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Staples Makes More Happen for Less with Fun, Fashionable and Functional Back-to-School Collections

Company Announces New Products and Latest Technology Trends For Less

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 25, 2014-- Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) makes more fun, fashion and function happen with the debut of top products for the 2014 back-to-school shopping season. Staples carries a wide assortment of must-have essentials and the hottest technology for less, including Staples brand products with trendy new patterns, exclusive assortments from Teen Vogue and Nickelodeon, new glitter treatments and bright, colorful supplies.

Staples Nickelodeon SpongeBob Squarepants Folders (Photo: Business Wire)

Staples Nickelodeon SpongeBob Squarepants Folders (Photo: Business Wire)

“This back-to-school season, it’s all about an amazing selection and savings at Staples,” said Alison Corcoran, senior vice president, stores and online marketing, Staples. “We’re helping parents and students ‘Make More Happen for Less’ with the new Staples 110% Price Match Guarantee and great value on a huge list of essential products as well as the latest product trends.”

In addition to top products, Staples makes guaranteed savings happen on the widest selection of core supplies and technology with its back-to-school 110% Price Match Guarantee. Staples will match the prices of all competitors with retail store and online presence (as well as plus give back-to-school shoppers 10% off the price difference, whether in store or online. Additionally, customers can shop however they want, whether it’s online, mobile or in-store at conveniently located stores nationwide. Additionally, the back-to-school Less List and weekly great deals offer shoppers even more savings.

Staples’ top trends and must-have products for 2014 back to school include:

Make more classroom style Happen

The Teen Vogue collection, exclusively at Staples, features Electric Jungle, Punk Prodigy, Rive Gauche and Festive Floral prints across an array of school supplies including notebooks, pens, erasers, folders, Staples BETTER® binders and more. Inspiration straight from the runway gives trendsetting students function with fashion.

Make more exclusive characters Happen

Staples offers unique designs on products including exclusive Nickelodeon patterns on Staples BETTER® binders, pencil pouches, die-cut erasers, notebooks, folders and clipboards that make it easy for students to show off their favorite characters from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and SpongeBob.

Make more school savvy tech Happen

A wide selection of the latest tech tools at Staples will keep students up-to-date on the latest classroom and dorm room gadgets. Perfect for touch screens, the Slapband Stylus ($14.99) adds style to a traditional stylus while keeping it within reach anytime and anywhere as a bracelet on your wrist. Bring music to life with the wireless JBL Pulse Speaker with LED that has glowing, multi-colored visuals ($199.99). The easiest way to enjoy stream videos and music on dorm room TVs – just plug in and play with Amazon Fire ($99.99). Pick up the latest laptops, tablets and mobile phones at Staples but don’t forget the accessories. From tablet covers to 3-1 in charging cables and more, Staples has everything your tech savvy student needs.

Make college prep happen

It’s easy to get your college students everything they need for the school year, even if they’re already living in the dorm rooms. Staples e-gift cards are an easy way to help your student replenish their school supplies. If you’d rather send them a care package full of essential supplies and snacks, Staples has you covered. Get everything you need at Staples and then head to our in-store Mail & Ship center where you can pick up packaging, labels and more. Our convenient in-store drop off hours with UPS and USPS lets you get everything done in one place, from purchasing to packaging to shipping.

Make more fun organization Happen

Stand-out students can work in color with Poppin® accessories. The Poppin® Mouse Pad ($9) provides a squeak-free experience as its pointy round shape slides right up to the computer. The colorful Poppin® Stapler is bound to get double takes as it adds flair and sophistication to any desk. Or dress up desks with the bright-colored Poppin® Tape Dispenser ($12) available in a variety of colors.

Make more thrill seekers Happen

Keep game-time excitement going with action-packed school tools such as the Staples® Game Controller Calculator designed to look like a game controller ($3.99). Get in the game with Staples® Sports Erasers (2 pack/$0.99), Staples® Fashion Clipboards ($3.00) or Staples® Sports Slider Pencil Cases that come in a variety of sports designs.

Make more animal lovers Happen

Take a walk on the wild side with University of Style, Into the Wild and Neon Safari notebooks and composition books ($3.00) that add depth to note-taking in eye-catching colors. Or have zoo animal fun in the classroom with Staples® Animal Erasers ($1.00), Staples® Animal Pencil Sharpeners ($0.99) and Staples® Animal #2 Pencils ($0.65).

Make more shimmer and glitter Happen

Shimmering with shine, but important to keep to-do lists, class assignments and more handy, University of Style Glitter Notebooks and Composition Books are available in pink, purple and silver to satisfy any fashionista’s style. Or get #hashtaghappy with Gartner Studios Spiral Notebooks ($3.00) – social media-themed notebooks featuring #craycray, #overit or #whatevs. Add to the sparkle with sleek and sophisticated Staples® Sparkle Clipboards or Staples® Sparkle Binder Pencil Pouches.

Make more lunchtime fun Happen

Find a variety of kid-friendly bags and accessories, perfect for toting favorite foods, snacks and drinks, from Staples. From a magical My Little Pony™ Lunch Box ($7.99) to a purrrfect Hello Kitty® Lunch Box ($9.99) to beyond the bots with a Transform Lunch Box ($12.99), Staples has a wide selection of bags to make lunchtime fun. To keep the on-the-go student quenched, Staples offers stylish and eco-friendly Glass Water Bottles ($19.99) or Mason Jar Water Bottles that keep drinks colder, longer ($9.99).

Make more cool packs Happen

Whether sporty designs or eye-catching prints, Staples offers a wide variety of backpacks all season long. The large High Sierra Swerve Backpacks with its distinctive swerve design and padded computer sleeve will comfortably carry everything all day long. JanSport Breakstar Backpacks are trendy and comfortable with multiple compartments to make organizing and transporting supplies easy. Keep it fun, functional and affordable with Extreme Basic Backpacks designed to carry all of your school tools in one place. Or bring out the prehistoric explorer with the Mad Pax Spiky Backpack, a fun and functional bag.

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About Staples

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. Staples also offers free shipping for Staples Rewards Members, in most cases overnight. 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

Source: Staples, Inc.

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