Company Rings “First Bell” at NASDAQ to Signify Savings, Selection
and ‘Make Roar Happen’ to Support Teachers
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 15, 2014--
Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) officially launched the 2014 back-to-school
season today by announcing three ways to save throughout the season, a
selection of exclusive new products and a program to support teachers
across the country. Staples launched the season by ringing the “first
bell” to open the Nasdaq market.
According to a recent Staples Back-to-School Survey, 53% of
back-to-school shoppers say the best time to buy supplies is one month
before the first day of class.
“This year, Staples will Make More Happen for Less with guaranteed
savings and exciting products not found anywhere else,” said Demos
Parneros, president of North American stores and online, Staples. “Our
110% Price Match Guarantee, Staples Less List and Weekly Hot Deals let
customers find everything they need to succeed in school – at great
Make More Happen for Less with Three Ways to Save
Staples Back-to-School 110% Price Match Guarantee: Staples
customers are guaranteed to pay the lowest price every time they shop,
whether it’s in stores or online. With the Back-to-School 110% Price
Match Guarantee, customers will receive an additional 10% off the
difference between the Staples price and the competitor price at time
of purchase. Staples will price match items sold and shipped by
Amazon.com or any retailer who sells products in both retail stores
and online under the same brand.
Staples Less List: Staples makes it easy for parents to find
everything their child needs for less this back-to-school season with
the Back-to-School Less List. The list includes essential
back-to-school products such as folders, notebooks, pens and pencils
with low prices all season to make it easy for families to save this
Weekly Hot Deals: Throughout the back-to-school season, Staples
will offer Weekly Hot Deals in its weekly circular and online at
Staples.com. To learn more, visit Staples.com/Weekly deals.
Make Roar Happen
This back-to-school season, Staples is teaming up with global pop music
superstar Katy Perry to ’Make Roar Happen’ and support teachers during
the back-to-school season. Staples is building on its long history of
supporting teachers, students, and education by donating $1 million to
DonorsChoose.org, a charity that has helped fund more than 450,000
classroom projects for teachers and impacted more than 11 million
Staples is giving everyone a chance to ‘Make Roar Happen’ for education
and win a chance to meet Katy Perry on the North American leg of the
Katy Perry Prismatic World Tour on Sept. 19 in Los Angeles at the
Staples Center. To enter, visit Staples.com/MakeRoarHappen for details
and submit a video with your ‘roar’ for education. Share the video or
follow the conversation at #MakeRoarHappen.
Staples’ customers are invited to #MakeRoarHappen and help their local
teachers by donating $1 to DonorsChoose.org at their local Staples store
or online at www.staples.com/makeroarhappen.
Donations will be used to fund classroom projects in the community where
the donation was made.
Exclusive New Products and Trends
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,
the latest mobile phones, tablets and more. Shop in store or online at
Staples.com/BTS Center to find everything needed for school.
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 www.staples.com.
Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for anyone to help a
classroom in need. At this nonprofit website, teachers at half of all
the public schools in America have created project requests, and more
than a million people have donated $240 million to projects that inspire
them. All told, 11.4 million students—most from low-income communities,
and many in disaster-stricken areas—have received books, art supplies,
field trips, technology, and other resources that they need to learn.
Source: Staples, Inc.