Enhances German Operations and Expands to Two New Countries
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced a definitive agreement to
acquire three European office supply companies -- Sigma Burowelt in
Germany, Office Centre in the Netherlands, and Office Centre in
Portugal. The acquisition will expand the company's European presence to
"This acquisition gives us established retail locations in two new
countries, and will enhance our current operations in Germany," said
Store Dedicated to The Home Depot Co-founders Bernie Marcus and Arthur
Blank; Office Retailer Enters Greater Atlanta Retail Market, Opening
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced it is opening its 1,000th
office superstore in Duluth, Ga. The store is dedicated to Atlanta-based
Home Depot co-founders, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank, who
revolutionized home improvement by creating the warehouse retail concept.
"Bernie and Arthur developed a whole new channel for home improvement
supplies when they launched The Home Depot in 1978," said Thomas G.
Stemberg, chairman andmore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced its online Back-to-School
Center designed to slash the cost and hassle of purchasing
back-to-school supplies. With a large selection of specially tagged
back-to-school items, on-the-go parents and vacationing students can
avoid the mad rush to the mall and conveniently purchase school supplies
"Most parents would prefer to spend quality time with their kids rather
than fight themore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) has launched a set of enhancements to www.staples.com
to make shopping for office supplies online even easier, faster and more
convenient for small business. Features include a clearance center for
bargain hunters, a redesigned home page for simpler navigation,
additional personalization features and the first Staples.com
"These site improvements are part of our continuous plan to helpmore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. today announced the 4th annual "Staples Coach of the Week"
program beginning July 22. Sponsored by Staples in partnership with the
National Football League (NFL) and CBS, the contest will award seventeen
accredited K-12 schools a $5,000 Staples gift certificate and a visit
from their local NFL head coach.
For seventeen weeks during the NFL regular season beginning Sunday,
Sept. 12, 1999, a panel of NFL representatives willmore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced it has renamed its
telecommunications subsidiaries, The Claricom Companies to "Staples
Communications." Staples acquired the privately held telecommunications
products and services provider in March 1999.
"Staples' brand recognition and reputation will enable us to expand our
telecommunications customer base," said Neil Lichtman, president of
Staples Communications. "Offering high-qualitymore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced that the secondary public
offering of 11,107,473 shares of its common stock was priced at $29 3/8
All of the shares were offered by members of the Miller family, former
owners of Quill Corporation, which was acquired by Staples in May 1998.
Members of the Miller family also have granted the underwriters of the
offering an option to purchase an additional 1,666,121 shares to covermore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--It's the last back-to-school season of the decade and students of all
ages are revving up their shopping lists to get them to the millennium
The back-to-school experts at Staples say that this year's hottest
school supplies have a bold new twist in color, texture and style.
Binders, notebooks and even lunchbags are influenced by the more than 60
million students who fit into Generation Y, follow the fashion trends
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In response to the growing needs of its small business and home office
customers, Staples today announced the rollout of packaging and shipping
services, currently available in all 15 Phoenix-area superstores. The
Staples Ship Center is the latest way Staples is taking the cost and
hassle out of running a small business.
Staples' Ship Centers, located in the stores' Copy Centers, will ship
most any item via ground and air carriers. Themore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced it has retained i-traffic as
its online advertising and online direct marketing agency for
Staples.com, the company's e-commerce business unit.
"We are extremely impressed with i-traffic's people and capabilities and
believe and expect they will help build our position as the one stop
e-commerce shop for small business," said J.B. Lyon, vice president of
marketing for Staples.com. "i-trafficmore...