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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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  • 4/27/16 11:42 am EDT

    Company to Provide One Million Thank You Cards for Customers to Honor Teachers;

    Donates More Than $425,000 in 3D Printers to Schools and Universities Nationwide

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To celebrate teachers and all they do, Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) is giving customers the opportunity to thank a teacher that has made a difference in their lives by providing one million free thank you cards in Staples’ stores across the country or Staples.com/giftcards during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6. “Staples is making it easy for customers to send personal thank you cards to teachers who have made a difference in theirmore...
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  • 4/22/16 8:00 am EDT

    Rowland Moriarty and Basil Anderson to Retire From Staples’ Board, Raul Vazquez Not Standing For Reelection

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced the nomination of three new Directors. Curtis Feeny, Managing Director of Voyager Capital, Deb Henretta, former Group President of Global e-Commerce at Procter & Gamble and John Lundgren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stanley Black & Decker, have been nominated by the company’s Board of Directors for election at the 2016 Annual Meeting. “I’m pleased that we aremore...
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  • 4/21/16 7:26 pm EDT

    Staples Announces $1 Million Donation to DonorsChoose.org

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) is once again joining forces with global pop music superstar Katy Perry to help teachers bring learning to life for students during the back-to-school season. Continuing its long-standing commitment to supporting education through the Staples for Students program, Staples is donating $1 million to DonorsChoose.org, a charity that has funded more than 700,000 classroom projects for teachers and has positively affected moremore...
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  • 4/19/16 7:00 am EDT

    Offers Eco-Friendly Services Including Tech Recycling and Green Products to Help Businesses Become More Environmentally Responsible

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In an effort to help businesses be more sustainable, Staples Business Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc., today announced it is teaming up with Davies Office and IRN to offer customers the ability to reuse and recycle office furniture. Davies Office is a leading provider of high quality remanufactured office furniture solutions, taking older furniture assets and transforming them to look and performmore...
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