|Fifteen Staples Superstores To Be Open 24 Hours|
|WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 7, 1999-- |
Staples offers third channel for 24-hour shopping as a convenience for
small business and student customers
First office supplies superstore retailer to have stores open
around the clock
In response to the needs of its small business and student
customers, Staples is offering the added convenience of a third
channel for 24-hour shopping with the launch of 15, 24-hour
superstores in select cities around the country. Staples, the pioneer
of the office product superstore, is the first in this industry to
open 24-hour superstores.
"We recognize that many of our small business and student
customers work around the clock and want to shop for office supplies
or use our full-service Copy Centers whenever it's most convenient,
even if it's 3 o'clock in the morning. With today's hectic pace,
sometimes the only opportunity to shop for office supplies is in the
off hours and we are making these Staples stores available to those
customers," said Jim Peters, president, U.S. Stores.
Because of its success in four pilot locations, Staples is going
24-hours in 15 existing locations, stores chosen for their close
proximity to college campuses or which service dense urban business
populations. The 24-hour stores include:
Alhambra, Calif. Studio City, Calif. West Los Angeles, Calif.(1) Bloomington, Ind. Brighton, Mass.(1) Danvers, Mass.(1) Framingham, Mass. Tysons Corner, Va. East Lansing, Mich. Fayetteville, N.C. Manhattan, NYC Yonkers, N.Y. Springfield, N.J. Springfield, Penn.(1) Bryn Mawr, Penn.
"Non-traditional work hours are a reality for many, and we want
to be there for the student needing paper or a toner cartridge to
finish a term paper or the business professional requiring Copy Center
services or technology products for an important presentation the next
morning," said Peters.
Customers can order office products 24 hours-a-day via fax
through the Staples catalog and since November 1998, customers have
had the convenience of 24-hour shopping over the Internet with
Staples.com. The roll-out of the 24-hour retail store program provides
a third way Staples can offer this service, specially designed for
customers who prefer to shop at a Staples store, use the Copy Center
or who need to pick up a last-minute item.
Staples Inc. is a $7 billion retailer of office supplies,
furniture and technology to consumers and business from home based
businesses to Fortune 50 companies in the United States, Canada, the
United Kingdom and Germany. Headquartered outside Boston, Staples
invented the office superstore concept and today is the largest
operator of office superstores in the world. The company has over
44,000 employees serving customers through more than 950 office
superstores, mail order catalogs, e-commerce and a contract business.
Staples is the naming rights partner for Los Angeles' new sports and
entertainment venue, STAPLES Center, scheduled to open in October
1999. More information can be found www.staples.com.
EDITOR NOTE: Please call for specific store addresses and
(1) - denotes pilot locations
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