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Staples is an online retailer of furniture, printers, binders, paper towels, batteries, mailing tubes and coffee makers. Read more

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Office Depot is perceived as one of Staples's biggest rivals. Office Depot was founded in 1986, and its headquarters is in Boca Raton, Florida. Like Staples, Office Depot also works within the Logistics, Wholesalers & Retail Distributors field. Office Depot has 38,000 fewer employees than Staples.

Walmart is one of Staples's top rivals. Walmart is a Public company that was founded in 1962 in Bentonville, Arkansas. Like Staples, Walmart also competes in the Logistics, Wholesalers & Retail Distributors sector. Compared to Staples, Walmart has 2,225,000 more employees.

Target is Staples's #3 rival. Target is a Public company that was founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1902. Like Staples, Target also operates in the Logistics, Wholesalers & Retail Distributors sector. Target has 334,000 more employees vs. Staples.

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Staples Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
DEX Imaging, Inc.

Feb 2019

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undisclosed
DEX Imaging provides copiers, printers, scanners, fax machines and digital duplicators for enterprises.
Essendant, Inc.

Sep 2018

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$996M
Essendant is a wholesale supplier of workplace essentials including office supplies, furniture, welding, safety and automotive aftermarket tools.
Hitouch Business Services

Jun 2018

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undisclosed
HiTouch operates as a retailer of office products and supplies that includes furniture, promotional products and breakroom supplies.
Capital Office Products Inc.

Nov 2016

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undisclosed
Capital is an online retailer of office products including ink, toner, cleaning, copy paper, furniture, break room and other related products.
Accolade Promotion Group

Apr 2015

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undisclosed
Accolade Promotion Group is a promotional merchandise agency that distributes imprinted marketing products in Canada.

These are all the companies that Staples has acquired. Staples has acquired 13 companies and its latest acquisition was DEX Imaging, Inc. in Feb 2019. DEX Imaging provides copiers, printers, scanners, fax machines and digital duplicators for enterprises.

Staples Funding History

Since Staples was founded in 1986, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total Staples has raised $61.8M. Staples' funding round was on Apr 1989 for a total of $61.8M

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Apr 1989
$61.8M
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Since Staples was founded in 1986, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total Staples has raised $61.8M. Staples' funding round was on Apr 1989 for a total of $61.8M

Staples Investments

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These are all the companies that Staples has invested in. Staples has invested 13 companies and its latest investment was DEX Imaging, Inc. in Feb 2019. DEX Imaging provides copiers, printers, scanners, fax machines and digital duplicators for enterprises.

Staples News

June 4, 2021MarketScreener

CONFIRMS RECEIPT OF STAPLES PROPOSAL TO ACQUIRE CONSUMER BUSINESSES (Form 8-K)

(marketscreener.com) THE ODP CORPORATION CONFIRMS RECEIPT OF STAPLES PROPOSAL TO ACQUIRE CONSUMER BUS... See more »
June 4, 2021Chain Store Age

Staples social media contest thanks top teachers

Staples U.S. Retail is running the third annual "Thank A Teacher" contest on Instagram and Twitter.... See more »
May 3, 2021Los Angeles Business Journal

Staples Takes Over Former Office Depot Space in Miracle Mile

Staples Inc. is moving into the former home of an Office Depot location in Miracle Mile.... See more »
April 26, 2021Benzinga

Staples Canada partners with Canva to bring simple design tools to Solutionshop and staplesprint.ca

Staples Solutionshop customers now have access to a huge library of creative and easy to use template... See more »
April 7, 2021Benefits Canada

Staples Canada offering paid leave to employees to get coronavirus vaccination

Staples Canada Inc. is the latest Canadian employer to provide employees with paid leave to receive a... See more »
April 1, 2021Industrial Distribution News

Staples to "Evaluate All Alternatives" In Its Pursuit of Office Depot

It follows ODP's March 15 stated rejection of Staples' latest offer.... See more »

