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  • 4/18/18 8:35 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples has become the first and only national retailer to accept both single serve and traditional coffee brewers for free recycling in stores as a part of its larger electronics recycling program. The expansion of the Staples free electronics recycling program is available to all customers in the US. Since starting the program in 2007, Staples has collected more than 400 million pounds of electronic waste, including ink andmore...
  • 3/15/18 9:00 am EDT

    Colorful, refreshed space brings marine science mission to life

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After a month-long renovation, Staples revealed the breakroom it transformed for the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Sarasota, Florida. Mote was chosen as the winner of Staples’ $50,000 breakroom makeover contest because of its collaborative marine science mission and a creative submission from one of its shark scientists that illustrated a much-needed upgrade for the space. As part of its 2017 Workplace Surveymore...
  • 1/26/18 3:30 pm EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (“Staples” or “the Company”), a leading North American business-to-business distribution platform, today announced the appointment of J. Alexander (Sandy) Douglas as Chief Executive Officer, effective April 2, 2018. Mr. Douglas will succeed Shira Goodman as CEO. John Lederer, Executive Chairman of Staples, Inc. and its separate United States and Canadian Retail Businesses, will lead the Company on a day-to-day basis during themore...
  • 1/25/18 8:38 am EST

    Survey finds more than 86 percent of small businesses are optimistic about the future; most common challenges across industries include tax preparation and marketing tactics

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Staples unveiled results from its national survey conducted with small business owners in December 2017. The Staples small business survey found that more than 86 percent of small business owners are optimistic for the future. Of the respondents, 4 in 5 identified their business as thriving or surviving in the new year. “At Staples, we’re a partner for small business owners helping their world work better so they can spendmore...
  • 1/24/18 8:33 am EST

    Staples and Feng Shui Expert Susan Chan provide tips to encourage office wellness

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to a survey conducted by Staples, 80 percent of employees believe their employers have a responsibility to keep them mentally and physically well. With the 2017-2018 flu season underway and the threat of catching an illness in the office rampant, office managers can be the first line of defense this flu season. To help employees fortify against the flu, Staples partnered with Feng Shui expert Susan Chan tomore...
  • 12/21/17 12:29 pm EST

    Winners Unveiled on December 7 th at Black-Tie Event in New York City

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples was named the Corporate Social Responsibility winner at the 2017 S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards held in New York City on December 7th. Bob Valair, director of energy management for Staples, was also nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to energy conservation. Hosted by S&P Global Platts, the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for themore...
  • 12/7/17 6:58 am EST

    For Eight Years in a Row, Staples Earns 100 Percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Annual Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. today announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The company features a range of Associate Resource Groups (ARGs), including Out At Work, amore...
  • 11/28/17 10:22 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples is the recipient of the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) Leadership Award. FSC is a non-profit organization that promotes environmentally sound, socially beneficial, and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests. FSC awarded Staples for its commitment to providing its customers with FSC-certified products and for helping family woodland owners earn FSC certification. “We’re very proud to havemore...
  • 11/27/17 11:00 am EST

    Strategic Partnership Focuses on Bringing Customers Superior Services and Solutions

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples is the recipient of two prestigious HP Partner of the Year awards; U.S. Partner to Watch and U.S. Supplies Partner of the Year, both received at HP’s largest global partner forum, HP Reinvent. More than 1,400 leading partners from across the globe attended the annual event, and Staples was one of only 50 partners to receive multiple awards. The selected partners are evaluated across a variety of criteria including innovation,more...
  • 11/20/17 9:22 am EST

    Staples Workplace Survey reveals the ability to work remote is a “must have” for nearly half of employees

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This year only 32 percent of employees spent all their time working in, or at their office, according to a recent survey from Staples. The flexibility to work remote is the new normal for office workers with 43 percent of employees saying it’s a must-have. There’s a gap, however, between what workers expect and employers are providing with only 38 percent of employers explicitly offering the benefit to work remotely according to themore...

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