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  • 10/15/14 7:00 am EDT

    Staples Annual Flu Survey Reveals More Managers Encouraging Sick Employees to Stay Home

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the first time in five years, the number of employees that said they go to work with flu has dropped to 60 percent, after four straight years of increases, according to the fifth annual Flu Season Survey from Staples, a leading provider of supplies that help keep offices healthy. While this is a drop from last year, many employees still feel they can’t take a sick day. Despite 88 percent of managers encouraging sick employees tomore...
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  • 10/6/14 12:18 pm EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today that it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the 11th straight year. The annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (“DJSI”) review is released by S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world’s leading providers of financial market indices, and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing. The DJSI follow a best-in-class approach,more...
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  • 9/30/14 9:10 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, one of the world’s largest internet retailers, today kicked off a nationwide “Refresh. Recharge. Refuel.” Breakroom Tour to encourage office workers across the country to take a break. The tour will let people disconnect from work by visiting a large-scale, “pop-up” breakroom stocked with free refreshing snacks, coffee and other beverages. As part of the tour, Staples will host public breakroom events in tenmore...
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  • 9/23/14 6:57 am EDT

    Health & Fitness Center, Smoke-Free Campus, Healthy Cafeteria, New Work Environments, Latest In Series Of Enhancements For Benefit Of Staples Associates

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, one of the world’s largest internet retailers, today announced the opening of a new health and fitness center at its global corporate headquarters, in Framingham, Massachusetts, the latest in a series of updates to the campus, including going smoke-free, a new, healthier cafeteria and a redesigned, more open and collaborative floor plan, both designed by Business Interiors by Staples, as the company continues to reinvent both itsmore...
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  • 9/22/14 11:26 am EDT

    Small businesses are focused on social media and digital marketing

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For small business owners, email rates as the top software tool (47%) for running their business, followed by financial management software (29%), according to a Staples’ study of 510 small business owners conducted online by Harris Poll during late summer 2014. Additionally, the survey shows the importance of technology to small businesses of all kinds. “More than ever, small businesses rely on technology to make more happenmore...
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  • 9/18/14 10:05 am EDT

    Staples Supports Local Music Teachers by donating 375 DonorsChoose.org gift cards

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For small business owners, email rates as the top software tool (47%) for running their business, followed by financial management software (29%), according to a Staples’ study of 510 small business owners conducted online by Harris Poll during late summer 2014. Additionally, the survey shows the importance of technology to small businesses of all kinds. “More than ever, small businesses rely on technology to make more happenmore...
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  • 9/18/14 10:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) and global pop music superstar Katy Perry teamed up to “Make Roar Happen” this back-to-school season, donating more than $2.5 million (USD) in support of teachers, students and classroom projects across North America. As the presenting sponsor of the North American leg of Katy Perry’s Prismatic World Tour, Staples inspired audiences, fans and customers to ‘roar’ for teachers and students. Staples donated $1more...
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  • 9/17/14 6:57 am EDT

    Staples’ “Know Your Type” survey focused on identifying workplace personalities, ink and toner purchasing habits

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A third of small business owners who classify printing as very important to their business have “high” or “very high” stress levels and those who spend more time managing ink and toner supplies are the most stressed, according to the Staples Ink & Toner “Know Your Type” survey. More than 70 percent of these small business owners describe their workplace personality as a “hands-on doer,” meaning they prefer to dive in and tackle the workmore...
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  • 9/12/14 8:37 am EDT

    Staples gives 49 Local Teachers the Supplies they need through DonorsChoose.org

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A third of small business owners who classify printing as very important to their business have “high” or “very high” stress levels and those who spend more time managing ink and toner supplies are the most stressed, according to the Staples Ink & Toner “Know Your Type” survey. More than 70 percent of these small business owners describe their workplace personality as a “hands-on doer,” meaning they prefer to dive in and tackle the workmore...
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  • 9/9/14 4:15 pm EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on Staples, Inc. common stock of $0.12 per share. The dividend is payable on October 16, 2014, to shareholders of record on September 26, 2014. About StaplesStaples makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples letsmore...
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