Stores Scheduled to Open in Buford at Mall of Georgia Crossing, and in Marietta
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 4, 1999--Staples Inc., operator of nearly 850 office superstores
throughout North America, today announced that two additional sites
have been added to its greater Atlanta-area market roster, bringing
the total number of planned stores in the region to eight. Leases have
been signed for stores at the Mall of Georgia Crossing in Buford, and
at the Dallas Marietta Highway and VillaRica Road in Marietta. The new
stores are slated to open in Fall 1999.
Joseph Vassalluzzo, president of Staples realty and development,
said, "Staples has executed lease contracts for both Buford and
Marietta, and is excited by the prospect of entering these markets.
They are both healthy, vibrant and substantial communities with many
and varied small business, small office and home office customers with
an excellent retail environment."
Previously announced locations in the Atlanta area include Stone
Mountain, Duluth, Midtown Crossing on Ponce de Leon in Atlanta,
Carrollton, Cartersville and Alpharetta. Construction is also underway
at sites in Augusta and Tifton, Ga. Staples currently operates one
store in Brunswick.
Staples in Marietta and Buford will continue the company's
longtime strategy of serving the small business customer, providing
the latest technology, expert in-store assistance on products and
services, and frequent educational opportunities, such as guest
speakers on a variety of topics important to the small business
The new superstores, each expected to employ up to 40 area
residents, will stock more than 7,600 brand name office products at
everyday low prices. The new 24,050 square foot Staples stores will
provide general office supplies, office furniture, computers,
software, and business machines, and a wide selection of teaching
supplies. Additionally, the stores will feature technology centers
with expanded computer services, including in-house support for
computer upgrades and enhancements. Staples also will offer high speed
and color copying, self-service copiers, faxing and binding services,
and FedEx services to complete all one-stop shopping needs.
To complement Staples' aggressive store launch into Georgia and
the Southeast region of the US, Staples in November of 1998 purchased
the office and manufactured products business of Atlanta-based Ivan
Allen Company, a longstanding and prominent regional contract
Staples, Inc. is a $7 billion retailer of office supplies,
furniture and technology to consumers and businesses from home-based
businesses to Fortune 50 companies in the United States, Canada, the
United Kingdom and Germany. Staples, headquartered outside Boston,
invented the office superstore concept and today is the largest
operator of office superstores in the world. The Company has more than
37,000 associates serving the business customer through 915 office
superstores, mail order catalogs, e-commerce and a contract business.
More information is available on the company at
CONTACT: Staples, Inc.
Christina Erridge, 508/424-7375