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Archived Press Releases 2009

  • 7/9/09 8:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Foundation for Learning (SFFL), a private foundation created by Staples, Inc., (NASDAQ: SPLS) announced today it has awarded 26 grants totaling $314,000 to non-profit organizations dedicated to serving youth throughout the country. These organizations were selected for their commitment to providing educational programs that help at-risk youth develop the skills and confidence necessary to become responsible adults and community leadersmore...
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  • 7/7/09 7:49 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world's largest office products company and top retail destination for back to school, today announced July 15 as the official start to the 2009 back-to-school shopping season. For the second year, Staples will kick-off the season and provide shoppers with a clear roadmap of where and when to find the best products and deals this season. Based on more than 20 years of experience in the back-to-more...
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  • 7/1/09 12:00 pm EDT

    $100,000 Grant Celebrated with the Announcement of Staples Foundation
    and Hispanic Heritage Teacher Award Winner

    WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF), a national non-profit organization that identifies, inspires, promotes and prepares Latino leaders in the community, classroom and workforce, and Staples Foundation for Learning (SFFL), a private foundation created by Staples, Inc., today announced Mr. Gilbert Viveros of Maywood, CA as the winner of the 2009 National Staples Foundation and Hispanic Heritage Teacher Award. SFFL is the sole sponsor of themore...
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  • 6/29/09 12:00 pm EDT

    Pachamama Awarded $5,000 Grand Prize for Leading Positive Social
    Change in their Community

    ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ashoka, the world’s community of leading social entrepreneurs, and Staples Foundation for Learning (SFFL), a private foundation created by Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), today announced Pachamama of Tepeolulco, Mexico, as the Excellence Winner of the Staples/Ashoka Youth Social Entrepreneur global competition. The team was honored during a special ceremony that took place today at Youth Venture’s National Summit in Boston, Mass. The globalmore...
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  • 6/29/09 9:00 am EDT

    Cockroaches, Bees’ Nests and 3,000 Viruses (on one computer!) Among
    the Unique Cases Seen by Staples EasyTechs

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new survey of certified technology experts at Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company, reveals that when it comes to computer maintenance, consumers are waiting for disaster to strike. While most people are mindful of routine oil changes to help keep their car running smoothly, the survey of Staples EasyTechs, the second largest national technology service provider, reports that more than 80 percent ofmore...
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  • 6/22/09 8:00 am EDT

    Excellence Award Winner to be announced June 29 at National Summit;
    Staples
    Foundation for Learning Renews Support with $500,000 Grant to Ashoka

    ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ashoka, the world’s community of leading social entrepreneurs, and Staples Foundation for Learning (SFFL), a private foundation created by Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), have announced the five Youth Venture Finalist Teams in the third annual Staples/Ashoka Youth Social Entrepreneur Competition. The global competition recognizes youth who are addressing social issues affecting their communities and is part of Ashoka’s Youth Venture®, a globalmore...
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  • 6/9/09 4:05 pm EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on Staples, Inc. common stock of $0.0825 per share. The dividend is payable on July 16, 2009, to shareholders of record on June 26, 2009. About Staples Staples, the world’s largest office products company, is committed to making it easy for customers to buy a wide range of office products, including supplies,more...
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  • 5/21/09 8:00 am EDT

    CEO David Segura Honored at Inner City 100 Celebration for his
    Entrepreneurial Leadership and Contribution to Economic Development

    BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote economic prosperity in America’s inner cities, together with Staples Foundation for Learning, a private foundation created by Staples, Inc., today announced that Detroit-based VisionIT is the winner of the Top Minority-Owned Company of the Year on the 2009 Inner City 100, an annual list that ranks the fastest growing inner citymore...
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  • 5/13/09 8:00 am EDT

    Do Something 101 Campaign Encourages Teens to Collect School Supplies
    for their Communities

    NEW YORK and FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DoSomething.org and Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) are teaming up for the 2nd annual national Do Something 101 school supply drive. Joining them to support the cause is Grammy®-winning singer-songwriter, Ciara. Do Something 101: Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, Ciara, is teaming up with DoSomething.org and Staples to encourage teens to collect school supplies this summer for students in need. Visit www.more...
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  • 5/11/09 8:00 am EDT

    New Office Product Line Available Exclusively at Staples

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world’s leading office products company, and OXO, a leader in the world of Universal Design, today announced the launch of a line of co-branded and co-designed office supplies that includes more than 20 products developed to make everyday work tasks easier, more efficient and more pleasant. Staples and OXO introduce a new line of office supplies, including staplers, hole punchesmore...
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