New product assortment expands beyond office supplies in stores
across the country
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 13, 2014--
Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) today debuted eight new product categories
in its Dallas retail stores to help business customers Make More
One-stop Shopping Happen. The product expansion is rolling out to more
than 1,000 stores across the U.S. and hundreds more in Canada.
“We’re helping small business customers get more done in one stop by
providing every product their businesses need,” said Mike Edwards,
executive vice president, merchandising, Staples. “The new categories
we’ve added to our stores build on our expanded Staples.com assortment
and give customers more of what they want to Make More Happen whether
it’s in-store, online or via mobile.”
Staples is refreshing nearly 20 percent of products in its stores,
adding about 1,600 items in categories beyond office supplies. At the
same time the company is removing about 1,000 items, creating an
assortment of office supply essentials.
The new categories include: facilities and breakroom supplies (cleaning
supplies, bottle water, soda, snacks), maintenance repair and operations
items (safety cones, hard hats, bright safety vests); mail and ship
expanded assortment (bubble wrap rolls, padded envelopes, boxes of all
sizes), medical supplies (scrubs, bandages, anything for medical offices
or nursing home), retail supplies for small businesses (mobile POS,
bags, bows, signage); storage solutions (containers of all sizes); gifts
and cards for office parties, early education toys and learning aids
(items for childcare facility including early education toys, stickers
and arts & crafts supplies) as well as organizational accessories from
Poppin® brand. The items were added after extensive customer
tests over the past year.
In addition, every store will feature an updated Staples.com kiosk,
providing customers with access to more items than ever on Staples.com.
Staples makes it easy to make more happen with
more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail,
online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however
and whenever they want, whether it’s in-store, online or on mobile
devices. Staples offers more products than ever, such as technology,
facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, safety supplies, medical
supplies, and Copy and Print services. Headquartered outside of Boston,
Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia,
Australia and New Zealand. More information about Staples (SPLS) is
available at www.staples.com.
Source: Staples, Inc.
Carrie McElwee, 508-253-1405