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Archived Press Releases 2006

  • 12/18/06 8:30 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced the appointment of Nicholas P. Hotchkin as senior vice president of finance and treasurer, responsible for developing and executing Staples’ financial and risk management strategies. Hotchkin will report to John Mahoney, Staples vice chairman and chief financial officer. “Nick brings a wide range of experience in treasury and operational finance to Staples, and a proven track record ofmore...
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  • 12/5/06 8:56 am EST

    The “Department of Unexpected Gifts” Campaign Against Mediocre
    Gift-Giving

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When it comes to holiday shopping, too many gift-givers stick with the conventional, according to the Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) State of Holiday Gift-Giving Survey conducted by Synovate. Half (50 percent) of survey respondents say that holiday gift-giving has become boring and expected. A staggering 87 percent anticipate receiving an expected or traditional gift this holiday season, while more than three-fourths (80 percent)more...
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  • 11/15/06 1:21 pm EST

    Legendary Performer Engelbert Humperdinck Leads Staples’
    Eclectic Team of Gift-Giving Experts to Make Holiday Shopping Easy

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)---This holiday season, Staples’ (Nasdaq: SPLS) mission is to prevent mediocre gift-giving. To make finding the perfect gift easy, Staples has brought together an unusual and humorous team to form the Staples “Department of Unexpected Gifts.” Led by legendary singer Engelbert Humperdinck in his first U.S. television commercials, this “elite” team of gift-giving experts featured in Staples’ holiday advertising offers advice to help holiday shoppersmore...
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  • 11/15/06 1:20 pm EST

    Quirky Cast Led by Legendary Performer Engelbert Humperdinck Bans
    Mediocre Holiday Gift-Giving

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On a mission to bring back that 'unexpected' feeling of anticipation and excitement that used to accompany the holiday gift-giving experience, Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) announces the launch of a new integrated marketing holiday campaign called "The Department of Unexpected Gifts." Starring legendary singer and pop-culture icon Engelbert Humperdinck in his first U.S. television commercials, "The Department of Unexpected Gifts" advertising willmore...
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  • 11/14/06 6:50 am EST

    North American Retail Comparable Sales Rose Four Percent

    European Retail Comparable Sales Increased Five Percent

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today the results for its third quarter ended October 28, 2006. The company drove strong performance in each of its three businesses, gaining market share and winning with customers around the world. Total company sales for the third quarter 2006 increased 12 percent to $4.8 billion compared to the $4.2 billion reported for the third quarter of 2005. Net income rose 29 percent year-over-year to $more...
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  • 11/7/06 7:00 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPLS) will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss third quarter 2006 results on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (7 a.m. Central Time). This call is being webcast by Thomson/CCBN and can be accessed at Staples' Web site at http://investor.staples.com. The webcast is also being distributed through the Thomson StreetEvents Network to both institutional and individual investors.more...
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  • 10/17/06 8:27 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today the launch of the Staples MailMate(TM) junk mail shredder, an innovative product designed to help consumers combat identity theft from the comfort of their kitchen or home office. Ferocious and compact, the Staples MailMate(TM) shreds unopened junk mail, bank statements, CDs and credit cards and makes protecting your personal information easy. "Based on the insight that almost everyone opensmore...
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  • 10/17/06 8:27 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Identity theft and fraud are increasingly top concerns among individuals and small businesses, with 9.3 million Americans victimized in 2005*. Understanding that education is an essential element in protection from identity theft predators, Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), today announced it has formed a multi-year alliance with Frank W. Abagnale, world renowned expert on identity theft and fraud, author of The Art of the Steal and subject ofmore...
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  • 10/16/06 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Identity theft and fraud are increasingly top concerns among individuals and small businesses, with 9.3 million Americans victimized in 2005*. Understanding that education is an essential element in protection from identity theft predators, Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), today announced it has formed a multi-year alliance with Frank W. Abagnale, world renowned expert on identity theft and fraud, author of The Art of the Steal and subject ofmore...
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  • 10/10/06 7:00 am EDT

    Highlights Initiatives to Drive Future Growth; Confirms Q3 2006 and
    FY2006 Guidance; Announces FY2007 Guidance

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) will host its annual Analyst and Investor Conference. The event will include presentations from the management team and will provide updates on company strategies and growth initiatives. Highlights include: -- Staples has entered the Miami market with three retail stores, with plans to add an additional 20-25 stores by the end of 2007. The next new retail market entry will be Denver,more...
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