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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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
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...