Revenue Up 20 Percent; Net Income Jumps 21 Percent; Earnings Per Share
Grow 27 Percent; Opens Record Number of New Stores
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS), the pioneer of the office superstore
industry, today announced that its Retail and Delivery business earned
net income of $63.3 million, or $.14 per common share, on a diluted
basis, for the first quarter which ended April 29, 2000, compared with
$52.4 million or $.11 per common share, on a diluted basis, for the
Staples Retail and Delivery results exclude the retained interest in
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc.'s management team will host a conference call to be
broadcast via the internet for equity analysts, portfolio managers,
individual investors, and members of the press on Tuesday, May 16, to
announce the company's financial results for its first quarter of fiscal
The company will begin the Webcast at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time
with a discussion of the results for Staples Retail and Delivery
New Campaign to Drive Traffic to Staples.com; Shows Future Is Now For
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples.com today launched a new marketing campaign to drive small
business traffic to its site, build customer loyalty and boost online
sales. The program which runs through May, kicks off today with a
30-second television spot on prime-time and cable networks and includes
promotional offers, online advertising on major small business Web
sites, print ads in national newspapers and business magazines, direct
mail and e-mail. Created by Staplesmore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Retail and Delivery today announced its 1999 vendor awards,
recognizing companies that have distinguished themselves by contributing
to Staples' continued success. These companies were honored for
outstanding new products, service support, logistics and category
development. This is the ninth year Staples has given awards to its
The announcements were made by Rich Gentry, executive vice president,
FAIRFIELD, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Staples.com, a leading e-marketplace for small business, launched
a dramatic, customer-driven site redesign with the aid of Human Factors
International, Inc. (HFI), experts in usability and ergonomic software
design. The new Staples.com site provides small businesses with improved
usability, time saving navigational tools and reduced clicks.
"Partnering with HFI, we are able to further evaluate our customers'
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Retail and Delivery, the pioneer of the office supplies
industry, today announced that its new airport retail store at
Philadelphia International Airport was selected as the “Most Innovative
Concession” for large-sized airports for 1999 by Airports Council
International (ACI). This is the second award Staples has won for the
concept since the first store opened in September 1999.
“It is an honor tomore...
Revamped E-commerce Site for Small Business Features Improved
Navigation, Drill-down Searching and Persistent Shopping Cart and Lists
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples.com, a leading e-marketplace for small business, today announced
a dramatic customer-driven site redesign that significantly increases
the performance and efficiency of www.Staples.com.
New, best-in-class functionality includes persistently viewable shopping
cart and personalized shopping lists, precision searching and an easy to
"We have partnered with our customers and created a site designed by
Breaking Up is Hard to Do When Someone Emails ILOVEYOU
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. has bolted into action to help its customers combat the
ILOVEYOU virus. Victims of this latest e-mail virus can purchase
software including McAfee Virus Scan and Symantec Norton Anti-Virus 2000
in its 894 stores across the United States or can download the
anti-virus software directly from Staples.com's downloadable software
section. Customers can also order the software packages for convenient
overnight delivery on www.staples.commore...
Canadian Office Supplies Web Site Offers Business Customers
Dual-Language Capabilities And Local Inventory
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Building on the success of its domestic site, Staples.com today
announced the launch of its first international e-commerce site,
Staples.com Canada, which can be reached at the following URLs: www.staples.ca,
The site, available in both English and French, provides local inventory
and country-specific content to help Canadian small business customers
run their offices more efficientlymore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Retail and Delivery today announced the grand opening of its
state-of-the-art 560,000 square-foot retail distribution center at the
Vigo County Industrial Park in Terre Haute, Ind.
"Terre Haute is a critical link to support our new store growth in the
Midwest," said Thomas G. Stemberg, chairman and chief executive officer
of Staples. "The new distribution center helps us maintain our industry
leadership by increasingmore...