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Staples Canada brings new retail shopping experience with coworking and café to Kelowna

The Working and Learning Store with Staples Studio and Marmalade Cat Café brings consumers bold design, unparalleled services and innovative products

KELOWNA, BC, September 16, 2019 – Staples Canada continues its transformation to The Working and Learning Company with the opening of its newly renovated Kelowna store, located at 2339 Highway 97 North. This is the first Staples in Western Canada that features the company’s new retail shopping experience with Staples Studio, the company’s bold, competitive take on coworking, and a Marmalade Cat Café location.

With thousands of new products, robust tech and connect assortment, interactive displays and expanded services in Solutionshop, entrepreneurs, students and consumers will see first-hand how Staples Kelowna is changing the way it serves the community throughout their educational, entrepreneurial and shopping experiences.

“Our new retail experience is performing well in other markets, and Kelowna’s entrepreneurial and student community made for the perfect climate to introduce this concept in Western Canada,” said David Boone, CEO, Staples Canada. “We have witnessed Kelowna’s evolution over the past 21 years and want to help fuel this thriving community with top of the line products, a wide range of services and a brand new coworking space. Our aim is to be a place for communities to gather, learn and exchange ideas.”

The inclusion of Staples Studio is another example of how Staples Canada is responding to the evolving needs of its customers and the desire for flexible workspaces. Access to Studio is available on a membership basis, with several affordable options, ranging from a drop-in day pass to monthly dedicated private offices.

Membership benefits include:

  • Access to support from an on-site Community Manager and staff.

  • Priority use of Spotlight, an auditorium-style event and community learning space.

  • The in-store Solutionshop, puts an extended suite of services and resources at the fingertips of its members with in-house marketing, web design, print and tech services, and more.

  • Innovative and collaborative workspaces, featuring lounge spaces and community kitchens.

  • Private and shared offices, and meeting rooms fully equipped with modern office furniture and state-of-the-art technology.

The newly renovated store also features Kelowna-favourite Marmalade Cat Café – the café’s third location. The café prides itself on offering healthy, homemade cooking, baking and a family-friendly vibe where consumers can enjoy delicious baked goods with a creamy latte or speciality teas.

Kelowna is the seventh Working and Learning store to open in Canada, following stores in Richmond Hill, Oakville and Toronto, Ontario and Kirkland, Laval and Montreal, Quebec. These stores demonstrate a completely new retail experience that’s modern with clear sightlines to draw the eye throughout the store. Customers are encouraged to interact with discovery areas to test and learn curated product solutions, including an audio bar, a paper wall with samples, and pen bar to test writing instruments.

About Staples Canada/Bureau en Gros

Staples Canada is The Working and Learning Company. With a focus on community, inspiration and services, the company is committed to being a dynamic, inspiring partner to customers who visit its 305 locations across the country. A privately-owned company, Staples Canada is dedicated to helping its customers – entrepreneurs, educators, students and parents – work, learn and grow. Visit for more information, or get social with @StaplesCanada on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Media Information:

Alessandra Saccal, Staples Canada, 905-737-1147 Ext. 2363, [email protected]

Kathleen Stelmach, Staples Canada, 905-737-1147 Ext. 2714, [email protected]

David Dwyer, Golin, 647-828-0140, [email protected]

By Staples Canada

September 16, 2019