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  • 1/24/17 4:05 pm EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today that the company’s Board of Directors has elected Robert E. Sulentic to serve as Independent Chairman of the Board effective January 29, 2017. Sulentic, President and Chief Executive Officer of CBRE Group, Inc., joined the Staples Board in 2007 and most recently served as Lead Independent Director. As previously announced, Ron Sargent, the company’s non-executive Chairman will retire from themore...
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  • 1/5/17 8:00 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced that it has appointed Jeff Hall to the newly created role of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Vice Chairman. In this new role, Hall will oversee Finance, Strategic Planning, Corporate Development, Investor Relations, Real Estate, Customer Service and High-Growth markets, and will report directly to Shira Goodman, Staples’ Chief Executive Officer and President. “Jeff hasmore...
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  • 1/3/17 1:05 pm EST

    Majority Believe Business Tax Reform Should be Top Priority in 2017

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On the heels of an unprecedented year, the Staples National Small Business Survey (NASDAQ: SPLS) has revealed optimism among small business owners as they kick off 2017. The survey, commissioned by Staples and conducted by Wakefield Research, discovered that 85% of American small business owners are “optimistic” about the small business climate in the new year, while 67% think business tax reform should be the top policy priority for 2017more...
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  • 12/19/16 4:30 pm EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced that it has appointed Faisal Masud to the newly created role of Chief Technology Officer. He had previously served as Executive Vice President of Global E-Commerce since joining the company in May, 2013. In his new role, Masud will be responsible for both e-commerce and global technology and will report directly to Shira Goodman, Staples’ Chief Executive Officer and President. “more...
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  • 12/8/16 6:58 am EST

    For Seventh Year 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. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced that it has received a score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. “Staples’ perfect score for the seventh year in a row is a testament to our deep commitment to an inclusive culture for our LGBTQ associates andmore...
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  • 12/7/16 5:00 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) and Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (Cerberus) announced today that Staples and Cerberus have entered into an agreement in relation to the sale of a controlling interest in Staples’ European operations to a Cerberus affiliate. Staples’ European business consists of retail, contract, and online businesses in 16 countries generating aggregate annual sales of approximately €1.7 billion. Staples is retaining a 15more...
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  • 12/6/16 6:00 pm EST
    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 January 12, 2017, to shareholders of record on December 21, 2016. About Staples, Inc. Staples helps small business customers make more happen by providing a broad assortment of products, expanded business services and easy ways to shop – inmore...
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  • 12/6/16 7:30 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trying to avoid cold and flu in the workplace has reached desperate levels, as nearly half of people surveyed would give up a vacation day to a sick worker to ensure they don’t bring illness to the workplace, according to the seventh annual cold and flu season survey from Staples. Findings show that while the U.S. workforce is keenly aware of the dangers as well as prevention tactics surrounding seasonal illness, personal accountabilitymore...
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  • 12/1/16 9:53 am EST

    New business essentials from Cynthia Rowley Collection debut December 5 on Staples.com and December 9 in stores

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shopping for colleagues this season just got a little easier with the debut of the exclusive Cynthia Rowley Collection for the office. Available on Staples.com starting December 5 and in stores December 9, the new line from Cynthia Rowley includes a suite of travel accessories and business essentials, all in her latest patterns and colorful designs. “The Cynthia Rowley Collection features striking new patterns and colors on a line ofmore...
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  • 11/18/16 7:30 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--If you think your workplace won’t change much in the next five years, think again. Winners of the “Tomorrow’s Workplace” design competition from Staples Business Advantage and Metropolis magazine forecast that in 2021, the workplace may include inflatable pods set up in urban parks, or young professionals working alongside active retirees in a setting that resembles a small town more than an office building. Architects, designers,more...
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