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Archived Press Releases 1999

  • 8/16/99 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced it has been named a CIO-100 winner for the second consecutive year by CIO - the magazine for information executives. The award is presented annually to 100 companies who exemplify the best of the best in operational and strategic excellence around the world, and possess the strategy, ability and drive to prosper in the new millennium. This year, Staples is the only office superstore to win the awardmore...
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  • 8/11/99 7:00 am EDT

    Enhances German Operations and Expands to Two New Countries

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire three European office supply companies -- Sigma Burowelt in Germany, Office Centre in the Netherlands, and Office Centre in Portugal. The acquisition will expand the company's European presence to 120 superstores. "This acquisition gives us established retail locations in two new countries, and will enhance our current operations in Germany," said Josephmore...
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  • 8/5/99 7:00 am EDT

    Store Dedicated to The Home Depot Co-founders Bernie Marcus and Arthur
    Blank; Office Retailer Enters Greater Atlanta Retail Market, Opening
    Eight Superstores

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced it is opening its 1,000th office superstore in Duluth, Ga. The store is dedicated to Atlanta-based Home Depot co-founders, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank, who revolutionized home improvement by creating the warehouse retail concept. "Bernie and Arthur developed a whole new channel for home improvement supplies when they launched The Home Depot in 1978," said Thomas G. Stemberg, chairman andmore...
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  • 7/26/99 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced its online Back-to-School Center designed to slash the cost and hassle of purchasing back-to-school supplies. With a large selection of specially tagged back-to-school items, on-the-go parents and vacationing students can avoid the mad rush to the mall and conveniently purchase school supplies online. "Most parents would prefer to spend quality time with their kids rather than fight themore...
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  • 7/26/99 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) has launched a set of enhancements to www.staples.com to make shopping for office supplies online even easier, faster and more convenient for small business. Features include a clearance center for bargain hunters, a redesigned home page for simpler navigation, additional personalization features and the first Staples.com Back-to-School Center. "These site improvements are part of our continuous plan to helpmore...
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  • 7/19/99 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. today announced the 4th annual "Staples Coach of the Week" program beginning July 22. Sponsored by Staples in partnership with the National Football League (NFL) and CBS, the contest will award seventeen accredited K-12 schools a $5,000 Staples gift certificate and a visit from their local NFL head coach. For seventeen weeks during the NFL regular season beginning Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, a panel of NFL representatives willmore...
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  • 7/16/99 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced it has renamed its telecommunications subsidiaries, The Claricom Companies to "Staples Communications." Staples acquired the privately held telecommunications products and services provider in March 1999. "Staples' brand recognition and reputation will enable us to expand our telecommunications customer base," said Neil Lichtman, president of Staples Communications. "Offering high-qualitymore...
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  • 7/15/99 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced that the secondary public offering of 11,107,473 shares of its common stock was priced at $29 3/8 per share. All of the shares were offered by members of the Miller family, former owners of Quill Corporation, which was acquired by Staples in May 1998. Members of the Miller family also have granted the underwriters of the offering an option to purchase an additional 1,666,121 shares to covermore...
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  • 7/14/99 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--It's the last back-to-school season of the decade and students of all ages are revving up their shopping lists to get them to the millennium in style. The back-to-school experts at Staples say that this year's hottest school supplies have a bold new twist in color, texture and style. Binders, notebooks and even lunchbags are influenced by the more than 60 million students who fit into Generation Y, follow the fashion trends andmore...
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  • 7/9/99 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In response to the growing needs of its small business and home office customers, Staples today announced the rollout of packaging and shipping services, currently available in all 15 Phoenix-area superstores. The Staples Ship Center is the latest way Staples is taking the cost and hassle out of running a small business. Staples' Ship Centers, located in the stores' Copy Centers, will ship most any item via ground and air carriers. Themore...
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