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Staples helps Canadians prepare for an all-new approach to the new school

From health and safety essentials to the latest technology, Staples Canada has everything Canadians need for their new back-to-school toolkit

RICHMOND HILL, ON, August 17, 2020 – Parents, students and teachers are headed back to school in just a few short weeks, but are they ready for this all-new approach to learning? While Canadians adapt to a new normal, this fall marks the start of a very different school year for many students across the country. To make sure students and teachers have what they need this year to succeed, Staples Canada has developed the new school toolkit complete with health and safety essentials, the latest technology brands, workspace solutions and affordable back-to-school supplies. As Canada’s trusted back-to-school destination, Staples Canada is helping Canadians navigate the New School by carrying its widest assortment yet, available at low prices with fast free delivery and curbside pick-up available for online orders.

Whether students are going into classrooms for full-time or learning from home, a learning toolkit designed to fit their new needs will be essential. Staples Canada is removing the guesswork from back-to-school shopping. With some feeling uncertain about the upcoming school year, Canadians can prepare by having the right supplies. New School health and safety essentials, reliable technology, and trend-forward school supplies, Staples Canada has the right products to support a safe return to the classroom and at home-learning environment.

“We are ready to help prepare Canadians for the upcoming school year with our largest product assortment yet at lower prices,” said John DeFranco, Chief Commercial Officer, Staples Canada. “At a time when accessibility and connectivity are more important than ever, Staples Canada is carrying the full line of back-to-school supplies both in store and online. We continue to carry the back-to-school supplies our customers have always relied on us for as well as an extensive selection of upgraded solutions tailored for this back-to-school season.”

To help parents, student and teachers make a safe return with confidence, Canadians can use Staples School Tools. This feature allows parents to select the grade of their child and receive a curated list specific to their needs. To make back-to-school shopping even more personal, teachers are able to set up their own curated list on School Tools to help parents’ shopping and take the guesswork out of what’s needed this upcoming school year. In addition to successful preparation, this unique feature allows customers to receive a percentage off their orders.

Some of the product solutions Staples Canada is carrying this year include:

Student and Classroom Safety: A category that’s new on this year’s back-to-school list, Staples Canada has a large selection of health and safety products to help send students back to school with confidence. The new school means back-to-school shopping will be a little different. From fashion-forward facemasks to sanitization essentials, Staples Canada has parents and students covered.

Learning From Home: With some students splitting their working and learning between classrooms and at home, Staples Canada offers affordable and purposeful workspace solution to turn any part of the home into a workspace.

Technology Solutions: With students learning from home and at school, reliable technology at affordable prices is more important than ever this year to help them stay on track. Staples Canada carries the necessary technology to power productivity for students of any age. From kids’ headphones with volume-limiting features to protect little ears, to affordable Chromebooks and laptops to support learning from home, Staples Canada has the technology needed for any toolkit.

The New School Essentials: Staples Canada is a one-stop destination for the back-to-school essentials kids and parents have always loved and trusted Staples to carry. With students returning to learning in a variety of different ways this year, it’s important to send them back with the supplies to make this school year successful. Litter-less lunch solutions and functional backpacks are only some of the products students are looking forward to shopping this year.

Organization Tools: With transitions between in school and at home learning, staying on track will be essential to the new school. With the proper back-to-school supplies, Staples Canada has what’s needed to keep organized and be prepared. Staples Canada carries a wide selection of these optimal writing tools and the every day supplies needed.

What’s New: This year, Staples Canada is carrying a number of new product lines to prepare students for the new school. Parkland Design and Manufacturing is a line of backpacks and accessories with their exteriors made out of 100 per cent recycled water bottles. Also new is Staples Canada’s own line, Pep Rally. This chic line of back-to-school accessories includes a wide range of designs that will suit any student.

This school year, ease and accessibility for parents is more important than ever before. Staples Canada is taking the uncertainty out of back-to-school shopping with extended store hours, expert associates, free next day delivery on any order and curbside pickup options.

For more information and back-to-school inspiration, visit staples.ca/backtoschool.

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About Staples Canada

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 and online at staples.ca. The company offers three co-working facilities in Toronto, Kelowna and Oakville under the banner Staples Studio. Since its transformation to The Working and Learning Company, Staples Canada has been demonstrating a renewed commitment to small businesses and consumers, through expanded services that go beyond printing in Solutionshop, thousands of new products, tech services, special events, and informative content with the Spotlight Speaker Series and newly-launched blog. A privately-owned company, Staples Canada is dedicated to helping its customers work, learn and grow. Visit staples.ca 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

August 17, 2020