STAPLES Business Depot

STAPLES Business Depot

August 23, 2007 16:01 ET

The "Most Wonderful Time of the Year" Begins at Staples Business Depot

Leading retailer unveils 12 must have items for 12 festive days of back-to-school shopping

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 23, 2007) -

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Chalkboards are being cleaned. There's a chill in the air. And the familiar smells of paper and erasers remind parents and students of back-to-school seasons past. The most wonderful time of the year begins tomorrow at STAPLES Business Depot, a leading supplier of back-to-school needs, as they count down the last 12 shopping days before school starts.

Inspired by a familiar holiday tune, the elves at the STAPLES Business Depot workshop have written "The 12 days of Back to School" to get parents and students in a festive mood.

"We know the thought of sending kids back to school puts visions of sugarplums in parents' heads," said Pete Gibel, Vice-President of Merchandising and Chief Elf. "We toil in our workshop throughout the year to make back-to-school shopping a fun and easy experience and 'The 12 Days of Back to School' song reflects that."

Busy elves chose their top 12 items to highlight the 12 days of Back to School. By the time they reach the twelfth verse, you've heard them all, including their plea for saving trees as they feature STAPLES recycled printer paper.

"Labour Day is just around the corner," said Gibel. "These next twelve days are going to be busy, so it's great to have a happy song to sing as we are working away in the STAPLES workshop, unpacking back to school goodies for families across the country."



THE 12 DAYS OF BACK TO SCHOOL

On the FIRST day of back-to-school shopping,
STAPLES has the gear for you:
A magnetic locker shelf (or two)

On the SECOND day of back-to-school shopping,
STAPLES has the gear for you:
A funky Splat calculator
And a magnetic locker shelf (or two)

On the THIRD day of back-to-school shopping,
STAPLES has the gear for you:
Binders with built-in speakers
A funky Splat calculator
And a magnetic locker shelf (or two)

On the FOURTH day of back-to-school shopping,
STAPLES has the gear for you:
Fliptop Crayola® markers
Binders with built-in speakers
A funky Splat calculator
And a magnetic locker shelf (or two)

On the FIFTH day of back-to-school shopping,
STAPLES has the gear for you
And you can even save a tree!
Fliptop Crayola® markers
Binders with built-in speakers
A funky Splat calculator
And a magnetic locker shelf (or two)

On the SIXTH day of back-to-school shopping,
STAPLES has the gear for you:
Big Pens for little fingers
(Let's save a tree)
Fliptop Crayola® markers
Binders with built-in speakers
A funky Splat calculator
And a magnetic locker shelf (or two)

On the SEVENTH day of back-to-school shopping
STAPLES has the gear for you:
Retro CD-R packs
Big Pens for little fingers
(Let's save a tree)
Fliptop Crayola® markers
Binders with built-in speakers
A funky Splat calculator
And a magnetic locker shelf (or two)

On the EIGHTH day of back-to-school shopping
STAPLES has the gear for you:
Mighty mini staplers
Retro CD-R packs
Big Pens for little fingers
(Let's save a tree)
Fliptop Crayola® markers
Binders with built-in speakers
A funky Splat calculator
And a magnetic locker shelf (or two)

On the NINTH day of back-to-school shopping
STAPLES has the gear for you:
Assorted magnetic locker doodads
Mighty mini staplers
Retro CD-R packs
Big Pens for little fingers
(Let's save a tree)
Fliptop Crayola® markers
Binders with built-in speakers
A funky Splat calculator
And a magnetic locker shelf (or two)

On the TENTH day of back-to-school shopping,
STAPLES has the gear for you:
Kooky, Krazy Klickers® pens
Assorted magnetic locker doodads
Mighty mini staplers
Retro CD-R packs
Big Pens for little fingers
(Let's save a tree)
Fliptop Crayola® markers
Binders with built-in speakers
A funky Splat calculator
And a magnetic locker shelf (or two)

On the ELEVENTH day of back-to-school shopping,
STAPLES has the gear for you:
A roll-out locker organizer
Kooky, Krazy Klickers® pens
Assorted magnetic locker doodads
Mighty mini staplers
Retro CD-R packs
Big Pens for little fingers
(Let's save a tree)
Fliptop Crayola® markers
Binders with built-in speakers
A funky Splat calculator
And a magnetic locker shelf (or two)

On the TWELFTH day of back-to-school shopping,
STAPLES has the gear for you:
Pink and blue usb keys
A roll-out locker organizer
Krazy Kooky Klickers® pens
Assorted magnetic locker doodads
Mighty mini staplers
Retro CD-R packs
Big Pens for little fingers
(Let's save a tree)
Fliptop Crayola® markers
Binders with built-in speakers
A funky Splat calculator
And a magnetic locker shelf (or two)


About STAPLES Business Depot

STAPLES Business Depot was founded in Toronto in 1991. It is Canada's largest supplier of office supplies, business machines, office furniture and business services for the small business and home office customer. The company is an everyday low price retailer. The chain operates stores in all provinces across Canada under the banners STAPLES ® Business Depot™ and BUREAU EN GROS™. The company has over 13,500 employees serving customers through more than 273 office superstores, catalogue, and e-commerce. STAPLES ® Business Depot™/BUREAU EN GROS™ is committed to making shopping easy by offering customers three ways to shop - online, by catalogue and in-store. More information is available at www.staples.ca.

About Staples

Staples, Inc. invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and today is the world's largest office products company. With 69,000 talented associates, the company is committed to making it easy to buy a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With 2005 sales of $16.1 billion, Staples serves consumers and businesses ranging from home-based businesses to Fortune 500 companies in 21 countries throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples operates more than 1,800 office superstores and also serves its customers through mail order catalog, e-commerce and contract businesses. More information is available at www.staples.com.

For further information, product fact sheet, images, or to speak to someone from STAPLES Business Depot, please contact:



Caroline Murphy Alessandra Saccal
Veritas Communications STAPLES Business Depot
416.482.2248 x238 / 416.846.8829 905.737.1147 x 2363 / 416.570.9978
murphyc@veritascanada.com alessandra.saccal@staples.ca


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