|FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Jul 8, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- It's that time of year again!
Time for school bells, school buses and of course...school supplies! With
everyday changes in trends and technology, school supplies have had to keep up
with the times but still remain affordable. Many of the classic supplies have
truly evolved over the years and are revamped for today's student.
"It's back to basics," said Robert George, Senior Vice President and General
Merchandise Manager for Office Supplies. "Students are looking for traditional
school supplies to fit their needs. The products today are built to last and are
made in eye catching colors."
Here is a sample of some essential school supplies for today's student according
to Staples experts:
- Plush Packs- With all of the schoolbooks students need to
carry through the hallways, it's important to have the proper
support but still look fashionable. High quality backpacks by
High Sierra(R) ($29.98-39.98) are made with a lightweight but
durable fabric to withstand the elements of the school day and
come in cool colors such as "calm springs blue" and "ready for
red". High Sierra has created the perfect packs to fit
different lifestyles including; the Board Pack, featuring dual
straps with compression arms to hold a skateboard or jacket;
the Pinnacle Pack, perfect for the commuter featuring a padded
interior computer sleeve; and the X-Pack, featuring an
organizer with zippered mesh pocket, pen pockets, a removable
key fob and elastic shock cord on the front. All packs have
large main compartments and a CD player pocket with a molded
headphone port for easy listening!
- Undercover- The Original s-t-r-e-t-c-h-a-b-l-e book cover by
Book Sox(R) protects books while still looking stylish with
funky prints ($3.98) and bold solids ($2.98). No measuring,
cutting or taping needed! These fabric book covers easily fit
most books and are easy to wash and reuse.
- Get Organized- There's no need to buy refills for that daily
planner anymore when you can store important test dates and
appointments in the handy Palm(R) M105 Connected Organizer.
Send and receive emails wirelessly and connect to the Internet
easily. This high quality organizer is affordable for students
at under $140.00!
- Computers for Commuters and Beyond- The Compaq(R) 4409 is
everything a student needs in one box! This desktop computer
retails at only ($799.98) and comes with the modem, keyboard,
mouse and a large 17" monitor. A student on the go can
conveniently tote the Compaq(R) 730 laptop computer from home
to campus. It's affordable for students at ($999.00) and its
competitive features provide exactly what a student needs to
function on the go. It has plenty of memory, DVD-ROM drive and
14.1-inch screen. Both models come equipped with a built-in
network card allowing them to easily plug into any phone jack
- perfect for use in a dorm room, library or student lounge!
- Lock It Up- Protect your laptop computer from theft with a
portable cable lock by Kryptonite(R) ($29.99). The padded key
lock attachment fits directly into a notebook computer
security slot. Simply loop the braided steel cable around an
immovable object, insert the lock into the security slot and
lock with the key. Your own personal security system!
- 2 Plus 2- Adding and subtracting can be fun with the
advancements in calculators. A young student will appreciate a
basic solar calculator by Merangue(R) with bold colors, large
keys and an easy to read display ($5.99). Math and science
lovers will want the Texas Instruments(R) 30Xa ($9.94). This
scientific calculator performs everything from basic math to
tricky trigonometry. For those who graph, the 83 Plus by Texas
Instruments ($89.94) performs everything from algebra to
calculus and defines many different types of graphs. Both
calculators by Texas Instruments are permitted for use on many
College Board exams!
- Keep It Together- Secure those important papers in a
heavy-duty constructed binder by Storex(R). It features a
contemporary design, three rings to hold up to 250 sheets, a
label holder and molded tab pull, a translucent cover for easy
view, is waterproof and made from 100% recycled materials!
They retail starting at $3.48 and come in fun colors of
blueberry, lemon, lime, aqua and grape. Don't forget the
- Hold It- Keep things in place with glue stics, glue pens and
the classic glue - Elmer's. Elmer's(R) School Glue ($.25)
comes in a 4 oz. shatterproof bottle, perfect for children.
Its non-toxic glue easily washes out in soap and water.
Perfect for arts and crafts, the disappearing color Glue Stic
by Avery(R) ($1.98 per 3-pack) goes on purple to let you see
where you've applied the glue then dries clear! The
disappearing color Glue Pen also by Avery ($2.19 per 2-pack)
it made in an ergonomic shape and its pen-style design makes
it easy to control in hard to reach places.
- Cut It Out- Every aspiring artist needs a good pair of
scissors for art class! Fiskars(R) for Kids ($1.44) is
designed to open effortlessly and has oversized handles to
provide the ultimate comfort for children using multiple
fingers. They're made with corrosion-resistant stainless steel
blades to withstand the paste and paints of the classroom.
Acme(R) has made quality scissors for children, students and
adults for over a century including a 2-pack of Junior
- Take Note! - Mead(R) Five-Star one-subject notebooks are a
must-have every school year. They're built to last with a
durable cover, 2 full-size pockets inside, planning guide,
heavy-duty back, a spiral wire that won't snag and perforated
pages for easy exiting.
Product shots available upon request.
About Staples Inc.
Staples Inc. is an $11 billion provider of office supplies, furniture and
technology to consumers and businesses from home-based businesses to Fortune 500
companies in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, the
Netherlands and Portugal. Headquartered outside Boston, Staples invented the
office superstore concept and is the largest operator of office superstores in
the world. The company has over 51,000 employees serving customers through more
than 1,400 office superstores, mail order catalogs, e-commerce and a contract
business. More information about the company is available at
Sharyn A. Frankel, 508-253-7895
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