December 11, 2014
New York – Activist investor fund Starboard Value has reportedly purchased a 6% stake in Staples Inc. and upped its ownership of Office Depot from 8.6% to 10%. According to the Wall Street Journal, Starboard Value may be positioning itself to pressure the two office supply retailers to merge.  
December 5, 2014

Staples Inc. has long prided itself on making things for customers. Now the retailer is trying to do the same for suppliers with Staples Exchange, a unified platform that allows vendors to sell through all of Staples’ e-commerce channels, with multiple integration options. Staples does not require vendors to use a third party that charges integration fees, instead giving them a single portal to enroll with all of Staples’ sites.

October 21, 2014

Staples Inc. is investigating a possible breach of payment card data.

October 9, 2014

Toys “R” Us has appointed Michael Melzer as managing director, Central Europe, responsible for the company’s operations throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland, including 91 stores and four e-commerce sites.

October 6, 2014

Staples has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the 11th straight year.

September 3, 2014

Staples has released a series of enhancements to its omnichannel experience.

August 19, 2014

Kenshoo, a provider of predictive media optimization technology, and RevTrak, a promotions platform that drives and measures in-store sales through digital coupons, announced the results of a partnership uniting offline conversions and paid search performance for omnichannel optimization for Staples Canada.

July 14, 2014

Staples Europe recently launched a number of improvements to its omnichannel shopping experience, including an upgrade to the look and feel of its key websites in Europe, including Spain, Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy and U.K.

May 27, 2014

Staples has named a veteran marketing executive, Frank Bifulco, as executive VP marketing, effective June 23.

May 5, 2014

Intel Corp. said it has hired senior Staples executive Steven Fund to oversee its global marketing, effective June 2.

May 5, 2014

Staples Inc. said on Monday that it has agreed to buy PNI Digital Media, Canadian company whose software platform enables retailers to sell such personalized products as photo books, calendars, business cards, documents, wedding invitations, and stationery.

April 15, 2014

Sears Holdings has named Arun Arora pany as senior VP and president, Home Services.

April 3, 2014

Staples is letting the public help determine the top three winners of its “Make Your Idea Happen” contest, which allowed entrepreneurs to share their ideas for a chance to receive all the products they need to bring their business to life.

February 11, 2014

Shoebuy.com has named Anabela Perozek as the company's new CMO.

January 30, 2014

Joe Doody, president North American commercial, has been named vice chairman of Staples, Inc., and Shira Goodman, executive VP, global growth, has been named president, North American commercial of Staples, Inc.

January 2, 2014

Staples is changing its logo by removing the bent staple that forms the “L” in “Staples.” Initially, Staples is excluding the bent staple in its logo in a number of places, including its e-commerce site and the company's social channels such as Twitter, Facebook, and the easyBlog.

December 18, 2013

Staples Europe has launched new websites in both Germany and Netherlands.

September 26, 2013

Staples Canada announced its sustainability achievements for the second quarter of 2013, including a 9% drop in energy consumption (over the year-ago period).

September 24, 2013

Staples is introducing Staples Connect, an offering that lets customers’ home or office technology interact and be controlled by a single app.

September 18, 2013

Staples and RadioShack Corp. have removed Amazon lockers from their stores, according to Bloomberg. The chains were among a group of retailers who have been testing the system.

September 12, 2013

Staples plans to open a dedicated to e-commerce and engineering center in Seattle that will house teams responsible for driving major initiatives to enhance areas, including next generation digital platforms, personalization, and big-data. It will be the chain’s first office on the West Coast.

June 26, 2013

Staples has reached the milestone of having 500 buildings meet EPA Energy Star certification.

June 7, 2013

Bob Valair, director, energy & environmental management for Staples, will discuss how energy management is helping the retail chain save resources and add to the bottom line during a Chain Store Age Webinar on Tuesday, June 11, 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m PT).

May 7, 2013

Staples announced that Faisal Masud has been appointed executive VP, global e-commerce, effective May 20.