BW1364 JAN 15,1998 12:59 PACIFIC 15:59 EASTERN
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 15, 1998--Staples,
Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) announced today that it has promoted Jeanne B.
Lewis to Senior Vice President, Marketing, effective February 1.
Ms. Lewis will report to Ronald Sargent, President, North American
Ms. Lewis replaces Todd Krasnow, who is about to launch a new
entrepreneurial venture after 12 years with Staples.
Ms. Lewis is currently Senior Vice President, Retail Marketing
and Small Business, and has marketing, operations and merchandising
experience in her five years with Staples. She has served as
Director of Operations for 50 stores in the Northeast, and then as
Director of Sales for 150 stores on the East Coast. She then became
Vice President and Divisional Merchandising Manager for furniture
and decorative supplies.
Since she assumed her current position in early 1997, she has
been a key architect of Staples' marketing and branding strategy,
and of Staples advertising, direct mail and field marketing
Ms. Lewis is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Harvard
Staples currently operates 742 office products superstores
worldwide. This includes 685 stores in more that 150 markets across
the US and Canada, as well as 40 stores in the United Kingdom and 17
in Germany. Staples operates a telephone order business, Staples
Direct, and also has contract stationer operations called Staples
Business Advantage and Staples National Advantage, which serve the
needs of large regional and national corporations, respectively.