Xerox Canada named 'Vendor of Choice' by STAPLES Canada

TORONTO, May 20 /CNW/ - Xerox Canada today announced that it was named the 2009 STAPLES Canada Copy & Print Centre Services Vendor of the Year. The annual award is given to the vendor that provides STAPLES with an exceptional level of service and facilitates measurable business growth for the company throughout the year.

Xerox partnered with STAPLES in 1991 to provide copy and printing services for consumers and business customers. The Copy & Print Centres operate as full service print shops in more than 310 STAPLES locations throughout Canada.

"To deliver advanced printing solutions requires exceptional vendor-partner relationships," said Pete Gibel, Vice President of Merchandising, STAPLES Canada. "Xerox's brand and reputation are second to none within the industry - from their extensive product and document management portfolio, to an incomparable history of understanding customer need and output requirements. They were an obvious selection for our 2009 Vendor of Choice - not only for the work they've done this year - but for the value they've brought to our business since the partnership began."

    
    Xerox won the award based on three key performance factors:
    -  Improved uptime of the STAPLES equipment fleet
    -  Exceptional training and support for STAPLES Copy & Print associates
    -  Effective management of new equipment roll out, resulting in minimal
       disruption for STAPLES staff and customers
    

"This award solidifies the alignment of Xerox's world-class product and document management knowledge with STAPLES sales, service and support capabilities across the country," said Tom Oldfield, vice president, Graphic Communications, Xerox Canada. "As we develop strategic relationships to augment current sales channels, this award positions us as a significant collaborator in STAPLES' offering to the Canadian marketplace."

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.

About Xerox

Xerox Corporation is a $22 billion leading global enterprise for business process and document management. Through its broad portfolio of technology and services, Xerox provides the essential back-office support that clears the way for clients to focus on what they do best: their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Xerox provides leading-edge document technology, services, software and genuine Xerox supplies for graphic communication and office printing environments of any size. Through ACS, A Xerox Company, which Xerox acquired in February 2010, Xerox also offers extensive business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, including data processing, HR benefits management, finance support, and customer relationship management services for commercial and government organizations worldwide. The 130,000 people of Xerox serve clients in more than 160 countries. For more information, visit http://www.xerox.com, http://news.xerox.com or http://www.acs-inc.com. For investor information, visit http://www.xerox.com/investor.

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SOURCE Xerox Canada

For further information: For further information: Customer Contact: For more information about Xerox production systems and services, visit http://www.xerox.com/tr/products or call 800-ASK-XEROX. Media Contacts: Laura Mergelas, Xerox Canada, (416) 733-6216, laura.mergelas@xerox.com

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