FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced that famed rock musician
Alice Cooper will star in its newest back-to-school commercial campaign.
The commercial, created by Minneapolis-based Martin|Williams
Advertising, humorously utilizes Cooper's legendary anthem "School's
Out" to support the company's 2004 back-to-school brand position as a
one-stop, in-stock shopping destination for everything on school lists.
The 30-second spot, entitled "more...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today the appointment of
Christine Komola to Senior Vice President, Controller.
"As Senior Vice President, Controller, Christine will apply her
extensive experience in financial operations to lead the corporate
finance team," said John Mahoney, Staples executive vice president and
chief administrative officer. "As Staples continues to grow profitable
sales and improve margins, she will also play amore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced that J.D. Power and
Associates Certified Call Center Program(SM) has certified Staples
Contract call centers for customer satisfaction excellence. Staples is
the first in the office products industry, and one of the first
companies nationwide, to have its call centers certified by J.D. Power
Staples call centers serving medium and large-sized company customers
North American Retail Comparable Sales Rose to an Industry-Leading Five
North American Delivery Sales Accelerated in the First Quarter, Growing
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today the results for its first
quarter ended May 1, 2004. Total company sales for the quarter grew to
$3.45 billion, an increase of 12 percent versus $3.09 billion for the
same quarter of the prior year. North American Retail comparable sales
increased five percent and North American Delivery sales rose 11 percent.
The company achieved net income of $126 million for the quarter, or
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPLS) will hold its quarterly conference call to
discuss first quarter 2004 results on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 8:00 a.m.
Eastern Time (7 a.m. Central Time).
This call is being webcast by CCBN and can be accessed at Staples' Web
site at www.staples.com.
The webcast is also being distributed over CCBN's Investor Distribution
Network to both institutional and individual investors. Individual
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPLS):
Editor's Note:Information on photo opportunities in Seattle and
Portland at end of release.
Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPLS) will kick off Earth Day celebrations with a
recycling program that lets customers recycle used desktop computers,
monitors and notebook computers at 31 Staples stores in Washington and
Oregon. The Staples Computer Recycling Program lets Pacific Northwest
residents take anmore...
"Recycle for Education" Makes It Easy for Schools to Turn Trash Into Cash
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In celebration of Earth Day 2004, Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) will
launch a nationwide program that enables schools to raise money by
recycling used inkjet and laser toner cartridges right at school. Free
recycling kits will be available online starting April 22 for the
"Staples Recycle for Education" program which gives schools $1.00 for
every eligible cartridge recycled.
Parents or teachers can log on to www.staplesrecyclefored.commore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today that its board of directors
decided not to renew its shareholder rights plan, commonly referred to
as a "Poison Pill," which expired by its terms earlier this year.
Staples, Inc. is headquartered outside of Boston and sells a wide range
of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and
business services. With 2003 sales of $13.2 billion, Staples ismore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today that it plans to purchase
the United Kingdom office products company Globus Office World plc from
the Swiss-based Globus-Group (Magazine zum Globus) for 32.5 million
pounds. Based outside of London, Globus Office World plc operates 59
"The office products market in the United Kingdom has tremendous
opportunities for growth," said Theo Van Brandenburg, President, Staplesmore...
Los Altos, California Inventor Named the First-Ever Invention Quest(TM)
Champion Winning $25,000 Grand Prize
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After six months and more than 8,300 entries, the WordLock(TM) has
emerged as the next must-have office product to make work life easier.
Today at the NASDAQ Market site in New York City, Staples held its
Invention Quest(TM) final judging event. The winner is the WordLock(TM)
- a combination lock which uses easy-to-remember words instead of
numbers. Spawned from the imaginative mind of amateur inventor Todd
Basche of Los Altos, California, themore...