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Archived Press Releases 2003

  • 12/31/03 7:00 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In danger of an office avalanche? Rather than wait for the landslide, set aside some time to start off the year organized. With some simple tools and a little know-how, you can keep your office organized, be more productive and less stressed. To encourage office dwellers to dig out from the paper storm of 2003, Staples has launched a new television commercial focused on how Staples makes it easy to get organized. The new commercial willmore...
  • 11/21/03 7:00 am EST

    Progress Achieved in Recycled Content Products, Recycling Initiatives,
    Energy Use and Educational Initiatives

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today an environmental progress update on initiatives and results of its company-wide commitment to protect natural resources. Results include increased average post consumer content by all paper products offered for sale from 19 percent to 27 percent and increased renewable power use from less than two percent to 10 percent of total U.S. electricity consumption. Other major initiatives include a newmore...
  • 11/18/03 7:00 am EST

    Company Posts a Four Percent Increase in North American Retail
    Comparable Sales

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today the results for its third quarter ended November 1, 2003. The company achieved a 29 percent increase in net income to $166 million for the quarter, or $0.33 per share on a diluted basis. This exceeds analyst consensus of $0.32, and is a 22 percent increase over earnings per share of $0.27 reported for the third quarter of 2002. The company reported industry leading revenue growth, with totalmore...
  • 11/17/03 7:00 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Are you a dedicated football fan with a favorite NFL head coach? Starting today, Staples and the NFL are providing fans the opportunity to show their team loyalty by accepting votes for the 2003 Staples Coach of the Year. Voting is easy, simply log on to now through December 31 and click on the team logo. Now in its fifth year, the Staples Coach of the Year honors the league's most popular coach voted strictly by the fans. Themore...
  • 11/14/03 7:00 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to a survey released today by Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), 68 percent of people would like to receive technology gifts this holiday season. As technology products become thinner, lighter and wireless, and cameras are built-in to everything from cell phones to PDAs, technology buffs and novices have become intrigued by "instant gratification" gadgets. Staples expects digital camera/photo printer bundles, handheld computers and anythingmore...
  • 11/12/03 7:00 am EST

    Torch Clubs Nationwide to Recycle Cell Phones and other Mobile
    Electronics, Helping Support the Sierra Club

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In celebration of America Recycles Day on November 15, Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today that it is collaborating with Boys & Girls Clubs of America's (BGCA) Torch Clubs to recycle used cell phones and other mobile electronics. Staples Foundation for Learning is a national sponsor of BGCA's Torch Clubs, a character and leadership development program for pre-teens. Staples will work with Torch Club members, ages 11-13more...
  • 11/10/03 7:00 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) will hold its quarterly earnings conference call to discuss third quarter results on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (7 a.m. Central Time). This call is being webcast by CCBN and can be accessed at Staples' Web site at The webcast is also being distributed over CCBN's Investor Distribution Network to both institutional and individual investors. Individualmore...
  • 11/10/03 7:00 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In an effort to help the Southern California communities affected by the wildfires, Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) is providing $50,000 to fund relief efforts. Additionally, in-kind product donations are being made to students, relief workers and small businesses. "We are grateful to Staples for their efforts to help our families, students and businesses begin the process of getting their lives back on track," said Louise Kolbert,more...
  • 11/3/03 7:00 am EST

    Potential Innovators Say Lack of Money, Direction and Time Leave Great
    Ideas Dormant; Staples Encourages Inventors to Submit Invention
    Quest(TM) Product Concepts

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 40 percent of adults have had an idea for a new product or innovation, but most never even make it to the drawing board, according to a new national survey. Survey results released today by Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) reveal the most cited obstacles for bringing ideas to life are not having the money to invest (25%), not knowing where to start (23%), lack of time (22%) and thinking that the product would never make it on to storemore...
  • 10/27/03 7:00 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced an expanded commitment to its First-Tier supplier diversity partner program by launching an e-commerce solution that enables minority- and women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) suppliers to meet the MWBE spending goals of Fortune 500 and other business customers. The e-commerce solution, Staples eDiversity Marketplace(SM), is the latest development in Staples' First-Tier supplier diversitymore...

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