Respondents Confess Administrative Assistants Know More About Their Day Than Their Spouse Does in Staples.com Survey for National Administrative Professionals’ Day on April 25
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In honor of National Administrative Professionals’ Day, a Staples.com
survey provides insight on the “office VIP,” finding the administrative
assistant more crucial than the boss in many offices. Staples.com
conducted a non-scientific poll with social media followers on Twitter
about the office manager role. The survey found nearly two-thirds (65.2
percent) felt the office would be more likely to fall apart without themore...
Winners reflect breadth of small businesses in America today
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company and
second largest in e-commerce sales, today awarded five small businesses
$50,000 in free advertising and cash as part of the “Give Your Small
Business the Push It Needs” contest. The winners reflect the uniqueness
of small businesses within the American economy, offer a variety of
distinct and innovative products and services ranging from social media
marketing to alternativemore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced that Dr. Drew Faust,
president of Harvard University, has been nominated for election to the
company’s Board of Directors. The election of Directors will take place
at the company’s Annual Meeting, scheduled for June 4, 2012.
“We’re very pleased to nominate Dr. Faust to our Board of Directors,”
said Ron Sargent, Staples’ chairman and chief executive officer. “She
will bring a uniquemore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples,
Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) is making it easy for customers during tax season by
offering free copies of tax returns and one-stop shopping on essentials
such as tax-filing software and organizational products. Starting April
8 and continuing through tax-filing day on April 17, Staples Copy
& Print Centers (with full service at all Staples locations)
will provide savings to its customers by offering 30 pages of free tax
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
$0.11 per share, an increase of 10 percent over the previous quarterly
cash dividend of $0.10 per share. On an annualized basis, the quarterly
dividend is equal to $0.44 per share compared to $0.40 per share that
the Company paid in 2011. The dividend is payable on April 12, 2012, to
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today the results for its fourth
quarter and fiscal year ended January 28, 2012. Total company sales for
the fourth quarter of 2011 increased one percent to $6.5 billion
compared to the fourth quarter of 2010. Net income for the fourth
quarter of 2011 increased three percent year over year to $284 million.
Diluted earnings per share, on a GAAP basis, increased eight percent to
$0.41 from $0.38 achieved inmore...
Martha Stewart unveils Martha Stewart Home Office™ with Avery™ product line at midtown Manhattan Staples store
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples®, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world’s largest office products
company, today debuted the Martha Stewart Home Office™ with Avery™
product line created by the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
(NYSE:MSO) and the Office and Consumer Products Group of Avery Dennison
The line is sold exclusively at Staples and is now available at Staples
stores across the U.S. and Canada and on Staples.com, the world’smore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world’s largest office products
company and a trusted source for office solutions, today announced the
appointment of Mike Edwards to executive vice president, U.S. Retail
merchandising. Edwards will report to Demos Parneros, president of U.S.
Retail for Staples.
“Mike brings proven leadership, great knowledge and experience to
Staples,” said Parneros. “Mike will drive innovative merchandisingmore...
World’s second largest e-commerce company adding IT, product management, usability and creative positions to deliver innovative online technologies
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, the world’s largest office
products company and a trusted source for office solutions, today
announced the opening of a new E-Commerce Innovation Center in Kendall
Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The office will house teams
responsible for designing and implementing innovative new e-commerce
solutions for the millions of business customers who shop Staples
websites and stores.
Staples, the world’s second largest e-more...
Staples Survey Reveals Marketing is Among Major Needs for Small Business Owners
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 6th annual Staples National Small Business Survey
(NASDAQ: SPLS) found that seven out of 10 small business owners are
optimistic about the future. Further, 52 percent of small business
owners revealed they would grow their business through advertising and
direct marketing if they had a larger marketing budget. To help address
this need, Staples today launched the Staples “Give Your Small Business
the Push It Needs” contest to make it easymore...