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Archived Press Releases 2000

  • 7/5/00 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc., the office supplies and services retailer, today announced the appointment of Tom Nutile to vice president of public relations. With more than 20 years of experience in corporate communications and journalism, including eight years as a retail business reporter, Nutile will oversee the company's public relations efforts, from strategy to implementation. "Tom Nutile brings a high level of leadership, vision and strategicmore...
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  • 6/26/00 7:00 am EDT

    Participating Teachers Receive Free Basket of School Supplies, Earn
    Credit for Class Purchases and Can Enter Sweepstakes

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples.com today launched its first-ever online teacher registry to simplify back-to-school supplies shopping for parents and students. Now, teachers can register their class list of required school supplies online in the Staples.com Back-to-School area, www.staples.com/schoolzone, and parents and students can access and purchase from these lists online, from home or from computer terminals in more than 900 Staples stores nationwidemore...
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  • 6/13/00 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc., (NASDAQ:SPLS), operator of more than 1,200 superstores worldwide, today announced the opening of its third airport store, at the Newark International Airport. The Newark airport store will offer travelers three ways to shop: traditional retail, a kiosk linked to Staples.com and a direct phone line to Staples catalog representatives. The 1,330 square foot airport store, located in Continental Airlines Terminal C, willmore...
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  • 6/7/00 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples.com today announced strategic agreements with ten small business service providers to save its small business customers time and money. Housed in Staples.com Business Services, these new "Click and Buy" partners include BizBuySell, Click Tactics, Dun & Bradstreet (provided by Telebase), Innovyx, Learn2.com, MergerNetwork, MyProspects, OnTimeAuditor, Pre-Paid Legal Services and Zoomerang. "At Staples.com, we're doing the samemore...
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  • 5/19/00 7:00 am EDT
    WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tvisions, a leading Internet professional services firm, announced its partnership in assisting Staples.com with the launch of English and French versions of its Canadian e-commerce sites. The sites, www.staples.ca, www.businessdepot.com and www.bureauengros.com introduce transactional e-commerce to Staples.com's Canadian customers and are well positioned to become the destination sites for office supply needs in Canada.more...
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  • 5/16/00 7:00 am EDT

    Delivers Sequential Quarterly Revenue Growth of 75 Percent

    Repeat Customer Purchases 57 Percent of Sales

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples.com, Staples Inc.'s (NASDAQ:SPLS) electronic marketplace that provides office supplies, services, content and community over the Internet, today announced revenues of $75.36 million for the first quarter 2000, which ended April 29, 2000, up 545 percent from the $11.69 million reported for the same period in the prior year and up 75 percent from the $43.07 million reported for the fourth quarter 1999. The business reported a net loss of $more...
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  • 5/16/00 7:00 am EDT

    Revenue Up 20 Percent; Net Income Jumps 21 Percent; Earnings Per Share
    Grow 27 Percent; Opens Record Number of New Stores

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS), the pioneer of the office superstore industry, today announced that its Retail and Delivery business earned net income of $63.3 million, or $.14 per common share, on a diluted basis, for the first quarter which ended April 29, 2000, compared with $52.4 million or $.11 per common share, on a diluted basis, for the prior year. Staples Retail and Delivery results exclude the retained interest in Staples.more...
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  • 5/15/00 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, May 16, to announce the company's financial results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2000. The company will begin the Webcast at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time with a discussion of the results for Staples Retail and Delivery business,more...
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  • 5/15/00 7:00 am EDT

    New Campaign to Drive Traffic to Staples.com; Shows Future Is Now For
    Small Business

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples.com today launched a new marketing campaign to drive small business traffic to its site, build customer loyalty and boost online sales. The program which runs through May, kicks off today with a 30-second television spot on prime-time and cable networks and includes promotional offers, online advertising on major small business Web sites, print ads in national newspapers and business magazines, direct mail and e-mail. Created by Staplesmore...
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  • 5/11/00 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Retail and Delivery today announced its 1999 vendor awards, recognizing companies that have distinguished themselves by contributing to Staples' continued success. These companies were honored for outstanding new products, service support, logistics and category development. This is the ninth year Staples has given awards to its vendors. The announcements were made by Rich Gentry, executive vice president, merchandisingmore...
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