FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (SPLS) today announced the appointment of Mark Buckley to
Vice President of Environmental Affairs to direct the company's
environmental commitment to protect and preserve natural resources. In
this newly created position, Buckley will further Staples' environmental
leadership in the purchase and promotion of recycled content products,
chain-wide recycling initiatives, energy conservation programs as well
as educational initiativesmore...
Staples Reports Top-Selling Holiday Merchandise and Shopping Trends;
Offers Free Online and Catalog Shipping Though December; Holiday
Shopping Gift Guide Arrives in Stores
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Holiday shopping kicked off in full force this weekend, with Staples
customers purchasing technology gifts, product accessories and office
furniture. Based on early season shopping sales at Staples' 1,100 retail
stores and online at www.staples.com,
key gift items and a number of "back-to-basics" emerged as top sellers.
"Our early holiday shopping sales are a key indicator of what customers
want this gift giving season," said Philomore...
Boston Common Receives 10 Trees In Recognition of Staples
Environmental Marketing Accomplishments
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Marcal Paper Mills Inc. today announced that it is awarding Staples,
Inc. (SPLS) with the 2002 Marcal Environmental Marketing Excellence
Award for outstanding marketing of recycled content products. Nick
Marcalus, President/CEO of Marcal, presented the award to Staples
Chairman Thomas Stemberg, who accepted on behalf of Staples at the
company's Home Office. To commemorate the occasion, Marcal donated
$10,000 to the City of Boston for ten treesmore...
Company Exceeds Third Quarter 2002 Expectations With 35 Percent;
Earnings Per Share Growth And A Three Percent Increase In Overall
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today the results for its third
quarter ended Nov. 2, 2002. The company achieved net income of $128
million for the quarter, or $0.27 per share on a diluted basis,
exceeding analyst consensus of $0.24, and a 35 percent increase over
earnings per share of $0.20 reported for the third quarter of 2001.
Total company sales for the quarter grew to $3.1 billion, an increase of
nine percent versus $2.8more...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (SPLS) today announced its environmental paper procurement
policy, formalizing the company's commitment to protecting forest
resources through environmentally sound paper procurement practices. The
policy solidifies Staples' position as the environmental leader in the
U.S. office supply industry.
The purchasing policy outlines and reaffirms Staples' commitment to
transitioning toward paper products with post consumer wastemore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPLS) will host a live Internet broadcast of its
third quarter 2002 earnings conference call at 8:00 a.m.(Eastern) on
Tuesday, November 19, 2002. Individuals may access the broadcast from
Staples' Web site directly at http://investor.staples.com.
A replay of the quarterly earnings conference call will be available at http://investor.staples.com
from 11:30 a.m. (Eastern) on November 19, through midnight on Tuesday,
(BUSINESS WIRE)--WHO: Staples Vice Chairman Joe Vassalluzzo, Todd Paglia of ForestEthics
and Danna Smith of Dogwood Alliance.
WHAT: Staples and environmental groups ForestEthics and Dogwood Alliance
will hold a media conference call to announce a significant initiative
in Staples' continued commitment to environmental issues. The
announcement will mark a milestone in the office product industry.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 12, 2002more...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today is filing a universal shelf
registration for any combination of debt or equity securities totaling
$500 million. The registration provides Staples the flexibility to
access capital markets as necessary and the ability to be opportunistic
should market conditions become favorable. Staples has no immediate
plans to draw upon the registration.
Staples, Inc. is an $11 billionmore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a week-long celebration of America Recycles Day, Staples, Inc.,
(SPLS) is rewarding store customers who turn in empty ink jet cartridges
with a free ream of Staples brand 30 percent recycled paper, from
Sunday, Nov. 10 to Saturday, Nov. 16. The program, one of Staples many
environmental initiatives, encourages recycling and the use of recycled
Each year Americans discard over 243 million ink jet cartridges, addingmore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), today announced its First-Tier supplier
diversity partner program helping Fortune 1000 and other large-sized
business customers reach their purchasing goals from minority- and
women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) suppliers. This innovative
supplier diversity program is based on a network of highly respected
MWBE office supply providers that leverages their individual strengths,
providing customers with the servicemore...