About Staples

By expanding our product assortment and making shopping and saving easier than ever, we’re helping customers make more happen every day. And it’s our mission to make more happen for associates, local communities and even the planet — through programs, policies and the values we live by.

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more-products-bgFrom technology to cleaning & breakroom to yes, even wheelbarrow tires. We’re adding thousands of products online every day, for more types of businesses than ever.

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more ways to shop

more-ways-shop-bgWe’re all about convenience, whether you prefer to shop in store, online or on the go. You can even reserve online and pick up in store.

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more-easy-bgWhile we’re helping make more happen, we’ll continue to look for ways to make things easier for all our customers around the world.

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Staples environmental initiatives allow us to operate in a much more sustainable manner.

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culture of diversity & inclusion

Staples Community


We reach out to communities where our customers and associates live and work.

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community giving programs

Company Overview
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. Headquartered outside of Boston in the United States with offices in Toronto in Canada, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More information about Staples (SPLS) is available at and

Serving businesses of all sizes worldwide, our three business segments are made up of: North American Stores & Online, North American Commercial and International Operations.

North American Stores & Online

We make it easy for consumers and businesses to shop when and how they want, with more than 1,800 stores in North America, our web sites and even a mobile app. It’s our vision to provide every product businesses need to succeed, from traditional office supplies and technology to cleaning and breakroom and more unexpected items.

Our Copy & Print locations — both stand-alone and in every Staples® store — offer custom-print services, including everything from presentations and business cards to banners and calendars.

North American Commercial

Staples has the world’s largest office products business-to-business delivery operation, serving mid-to-large businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Our North American Commercial business consists of Staples Business Advantage® and

Staples Business Advantage. The Staples Business Advantage one-source commercial solution includes comprehensive products and services from office supplies, technology and printing to promotional products, furniture and facility supplies. Dedicated to providing organizations with greater cost savings and improved ordering efficiencies, Staples Business Advantage provides a customized level of account support and best-in-class customer service. More information is available at

International Operations

Staples is a global company with retail and delivery businesses serving customers in 25 countries.

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Dedicated to corporate responsibility

At Staples, we believe a large part of who we are as a company is tied to our commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen. This holistic approach to business is rooted in our desire to make a positive impact on our associates, communities and the planet. Learn more about our four pillars of Corporate Responsibility.
Our Story
Staples Inc.

We’ve been helping businesses for nearly 30 years, and it’s all thanks to a broken typewriter ribbon.

How it all began

In 1985, Staples’ founder Tom Stemberg, a former supermarket chain executive turned entrepreneur, was working on a business proposal over the Fourth of July weekend when his typewriter ribbon broke. Because it was the holiday weekend, local suppliers and stationery stores were closed. After driving from store to store and not finding the correct ribbon, Tom came to a realization: The world needed a supermarket for office products.

Ten months later, Staples, the first office superstore, was open for business. And office supplies became more accessible, and affordable, to all who needed them.

Many things have changed over the past quarter century, from our expanded product selection to our growing number of stores and ways to shop to becoming a truly global company. But one thing has remained the same: Our customers are our priority, and we’re here to help them make more happen, no matter what it is they want to accomplish.

Staples® Canada/ Bureau en GrosMC

Staples Canada was founded in Canada in 1991 as The Business Depot Ltd. In August 1994, Staples, Inc. increased its original investment in The Business Depot Ltd. by acquiring the remaining 58 per cent, thereby gaining 100 per cent ownership. Today, the company operates locations in every Canadian province under the banners Staples® and Bureau en GrosMC, remaining Canada’s largest everyday-low-price supplier of office supplies, business machines, office furniture and business services to small business and home office customers. The company's more than 14,000 employees are committed to making it easy to buy office products at more than 330+ stores, as well as by catalogue or online. Ranked as one of Canada's top ten Canadian companies in Marketing Magazine's Marketing/Leger 2013 Corporate Reputation Survey, Staples/Bureau en Gros is dedicated to offering customers the highest level of service, whether they choose to shop in-store, by catalogue or online. Visit for more information.

Who we are

Providing products to the people who want to make more happen is what we do. But who we are is something much more important. Over the past 20+ years, we’ve worked hard to build a powerful brand that people connect with, trust and believe in.

In our earlier days, we let customers know they could feel confident that whatever office supplies they needed, they could find at Staples. In the early 2000s, a new tagline was introduced: that was easy. These three simple words set us apart from competition and signified that we were about more than just selection; we were also about the easiest shopping experience possible.

And now? We live in a ridiculously busy world in which everyone is trying to do more — whether it’s starting a business, striving to be the world’s best teacher or checking off a mile-long to-do list. While easy is still a big part of who we are, our customers need more than just an easy experience and the usual office supplies to make their dreams a reality. They need Staples to be there with every product their businesses need to succeed, so they can make more happen.

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A New Promise to Our Customers
Our customers are busier than ever, with bigger dreams and more to-do lists. They work in hospitals and retail stores, on construction sites and school campuses, at home and on the go. They need everything from office supplies to technology to power tools.

No matter what they need, what business they’re in or what they want to do, we’re here to help them get more done.

We make it easy to make more happen.

More products

We have every product businesses need to make more happen, no matter what business they’re in — and we’re adding thousands more products online every day.

More ways to shop

Shop at your convenience; however you want, whenever you want, plus use our easy shopping tools.

More ways to save

From offers to rewards and more, rack up the savings every time you shop.

More easy

From finding whatever you need to saving and much more, we’re always looking for ways to make things easier for our customers.

Media Information
Please note, the below contacts are for journalists only. If you are not a journalist please contact one of the following:

Staples Canada Home Office
6 Staples Avenue
Richmond Hill, Ontario
L4B 4W3

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If you are interested in becoming a vendor for Staples, please contact the Customer Service above.

Media Contacts

Alessandra Saccal
phone: (905) 737-1147 ext. 2363

Profile: David Boone, Chief Executive Officer, Staples Canada