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January 1, 2002
  • Becomes the world's largest seller of office supplies, with revenues topping $11 billion
  • Launches Staples Foundation for Learning® to support organizations that "teach, train and inspire" Learn more
  • Acquires Medical Arts Press, which becomes part of Quill
  • Issues industry–first environmental paper procurement policy formalizing Staples' commitment to the environmentLearn more 
  • Acquires Guilbert's mail order business, which becomes the foundation for Staples European Catalog

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