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Archived Press Releases 2003

  • 8/12/03 7:00 am EDT

    Staples Customers can now Conveniently Purchase Starbucks(R) Coffee and
    Merchandise

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced an agreement with Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) that makes Staples the first office supply retailer to offer a select variety of premium Starbucks(R) whole bean and ground coffees in their stores. A selection of Starbucks(R) coffees, Tazo(R) teas and merchandise are being rolled out at almost all of the Staples stores in the United States. "People consume more coffee in theirmore...
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  • 8/7/03 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Take the world's leading office supply retailer, add $14.5 billion in tax rebate checks, multiply by back-to-school season and what do you get? Staples calculates an answer of 41.4 million lead pencils, 18.2 million two-pocket folders, 11.2 million Staples brand notebooks and 4.2 million three-ring binders to be sold at its stores this back-to-school season. Back-to-school is big business, with an estimated $14.1 billion beingmore...
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  • 8/5/03 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At a time when Ohio public education has absorbed more budget cuts, Staples has introduced "Staples Recycle for Education," a new program that makes it easy to raise money for public education by recycling used inkjet and laser toner cartridges. Staples will donate $1.00 for every eligible cartridge recycled in its stores with a nationwide goal to raise $5 million for public education. All funds generated in Ohio will be used to benefit the Ohiomore...
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  • 8/5/03 7:00 am EDT

    Leader of Staples' Office Centre Netherlands Selected to Drive
    Profitable Retail Sales Growth Across Europe

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced the promotion of Theo van Brandenburg to President of Staples European Retail business. In his new role, van Brandenburg will be responsible for leading the growth of Staples retail business in Europe and will maintain responsibility as the managing director of Staples' Office Centre Netherlands (OCN). Additionally, he will work closely with Staples European Catalog to maximize opportunities betweenmore...
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  • 7/31/03 7:00 am EDT

    Statewide Cartridge Recycling Program To Raise Money For California
    Teachers Association and Reduce Environmental Waste

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At a time when California public education is facing massive budget cuts, Staples has introduced "Staples Recycle for Education," a new program that makes it easy to raise money for public education by recycling used inkjet and laser toner cartridges. Staples will donate $1.00 for every eligible cartridge recycled in its stores with a nationwide goal to raise $5 million for public education. All funds generated in California will be distributedmore...
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  • 7/30/03 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To honor teachers across the country for their hard work, Staples is offering free tote bags filled with school supplies during Teacher Appreciation Days in August. Every Staples store will host this celebration of teachers on one of three Saturdays in August -- the 2nd, 16th or 23rd. All teachers with valid teacher identification are invited to take advantage of the free gift. Dates and details are available at Staples stores and www.staples.more...
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  • 7/29/03 7:00 am EDT

    Former YUM Brands Executive Brings Unique Mix of Customer Service Focus,
    Proven Leadership and Track Record of Profitable Sales Growth

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced the appointment of Michael A. Miles, Jr. to the Company's newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. Effective September 8, he will report to Ron Sargent, Staples President and Chief Executive Officer and will be responsible for Staples U.S. Superstores, Marketing, Merchandising and Supply Chain. "Mike has a passion for providing excellent customer service and has demonstrated skillsmore...
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  • 7/24/03 7:00 am EDT

    Staples Launches National Back-to-School Season By Making It Easier Than
    Ever To Shop For School Supplies

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc., (Nasdaq: SPLS) will officially launch its national back-to-school season next week, with a new commercial and a host of in-store initiatives designed to make it easy to shop for school supplies. A new 30-second commercial introduces "Back To School. And On To the Next Thing," communicating that Staples will deliver a quick "in and out" experience for busy shoppers. The message is carried across all Staples back tomore...
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  • 7/22/03 7:00 am EDT

    Statewide Cartridge Recycling Program To Raise Money For Georgia
    Association of Educators and Reduce Environmental Waste

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At a time when Georgia public education is facing massive budget cuts, Staples has introduced "Staples Recycle for Education," a new program that makes it easy to raise money for Georgia educators by recycling used inkjet and laser toner cartridges. Staples will donate $1.00 for every eligible cartridge recycled in its stores with a nationwide goal to raise $5 million for public education. All funds generated in Georgia will be distributed bymore...
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  • 7/16/03 7:00 am EDT

    Statewide Cartridge Recycling Program To Raise Money For Pennsylvania
    Schools and Reduce Environmental Waste

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At a time when Pennsylvania public education is facing massive budget cuts, Staples has introduced "Staples Recycle for Education," a new program that makes it easy to raise money for Pennsylvania educators by recycling used inkjet and laser toner cartridges. Staples will donate $1.00 for every eligible cartridge recycled in its stores with a nationwide goal to raise $5 million for public education. All funds generated in Pennsylvania will bemore...
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