Staples Blogs

May 16, 2017Staples Australia Pty Blog

5 Ways to Improve Small Business Security

Security in small to medium sized businesses is as important as in large corporates. Digital hackers ... See more »
April 24, 2017Staples Australia Pty Blog

Happy EOFY! 3 Tax Tips to maximize your End of Financial Year small business success

We are getting closer to that that special time of the year again: Tax Time. If you are a small busin... See more »
April 24, 2017Staples Australia Pty Blog

3 Tax Time Tips to maximise your End of Financial Year small business success

Happy EOFY! Use our Tax Time guide to learn how to reduce tax and maximize your small business tax re... See more »
August 19, 2016Staples Australia Pty Blog

5 Things We Learned at the Adobe Symposium 2016

Last month the Staples.com.au Digital Marketing team had the opportunity to attend the 2016 Adobe Sym... See more »
August 19, 2016Staples Australia Pty Blog

Adobe Symposium 2016 - 5 Things We Learned

The Staples.com.au digital marketing team shares the latest Australian digital marketing industry tre... See more »
July 8, 2016Staples Australia Pty Blog

Small business? Make the Budget work for you

Budget night was an exciting time for small business owners around Australia, with some great initiat... See more »
July 8, 2016Staples Australia Pty Blog

Five tricks for a kid-friendly workspace at home

Editor of Kid Magazine, Sara Keli, shares her tricks to building a work environment that is conducive... See more »

Staples Press Releases

November 18, 2020Business Wire

February 2021

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Connect today announced its first-ever Staples Connect Br... See more »
November 18, 2020Business Wire

Best Early Computers, Printers, Scanners & More Deals Compared by The Consumer Post

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The top early Staples & Office Depot deals for Black Friday 2020, featuring ... See more »
November 18, 2020Cision Canada

Staples Canada opens new working and learning store in Calgary, offering the best technology brands, workspace solutions and personalized gifts for a very different holiday season

/CNW/ -Staples Canada will open its newest Working and Learning Store in Calgary on Saturday, Novembe... See more »
November 12, 2020PRcom

MacCase Premium Leather Collection Now Available at Staples.com

Leading line of professional line of cases, bags, sleeves, backpacks and folios added to Staples' ass... See more »
September 18, 2020Cision Canada

Staples Canada extends back to school season, supporting Canadians as they settle into an uncertain school year

Staples Canada has extended its back to school season through the end of the year, keeping its extens... See more »
August 19, 2020Cision Canada

Rexall and Staples Partner to Bring Added Convenience to Canadians

/CNW/ - Rexall and Staples Canada announced today a new partnership that will provide over 200 stati... See more »
April 6, 2020PRWeb

Staples US Retail Partners with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals to Collect Personal Protective Care Equipment across the United States

Collection Points for Donations of Personal Protective Equipment Available at Staples Stores.(PRWeb A... See more »

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Staples Headquarters

500 Staples Drive

Framingham, Massachusetts01702

508-253-5000

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Staples Summary

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Overview

Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) is an online marketplace for office supplies. It is a large US-based office supplies chain store with over 2,000 stores worldwide in 26 countries. The company is headquartered in Framingham, Masschusetts and has retail sto...

CEO

Staples's CEO, J. Alexander Douglas, currently has an approval rating of 64%. Staples's primary competitors are Office Depot, Walmart & Target.

Frequently Asked Questions about Staples

  1. When was Staples founded?

    Staples was founded in 1986
  2. Who is Staples's CEO?

    Staples's CEO is J. Alexander Douglas
  3. How much revenue does Staples generate?

    Staples generates $14B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Staples have?

    Staples has historically raised $61.8M in funding
  1. Where is Staples's headquarters?

    Staples's headquarters is in Framingham Massachusetts, USA
  2. How many employees does Staples have?

    Staples has 75,000 employees
  3. What sector does Staples operate in?

    Staples is in Logistics, Wholesalers & Retail Distributors, E-Commerce, Office Products
  4. Who are Staples's competitors?

    Staples's top competitors are Office Depot, Walmart, Target