WESTBOROUGH, Mass. & PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples the Office Superstore, in association with the Phoenix Suns, is
challenging area small businesses to take to the courts for a corporate
version of March Madness, and an opportunity to compete against other
businesses in the "Staples Corporate Challenge", a 3-on-3 basketball
tournament for company teams.
"Recognizing the competitiveness of our small business customers in the
workplace, Staples encourages all small businesses tomore...
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced an online advertising and
promotion agreement with GeoCities (NASDAQ:GCTY) to become the exclusive
office supplies merchant for GeoCities' Shopping Center, and a charter
member of the Web community's new Pages that Pay affiliate program. The
agreement will further extend Staples.com's reach to the small business
community, which makes up nearly 60 percent of GeoCities' 19 million
unique monthly visitorsmore...
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced that it has completed the
purchase of Claricom Holdings, Inc. for approximately $140 million in an
all cash transaction. Staples first announced its intent to acquire
Claricom on December 17, 1998.
Claricom Holdings, Inc., of Milford, Conn., is an industry leader in
providing innovative telecommunications products and services to
businesses. Its 1998 revenues were about $200 million and themore...
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced diluted earnings per share of
$0.53 for the fiscal year ended January 30, l999, a 33 percent increase
compared with the $0.40 earned in the prior year.
In the fourth quarter l998, diluted earnings per share rose to $0.22, a
38 percent increase over the $0.16 earned in the fourth quarter of l997.
The earnings per share calculation reflects a three-for-two stock split
(BUSINESS WIRE)--Coach Reeves - Also 1999 Staples NFL Coach of the Year...
WHAT: Student assembly to celebrate "Staples Coach of the Week" award
with motivational speech by Coach Dan Reeves of the Atlanta Falcons
Wednesday, February 24, 1999
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. & ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc., the pioneer of the office products superstore industry,
today presented a donation to former President Jimmy Carter and The
Carter Center in honor of the Allen family and its distinguished history
of public service in Georgia. The donation complements the longstanding
support of The Carter Center by the Allen family, founders of
Atlanta-based contract stationer, Ivan Allen Company, recently acquired
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. today announced that it has selected Halifax, Nova Scotia,
as the site for its newest call center operation. In order to support
the rapid growth of its delivered office products businesses, both
Staples Direct and Contract, as well as further enhance its commitment
to customer service, Staples conducted an extensive location search.
Ultimately, Halifax was chosen because of its highly educated work force
and strong customer servicemore...
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. today begins rotation of a new television advertisement
celebrating one of the company's most unique and growing customer
populations: the entrepreneur. Called "Wingtip," the 30-second spot was
created by Cliff Freeman and Partners of New York City, and will air the
weeks of February 9 and February 15 on network television, cable
networks and through spot buys.
"Staples was founded by an entrepreneur and retains that spiritmore...
JA of Southeastern Michigan rolls out JA Connections curriculum;
Staples' associates and small business customers to volunteer
DETROIT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples The Office Superstore and Junior Achievement of Southeastern
Michigan have joined together in a unique 50-class partnership
benefiting more than 1,250 southeastern Michigan high school students.
This partnership celebrates JA's 50th anniversary of providing business
and economics lessons in southeastern Michigan. Staples' financial
support and volunteers will allow thousands of local students to
experience the JA Connections curriculummore...