FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 2, 2012--
Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world’s largest office products
company and a trusted source for office solutions, today announced the
appointment of Mike Edwards to executive vice president, U.S. Retail
merchandising. Edwards will report to Demos Parneros, president of U.S.
Retail for Staples.
“Mike brings proven leadership, great knowledge and experience to
Staples,” said Parneros. “Mike will drive innovative merchandising
initiatives across our U.S. stores, enabling us to continue to meet the
evolving needs of the millions of small businesses and consumers who
rely on Staples as their trusted source for office solutions.”
Edwards previously served as president and Chief Executive Officer of
Borders Group, Inc. and had also served as the company’s chief merchant.
Prior to Borders, he was president and Chief Executive Officer of Lucy
Activewear. Previously, Edwards served senior leadership roles at Jo-Ann
Stores and West Marine. Edwards graduated from Drexel University with a
bachelor of science in business administration.
Staples is the world’s largest office products company and a trusted
source for office solutions. The company provides products, services and
expertise in office supplies, copy & print, technology, facilities and
breakroom, and furniture. Staples invented the office superstore concept
in 1986 and now has annual sales of $25 billion, ranking second in the
world in eCommerce sales. With 90,000 associates worldwide, Staples
operates in 26 countries throughout North and South America, Europe,
Asia and Australia, making it easy for businesses of all sizes, and
consumers. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information
about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com/media.
Source: Staples, Inc.
Owen Davis, 508-253-8468