Staples Announces Top Products and Return of Savings Pass
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 25, 2013--
Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world’s largest office products
company and second largest internet retailer, has released the top
product picks for the 2013
back-to-school shopping season. This year’s collection features an
expanded assortment of fun, fashionable and functional must-have
supplies, everything from light-up pencil pouches to customized
Custom Composition Notebook Covers are available to order in-store or on Staples.com and pick-up at Staples Copy & Print locations. (Photo: Business Wire)
“School supplies need to reflect students’ individual styles, and we are
excited by this year’s amazing selection, all at great values,” said
Alison Corcoran, senior vice president, stores and online marketing at
Staples. “Staples makes it easy to find everything on your list for less
this back-to-school season.”
To make it easy for families to save this year, Staples announced the
return of the popular Back-to-School
Savings Pass, which provides a 15 percent discount on supplies.
Available for purchase for $10 through Aug. 31, the savings pass is
valid through Sept. 21, to accommodate the multiple trips often required
to prepare for the new school year. For all of the latest deals and
promotions for back to school, shoppers can follow #StaplesHasIt on
Twitter and Facebook.
In addition to great savings, Staples will feature the hottest supplies
Back to Neon
From the runway to the classroom, neon is the hottest fashion trend of
the season. Both Jansport and Puma offer neon backpacks to carry
supplies in style ($45.99-$59.99). Bold pink, orange, blue and lime
green hues are featured in the Quilted Collection of zipper binders,
pencil pouches, tablet cases and clipboards ($4.99-$14.99). Take notes
in style with the vibrant Studio C® Neon Zip-It 1 Subject Notebook
($4.99) and collection of Neon Sharpies ($8.99).
Exclusive Patterns and Designs
Staples offers unique designs on products like the exclusive Staples
BETTER® binders, sticky notes and index card holders, making it easy for
students to show their style and while keeping up with the latest
trends. Themes include Color Splash with an explosion of pastels and
bright colors to the open, moving patterns of Geo Graphic, to Urban
Spirit, which mixes street art and life, to the whimsical Memory Lane
echoing vintage themes.
School supplies are lighting up with cool fiber-optic treatments. The
Glo-Lite collection featuring staplers, rulers and dry-erase boards
($6.00-$8.99), lights up when pushed. Exclusive to Staples, Fiber Optic
Pencil Pouches twinkle in cool designs including shoe, piano and paisley
($6.99). Bring some shine into the cafeteria with an assortment of light
up lunch bags that come in assorted designs ($12.99).
Locker Sweet Locker
A student’s locker is their most personal space aside from their
bedroom. Make it feel like home with these innovative accessories. From
the Magnetic Motion Sensor Locker Chandelier ($19.99) with seven LED
lights, to the exclusive Glo-Lite Magnetic Pencil Bin ($8.99), to unique
glitter rugs ($9.99) and magnetic wallpaper ($5.99), students’ private
space will stand out in style.
Tech You Can Touch
This year students will be using tech they can touch to do their
homework, like the Acer® Aspire Touch Laptop, very portable at only
11.6”, at a very affordable price ($479.99). With new tablets including
the HP Slate 7 with Beats ($169.99), Samsung Galaxy II 7" ($195.99) and
Samsung Note 8.0 ($399.99), and new, lower prices on the Google Nexus 7
16GB ($199) and Kindle Fire HD 8.9” 16GB ($269), kids can stay connected
online in and out of the class-room.
Keep all that touch tech intact and in style with sleek cases for
laptops and tablets. Jansport sleeves combine fashion and function with
a wide assortment of tablet sleeves from animal prints to plaids to neon
accents. The Jansport Superbreak Sleeve is a durable and fashionable way
to carry a 15-inch laptop like a backpack ($29.99). Students can show
off their inner wild side with the durable Jansport 1.0 Tablet Sleeve
and Jansport 1.0 Laptop Sleeve, available in zebra and safari prints
Nothing Basic About It
Kids will be running back to the classroom with these cute twists on the
basics. Students can “flex” their math muscles – literally – with the
new, bendable Staples® Flexible Calculator ($4.00). Also new,
from Scotch Magic, the Chameleon tape dispenser ($9.99) actually changes
color when touched! Students can earn a black belt in organization with
the Post-It Pop-up Note Karate Dispenser ($9.99) that puts post-it notes
at your fingertips. And kids can carry their favorite furry friend – and
supplies – in a Woodland Animal Pencil Pouch ($5.99) available in a
variety of fuzzy critters.
Let’s Do Lunch
These cool, new lunch accessories allow parents and students to plan for
organized meals all year. The Fit & Fresh 14 Piece Healthy Lunch Set
features perfectly proportioned containers with ice packs that snap into
the lids ($14.99). Or get Cool It! Ice packs ($10.99) to keep the chill
in any lunch bag or box. And the LEGO Lunch box ($14.99) is the ultimate
in an updated classic – providing a sturdy iconic lunch container.
Customize with Copy & Print and Arc
Add flair to traditional black and white composition notebooks with Custom
Composition Notebook Covers, available to order in-store or on
Staples.com and pick-up at Staples Copy & Print locations. Students can
choose from six unique patterns, and add their name and favorite photo.
The fashionable Arc Customizable Cover Notebook from M by Staples™
offers eight stylish covers on four reversible inserts protected by a
clear poly cover. Each insert can be easily swapped or removed so that a
picture, schedule or other notes can be displayed for easy customization
for more information. Media can visit http://www.staples.com/btspr
for more news and photos throughout the season.
About Staples, Inc.
Staples is the world’s largest office products company and second
largest internet retailer. For 27 years, Staples has served the needs of
business customers and its vision is to provide every product businesses
need to succeed. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery
capabilities, Staples offers office supplies, technology products and
services, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, copy and print
services and a wide range of other product categories. With thousands of
associates worldwide dedicated to making it easy for businesses of all
sizes, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe,
Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The company is headquartered outside
Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com/media.
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