Appreciating teachers is easy at Staples Canada

    Leading retailer supports teachers during the back-to-school season

    RICHMOND HILL, ON, Aug. 10 /CNW/ - Teachers are getting an A+ from
STAPLES Canada, as the annual Teacher Appreciation Days honours educators for
all their hard work with in-store discounts on supplies they need to go back
to school.
    A recent STAPLES survey found that 34 per cent of people are spending
less on school supplies this year.(*) This means more teachers may have to fill
in the gap by purchasing extra supplies for students in their classrooms.
    On average, teachers spend about $280 of their own money on school
supplies for the classroom(xx). "Teachers play an important part in our
communities. Having the proper tools to learn is fundamental to an educational
environment," said Laura Bandurchin, manager of Direct Marketing for STAPLES
    Teachers are invited to shop at their nearest STAPLES store on August 13,
20 and 27, during the annual Teacher Appreciation Days event. Teachers across
Canada can visit their local Staples store on those dates to enjoy 10% off all
in-store purchases, earn double rewards for easyRewards(TM) Savings for
Education members, and receive a free special gift bag and a coupon book with
more than $360 in savings.
    "Teachers appreciate these three exclusive days set aside before the
start of the school year to get most of their shopping done for the classroom.
This event is growing more popular every year," said Bandurchin.

    (*)  Between June 25 and July 3, 2009, STAPLES Canada conducted a
         survey by questioning a panel of teachers.

    (xx) From May 22 to May 26, 2008, Angus Reid Strategies conducted an
         online survey among 2,107 Canadian teachers, surveyed randomly
         from a list of 34,158 names provided by STAPLES.

    About STAPLES Canada

    Founded in Toronto in 1991, The Business Depot Ltd./STAPLES Canada Inc.
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 Canada and
Bureau en GrosMC. Marketing Magazine's Marketing/Leger 2008 Corporate
Reputation Survey ranked STAPLES Canada/Bureau en Gros number one among
Canada's top 100 companies surveyed in Canada. The company has over 13,500
employees serving customers through more than 300 office superstores,
catalogue, and e-commerce. STAPLES, STAPLES(R) / Bureau en GrosMC is committed
to making shopping easy by offering customers three ways to shop: online, by
catalogue and in-store. More information is available at

For further information:

For further information: or to speak to someone from STAPLES, please
contact: Alessandra Saccal, STAPLES, (905) 737-1147 x 2363,; Rachel Swiednicki, Staples Business Depot, (905)
737-1147 x. 2714,

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