Clair Shores, Mich., is the winner of the Staples "Take Your Office to Steve's Office" promotion. Ma. Venus Lao, who submitted the winning entry, and her fellow NGS co-workers will receive a special office visit by Steve Yzerman today at 3 p.m. Lao, a frequent shopper at the Grosse Pointe Staples superstore, has a unique reason to be excited about the Yzermanmore...
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  • 3/22/99 7:00 am EST

    Thomas Jefferson Elementary School to Receive a $5,000 Staples
    Gift Certificate

    (BUSINESS WIRE)--Jacksonville Jaguars Coach Tom Coughlin to Visit Thomas Jefferson Elementary School As 'Staples Coach of the Week' WHAT:   Student assembly to celebrate "Staples Coach of the Week" award with presentation by Coach Tom Coughlin of the Jacksonville Jaguarsmore...
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  • 3/18/99 7:00 am EST
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced that Jack A. VanWoerkom has joined the company as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Mr. VanWoerkom reports to Joseph Vassalluzzo, president of Staples Realty and Development, and also serves on the company's senior management team. "Jack is an excellent addition to our executive team and we are thrilled he decided to join us," said Vassalluzzo. "His domestic andmore...
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  • 3/11/99 7:00 am EST
    DETROIT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The partnership between Staples and Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan is now in full swing as 50 high school classes participating in the program will come to session by next week. In line with Governor John Engler's comments about education last month, Staples' stores, its associates and some of its small business customers have teamed up with Junior Achievement. The Staples/JA partnership will match 14 participating Staples retailmore...
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  • 3/11/99 7:00 am EST
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. today announced that Jonathan Magasanik has been named vice president of merchandising for Staples.com, the company's e-commerce division launched last fall. In his new position, Magasanik is responsible for directing the strategy and execution of Staples.com's merchandising efforts, including assortment planning, vendor management, pricing, replenishment and on-site advertising. Magasanik joined Staples inmore...
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