SOURCE: Staples Advantage

June 18, 2015 07:30 ET

Staples Advantage Canada Partners With Ital Florist to Offer Flower Delivery Service to Businesses

MISSISSAUGA, ON--(Marketwired - June 18, 2015) - Staples Advantage Canada, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) and Ital Florist, a national online flower business affiliated with FTD (Florists' Transworld Delivery), today announced a partnership to offer flower and gift basket services to Staples Advantage customers nationwide.

The partnership allows Staples Advantage customers to add flowers and gift baskets to their office orders from the Staples Advantage ordering website www.eway.ca. Products and services include flower bouquets and arrangements as well as fruit and gourmet baskets that Staples Advantage customers can offer to recognize employees or improve customer engagement.

"We are continually evolving our business to provide customers with everything their business needs to succeed by offering the greatest breadth of product in the industry," said Michael Zahra, president of Staples Advantage Canada. "Whether an office needs to replenish their supplies or snacks in the breakroom, book business travel or order flowers for a retirement party, it can all be done through our state of the art ordering platform."

"We are pleased to provide Staples Advantage business customers with flowers and gift items for any office occasion," said Italo Paris, co-owner of Ital Florist. "Flower arrangements are an easy way for businesses to enhance the image of their office and we can provide that service to business customers Canada-wide."

About Staples Advantage Canada
Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), serves organizations of 20 or more employees up to Fortune 1000, helping them make more happen with more products, greater cost savings and improved ordering efficiencies. Staples Advantage provides its customers, including global businesses, local and federal government, healthcare organizations and educational institutions, with a one source solution featuring comprehensive products and services like office supplies, technology, printing, promotional products, furniture and facility supplies, along with a customized level of account support and best-in-class customer service. More information is available at www.staplesadvantage.ca

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