Retailer gives back to local schools and slashes prices on ink and toner
cartridges

STAPLES Canada donates over $400,000 to participating schools, while lowering prices on hundreds of ink/toner cartridges

RICHMOND HILL, ON, May 19 /CNW/ - STAPLES Canada has lowered prices on over 350 ink and toner cartridges in stores across the country. The price drop of up to 21% impacts brands such as HP, Lexmark, Canon and Brother.

"We are continuing to prove to our customers that we are committed to offering the lowest prices. Year-round, we lower our prices on a wide selection of products," said Pete Gibel, vice-president of merchandising for STAPLES Canada.

While buying new ink and toner, customers can also drop off their used cartridges for recycling. Every STAPLES store in Canada collects and recycles used ink and toner cartridges as part of their Recycle For Education program, and donates funds back to participating Canadian schools.

This year, the retailer has donated over $400,000 to 1,500 participating elementary and secondary schools as part of the Recycle For Education program. "We know how much schools rely on us for help and we feel it's important to give back. That's why, the STAPLES gift cards help outfit classrooms with the supplies they need," Gibel said.

STAPLES Canada stands proudly behind their low price guarantee by price matching with an additional ten percent off on any identical item advertised elsewhere at a lower price. Visit staples.ca for more details. STAPLES' also provides customers with three flexible ways to shop: online, catalogue and in-store at over 310 convenient locations.

About STAPLES Canada

Founded in Toronto in 1991, STAPLES Canada Inc. is Canada's largest everyday low price supplier of office supplies, business machines, office furniture and business services for the small business and home office customer. The chain operates stores in all Canadian provinces under the banners STAPLES(R) and Bureau en Gros(MC). Marketing Magazine's Marketing/Leger 2008 Corporate Reputation Survey ranked STAPLES Canada/Bureau en Gros number one among Canada's top 100 companies surveyed. The company employs over 13,500 associates serving customers through more than 300 office superstores, catalogue, and e-commerce. STAPLES Canada/Bureau en Gros is committed to making shopping easy by offering customers three convenient ways to shop: online, by catalogue and in-store. More information is available at www.staples.ca.

SOURCE Staples Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: Alessandra Saccal, Public Relations Manager, STAPLES Canada, (905) 737-1147 ext. 2363, Alessandra.saccal@staples.ca; Rachel Swiednicki, Public Relations Specialist, Staples Canada, (905) 737-1147 ext. 2714, Rachel.swiednicki@staples.ca


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