Staples Advantage Canada Survey finds most people can't work without coffee

82% say it puts them in a better mood

MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS)

A recent Staples Advantage Canada survey shows that while 96% of employees drink coffee or tea regularly at work, only slightly more than half of organizations offer it for free to their employees. As a result, close to half of the workers surveyed will leave their office for up to 20 minutes a day to purchase their caffeine fix.

To help satisfy the demand for this important beverage in the office, Staples Advantage Canada has launched a Stock Up Your Breakroom Contest where people will have an opportunity to win an Office Kitchenette Makeover until July 31st. The prize is $2,500 worth of productivity enhancers like coffee, tea, snacks and kitchen equipment.

"One way to dramatically improve employee productivity is by having coffee and breakroom snacks freely and readily available to staff," says Scott D'Cunha, National Director of Marketing for Staples Advantage Canada. "We're happy that one lucky organization will get a chance to win a stocked breakroom so they can see the impact it can have on employee productivity and mood."

More details about the contest can be found at www.staplesadvantage.ca/breakroom. Additionally, the company will be offering promotional deals on various break room products on their ordering site www.eway.ca.

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 500, 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

SOURCE Staples Advantage Canada

For further information: Susan Bernardo, Communications Manager, Staples Advantage Canada, 905-696-3733, susan.bernardo@staples.com