FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the recent downturn in the U.S. economy and unemployment at an
eight-year high, many individuals are following the trend established
during the recession of the early 1990's and turning to self-employment
and starting their own business rather than re-enter the job market.
Staples is helping to ensure these entrepreneurs have access to the
solutions and services needed to get started.
May 5 -11, 2002 marks the 39th celebration ofmore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. today announced that Demos Parneros, a 15-year Staples
veteran, has been named to the position of President of Staples U.S.
Superstores. He will replace Edward C. Harsant, President of Staples
North American Superstores who will retire on May 17, 2002.
As President of U.S. Superstores, Mr. Parneros, will have responsibility
for Staples' 1,048 U.S. stores. "Demos brings a passion for customer
service, as well as anmore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Typewriters, overheads, scratch paper, date books, file cabinets,
fountain pens, and mimeographs - - fifty years ago office products such
as these were essential to administrative staff. Today, administrative
professionals rely on computers, e-files, PDAs, gel pens, copiers,
PowerPoint(R), Post-it(R) Notes, and e-mail to simplify and organize
work-life for themselves and their employers.
Wednesday, April 24, 2002 marks the 50thmore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), today announced that its process for rapid
eProcurement system integration will be available online, enabling
corporate customers using systems such as Ariba and Commerce One to
integrate office supply procurement in industry-leading time. An
industry first, in less than 30 days customers will be able to
collaborate online with Staples to rapidly integrate
StaplesLink.com--Staples' business-to-business e-commercemore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nearly a year after opening its first 81 Dover concept stores, office
supply retailer Staples, Inc. announced it will open approximately 75
new stores and remodel an additional 125 stores to the Dover format
during 2002. This brings the total number of Dover format stores to 281
or approximately 25% of the chain, by the end of 2002. Positive customer
feedback, coupled with Staples ability to lower the remodel costs and a
plan to improve assetmore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPLS) today announced Staples.com has been
selected as a Forbes Best of the Web Pick for Entrepreneurs. Web sites
were chosen based on their ability to help smaller businesses operate as
smoothly as much larger organizations with greater resources.
"Staples.com is focused on making it simple, convenient and
cost-effective for our customers to take care of all their office supply
needs in one place," said Brianmore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPLS) today reported net income of $94 million, or
$0.20 per share on a diluted basis for the fourth quarter. Excluding
special charges, net income for the quarter was $136 million, or $0.29
per share, a 45 percent earnings per share increase compared with the
same period last year.
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FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPLS) will host a live Internet broadcast of its
fourth quarter 2001 earnings conference call at 8:00 a.m.(Eastern) on
Tuesday, March 5, 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 March 5, through midnight on Tuesday, Marchmore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Whether you use an accountant or file your own taxes, a new survey
revealed that taxpayers' biggest pet peeve during the tax season is
compiling and organizing voluminous tax records. The study, sponsored by
Staples Online Tax Center, was conducted by International Communications
Taxpayers nationwide were interviewed to determine how they prepare
their taxes, as well as what their biggest pet peeve is during tax time.more...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (Nasdaq:SPLS) reported today that the company expects to
report strong earnings growth when it announces on March 5 the results
of its recently ended fourth quarter of fiscal 2001.
Earnings per share for the quarter ended Feb. 2 are expected to exceed
current Wall Street consensus estimates of $0.25 per share, before an
expected charge for approximately 30 store closings and severance. The
company anticipates thatmore...