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  • 6/13/16 7:00 am EDT

    Call for Entries Now Open; Staples Business Advantage to Award $10,000 for Winning Designs

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Imagine how your workplace might change in the next five years. Will it be entirely open to promote collaboration? Will natural light, exercise desks and rooftop gardens hit the mainstream? Will virtual teams render the physical workspace irrelevant? Architects, designers, and students will tackle these questions in a competition hosted by Staples Business Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc., and Metropolismore...
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  • 6/7/16 7:00 am EDT

    Longer Hours the Norm Just to Keep Up; Workers Cite Wellness Programs, Technology, Break Time and Office Design as Key Motivators

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seventy percent of U.S. office workers and managers report working more than 40 hours a week, and the majority consider the office the most productive place to get work done. But employers need to take action to ensure it remains an inspiring, motivating environment. This, according to the second annual Workplace Index conducted by Staples Business Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS). Mostmore...
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  • 6/2/16 10:28 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) today announced a new interactive store map feature available on the Staples iPhone app that will create an easier and more convenient in-store shopping experience for customers. The Staples iPhone app (version 5.0 or higher) will help customers find products faster and plan and route their shopping trip in stores. The interactive store map pilot program is now in effect in 83 select stores across Newmore...
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  • 5/31/16 4:20 pm EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced that the Board of Directors of Staples and Ron Sargent have mutually agreed that he will step down from the position of Chief Executive Officer after the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders on June 14, 2016, at which time Shira Goodman, Staples’ President, North America Operations, will become interim Chief Executive Officer. Upon re-election at the Annual Meeting, Sargent will continuemore...
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  • 5/18/16 4:30 pm EDT

    1,100 Staples associates come together for Massachusetts children in need

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At today’s Cradles to Crayons Ready for School Backpack-A-Thon event at Staples, now in its third year, 20,000 backpacks were assembled with 440,000 new school supplies by 1,100 Staples employee volunteers at their Framingham Headquarters and loaded onto trucks for distribution to children in Framingham, Lynn, Springfield, and Worcester. In partnership with school districts and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metrowest, Cradles to Crayons will ensuremore...
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  • 5/18/16 6:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today the results for its first quarter ended April 30, 2016. Total company sales for the first quarter of 2016 were $5.1 billion, a decrease of three percent compared to the first quarter of 2015. On a GAAP basis, the company reported net income of $41 million, or $0.06 per diluted share. First quarter 2016 results on a GAAP basis include pre-tax charges of $66 million primarily related to costs associatedmore...
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  • 5/11/16 8:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss first quarter 2016 results on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To listen to the conference call via webcast, please visit Staples’ Investor Relations website at http://investor.staples.com. About Staples, Inc.Staples retail stores and staples.com help small business customers make more happen by providing a broad assortment ofmore...
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  • 5/10/16 7:14 pm EDT

    Staples Announces Strategic Plan to Enhance Value:

    - Increasing Focus on Mid-Market Customers in North America

    - Exploring Strategic Alternatives for European Operations

    - Initiating New $300 Million Cost Reduction Plan

    - Continuing to Return Cash to Shareholders

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced that on May 16, 2016, the company and Office Depot, Inc. plan to terminate their merger agreement following U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s recent ruling granting the Federal Trade Commission’s request for a preliminary injunction to block the acquisition. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Staples will pay Office Depot a $250 million break-up fee. Staples also plans tomore...
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  • 5/2/16 10:15 am EDT

    $40,000 prize package will transform a company’s breakroom

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When was the last time you took a well-deserved break at work to have a mid-day cup of coffee, enjoy a snack or socialize with your colleagues? Or, when was the last time you held a meeting in your cafeteria or breakroom? If you can’t remember, Staples Business Advantage wants to turn your breakroom back into a workplace destination with the launch of its “Ultimate Breakroom Makeover” contest. Starting today, all U.S. businessesmore...
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  • 4/28/16 7:30 am EDT

    National contest showcases how small businesses Make More Happen across the U.S.

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) is celebrating National Small Business Week with the launch of unbeatable ink and toner prices on a broad selection of ink and toner cartridges, effective May 1, and a new in-stock guarantee. To help small businesses make more happen every day, these unbeatable prices on ink and toner are here to stay. In addition to the widespread price reduction, Staples has also unveiled the Make More Happen Contest that willmore...
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