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Staples Announces New E-Commerce Innovation Center to Open in Cambridge, Mass.

World’s second largest e-commerce company adding IT, product management, usability and creative positions to deliver innovative online technologies

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 26, 2012-- Staples, the world’s largest office products company and a trusted source for office solutions, today announced the opening of a new E-Commerce Innovation Center in Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The office will house teams responsible for designing and implementing innovative new e-commerce solutions for the millions of business customers who shop Staples websites and stores.

Staples, the world’s second largest e-commerce company, is adding IT, product management, usability and creative positions as it continues to invest in the multi-channel customer experience across mobile devices, desktops and stores. The company recently announced the launch of a new smartphone app as well as a top-ranking, new mobile optimized website.

“Cambridge is a hub of innovation, with both world-class universities and technology companies,” said Brian Tilzer, vice president, e-commerce and business development, Staples.com. “Staples new E-Commerce Innovation Center will become the home to some of the world’s best e-commerce talent with the goal of rapidly bringing breakthrough new ideas to market in emerging online technologies like mobile commerce and social media.”

The center is scheduled to open by May of 2012. People in the fields of e-commerce and IT are encouraged to visit Staples' careers page to view available openings in the new Cambridge office.

About Staples:

Staples is the world’s largest office products company and a trusted source for office solutions. The company provides products, services and expertise in office supplies, copy & print, technology, facilities and breakroom, and furniture. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and now has annual sales of $25 billion, ranking second in the world in eCommerce sales. With 90,000 associates worldwide, Staples operates in 26 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, making it easy for businesses of all sizes, and consumers. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com/media.

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