Staples rebrands Corporate Express Business Interiors to Business Interiors by Staples



    
    - Integration of Corporate Express continues at Staples -
    

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - Staples Advantage Canada today announced
Business Interiors by Staples as the new name for its commercial furniture
business, previously named Corporate Express Business Interiors (CEBI). The
announcement indicates the next step of the integration of Corporate Express
Canada into Staples Advantage Canada. Last year, Staples acquired Corporate
Express, one of the world's leading suppliers of office products and furniture
to businesses, government and institutions.
    "Today's announcement is an exciting step towards completing our
transition to a Staples identity. Business Interiors by Staples continues the
expansion of the Staples name within Canada," said Michael Zahra, President,
Staples Advantage Canada. "The exceptional quality and service our customers
have come to expect from Staples spans across all lines of our business and
our extensive integration process ensures this remains consistent."
    Business Interiors by Staples makes buying office furniture easy for any
company looking to transform its workspace. Offering expertise in all facets
necessary to realise a company's vision, from design and project management,
to product selection and eco-preferable solutions, Business Interiors by
Staples brings workplaces to life.
    "Bringing Business Interiors by Staples to fruition is an integral part
of the refinement and expansion of Staples Advantage's furniture business in
Canada," said Don Vierboom, Vice President Furniture, Canada. "By leveraging
our strengths and experience, we are able to offer our clients quality
products and service at an exceptional value."
    Currently, a similar launch program is being rolled out in the U.S. as
Business Interiors by Staples will be the consistent furniture brand identity
for all of North America. For more information on Business Interiors by
Staples in Canada, please visit www.bistaples.ca.

    About Staples Advantage Canada

    Staples Advantage Canada, formerly Corporate Express Canada, is the
Canadian business-to-business division of Staples, Inc., that provides office
supplies, technology products, facility supplies, furniture, and business
services. The company has its head office in Mississauga, Ontario and eight
distribution centres across Canada.
    With over 1,500 associates and 145 delivery trucks, Staples Advantage
Canada offers over 20,000 products, an online ordering system, excellent
customer care, easy-to-browse catalogues, and next day delivery capabilities.
ISO 14001 certified Staples Advantage Canada is committed to having a positive
impact on the environment with its Fifty Green(TM) program and wide variety of
Ecoffice(TM) and Sustainable Earth by Staples(TM) products.
    Staples Advantage Canada is committed to making buying office products
easy for Canadian businesses. More information can be found at
www.staplesadvantage.ca.

    About Staples, Inc.

    Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:   SPLS), the world's largest office products
company, is committed to making it easy for customers to buy a wide range of
office products, including office supplies, technology products, facility
supplies, furniture, and business services. Staples serves businesses of all
sizes and consumers in 27 countries throughout North and South America,
Europe, Asia and Australia. In July 2008, Staples acquired Corporate Express,
one of the world's leading suppliers of office products to businesses,
government and institutions. Staples invented the office superstore concept in
1986 and is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples is
available at ww.staples.com





For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Melissa Prince, Staples
Advantage Canada, Tel: (905) 696-3733, Email: melissa.prince@cexp.ca

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