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Archived Press Releases 2000

  • 11/17/00 7:00 am EST

    Ten Lucky Winners Were Selected Representing Seven States

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc., (NASDAQ:SPLS), today announced the winners of its Teacher Appreciation Day sweepstakes. The Staples Teacher Appreciation Day program was an opportunity for Staples to reward educators for all their hard work and dedication. Educators were invited to visit their local Staples store or participate online at Staples.com to receive a complimentary gift and enter to win one of $35,000 in prizes. Staples awarded ten grand-prize winnersmore...
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  • 8/15/00 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the pioneer of the office superstore industry, today announced that total comparable sales increased an industry-leading 10 percent for the second quarter ended July 29, 2000. Comparable sales include stores open for more than a year plus the Direct business and the Staples.com site. Revenues grew 20 percent to $2.2 billion for the second quarter, compared with $1.84 billion for the same period last year.more...
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  • 8/14/00 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples.com, a leading e-marketplace for small business, today announced it will offer Personable.com's Internet-based subscription software and online courses. Through an alliance with Personable.com, the first application service provider (ASP) giving users a virtual Windows 2000 desktop, Staples.com small business customers will have access to the latest versions of many popular software titles without the hassle and expense of buying andmore...
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  • 8/10/00 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grape Ice. Strawberry Freeze. Blueberry Frost. These aren't the latest Popsicle flavors, but the hot new translucent colors topping students' "must have" list for Back-to-School 2000. "Translucents are this year's big trend," says Kathy Overton, buyer at Staples. "Frosted colors appeal to tech-savvy kids who want their school supplies and their school rooms to make a 21st Century fashion statement. Students can pair the new translucentmore...
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  • 8/10/00 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc.'s management team will host a conference call to be broadcast via the internet for equity analysts, portfolio managers, individual investors, and members of the press on Tuesday, August 15, to announce the company's financial results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2000. The company will begin the Webcast at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Individuals may access the Webcast from Staples' Web site at http://www.more...
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  • 7/31/00 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--StaplesLink.com, Staples.com's online contract purchasing solution, today announced it will be available at Epylon, eschoolmall.com(TM) and Simplexis.com, the leading providers of online procurement solutions for the education market. School administrations across the country will gain time and cost-savings when purchasing supplies from StaplesLink.com through these major e-procurement hubs. "We want to provide StaplesLink.com to ourmore...
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  • 7/31/00 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples.com today announced it has made a 10 percent equity investment in current business services partner NowDocs(TM), Inc. and that the companies are expanding the scope of their relationship to better serve the digital printing needs of small business. "NowDocs(TM) is revolutionizing the business of time-definite, digital printing and delivery, and small businesses need dependable, reliable services in this area," said Jeff Levitanmore...
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  • 7/24/00 7:00 am EDT

    Each Week During the NFL Regular Season One Lucky School Will Win $5,000
    in School Supplies Plus an NFL Head Coach Visit

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) announced that the 5th annual "Staples Coach of the Week" program began today. 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 a panel of NFL representativesmore...
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  • 7/14/00 7:00 am EDT

    Steve Matyas Named President, The Business Depot; James Peters,
    President, U.S. Stores, Leaves To Take Position In California

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the office supplies and services retailer, today announced it has named Edward C. Harsant, currently president of its Canadian operation, called The Business Depot, Ltd., to the newly created position of president, North American Superstores for Staples. In his new position, Harsant, who has built The Business Depot into the strongest and most profitable Staples operation, will be responsible for Staples'more...
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  • 7/11/00 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples.com today announced enhancements to its management team with three seasoned Staples executives assuming key roles for Staples.com; Kevin Dempsey has been named vice president of international development, Mike DeSanto vice president of merchandising and Connie Seatter director of human resources. "Kevin, Mike and Connie bring a wealth of expertise and understanding of the office supplies business and will be instrumental inmore...
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