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  • 3/9/99 7:00 am EST
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass. & PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples the Office Superstore, in association with the Phoenix Suns, is challenging area small businesses to take to the courts for a corporate version of March Madness, and an opportunity to compete against other businesses in the "Staples Corporate Challenge", a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for company teams. "Recognizing the competitiveness of our small business customers in the workplace, Staples encourages all small businesses tomore...
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  • 3/8/99 7:00 am EST
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced an online advertising and promotion agreement with GeoCities (NASDAQ:GCTY) to become the exclusive office supplies merchant for GeoCities' Shopping Center, and a charter member of the Web community's new Pages that Pay affiliate program. The agreement will further extend Staples.com's reach to the small business community, which makes up nearly 60 percent of GeoCities' 19 million unique monthly visitorsmore...
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  • 3/8/99 7:00 am EST

    Bergen Catholic High School to Receive a $5,000 Staples Gift Certificate

    (BUSINESS WIRE)--WHAT:   Student assembly to celebrate "Staples Coach of the Week" award with motivational speech by Coach Jim Fassel of the New York Giants.   WHEN: Tuesday, March 9, 1999more...
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  • 3/4/99 7:00 am EST
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced that it has completed the purchase of Claricom Holdings, Inc. for approximately $140 million in an all cash transaction. Staples first announced its intent to acquire Claricom on December 17, 1998. Claricom Holdings, Inc., of Milford, Conn., is an industry leader in providing innovative telecommunications products and services to businesses. Its 1998 revenues were about $200 million and themore...
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  • 3/4/99 7:00 am EST
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced diluted earnings per share of $0.53 for the fiscal year ended January 30, l999, a 33 percent increase compared with the $0.40 earned in the prior year. In the fourth quarter l998, diluted earnings per share rose to $0.22, a 38 percent increase over the $0.16 earned in the fourth quarter of l997. The earnings per share calculation reflects a three-for-two stock split effective Januarymore...
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  • 2/23/99 7:00 am EST
    (BUSINESS WIRE)--Coach Reeves - Also 1999 Staples NFL Coach of the Year... WHAT: Student assembly to celebrate "Staples Coach of the Week" award with motivational speech by Coach Dan Reeves of the Atlanta Falcons WHEN: Wednesday, February 24, 1999 10 a.mmore...
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  • 2/18/99 7:00 am EST
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass. & ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc., the pioneer of the office products superstore industry, today presented a donation to former President Jimmy Carter and The Carter Center in honor of the Allen family and its distinguished history of public service in Georgia. The donation complements the longstanding support of The Carter Center by the Allen family, founders of Atlanta-based contract stationer, Ivan Allen Company, recently acquired by Staples. "more...
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  • 2/10/99 7:00 am EST
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. today announced that it has selected Halifax, Nova Scotia, as the site for its newest call center operation. In order to support the rapid growth of its delivered office products businesses, both Staples Direct and Contract, as well as further enhance its commitment to customer service, Staples conducted an extensive location search. Ultimately, Halifax was chosen because of its highly educated work force and strong customer servicemore...
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  • 2/8/99 7:00 am EST
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. today begins rotation of a new television advertisement celebrating one of the company's most unique and growing customer populations: the entrepreneur. Called "Wingtip," the 30-second spot was created by Cliff Freeman and Partners of New York City, and will air the weeks of February 9 and February 15 on network television, cable networks and through spot buys. "Staples was founded by an entrepreneur and retains that spiritmore...
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  • 2/8/99 7:00 am EST

    JA of Southeastern Michigan rolls out JA Connections curriculum;
    Staples' associates and small business customers to volunteer

    DETROIT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples The Office Superstore and Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan have joined together in a unique 50-class partnership benefiting more than 1,250 southeastern Michigan high school students. This partnership celebrates JA's 50th anniversary of providing business and economics lessons in southeastern Michigan. Staples' financial support and volunteers will allow thousands of local students to experience the JA Connections curriculummore...
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