Back-to-school shopping peaks this week

Staples Helps Canada Get 100% Ready for School

TORONTO, Aug. 31, 2015 /CNW/ - Staples has been hard at work, helping parents, teachers and students complete their back-to-school preparations. Today, marks the final week before school starts, and with more than 8,800 associates in 300 stores and a comprehensive website,, Staples is ready to help customers check the final "to buy" items off their lists.

"I've visited many stores across Canada this summer, and I can assure Canadians that we're serious about getting parents, teachers and students 100% ready for their first day of school," said Steve Matyas, President of Staples Canada.

Since July, Matyas has travelled from store to store, meeting with associates and helping get ready for the wave of shoppers expected this week.

Statistics Canada reports that more than 11 million students from kindergarten through Grade 12 (K-12) and including college and/or university, return to school every September.

"As Canada's back-to-school leader, we've worked hard to prepare a complete catalogue of products of excellent quality and value and, of course, to make sure we're well stocked as we approach the first day of school," continued Matyas. 

To help make the most of each shopping trip, Staples provides tips that can help save time and money.

Last minute shopping tips:

  1. Do your research ahead of time to map out what needs to be purchased. Visit to find products by category
  2. Call a family meeting and create one big shopping list, separating needs and wants
  3. Take the whole family shopping and when at the store, divide and conquer. Make use of staff members who are there to help you
  4. Choose carefully to avoid returns


Don't forget these essential items:

  • Portable power and adapters
  • Tech protectors and cases
  • Planners and calendars
  • Technology cleaners
  • Everyday pens and pencils
  • Printer ink and refill paper


Teacher Appreciation

Staples has two dedicated Teacher Appreciation Days in September, (Sept.3 and Sept. 12) where teachers can save 15% off most in-store purchases and 10% off in-store electronics. They can also save 10% on any day between August 24 and September 13 with their teacher identification.

Staples has a 100% price match guarantee, helping customers get a low price on everything in store.

About Staples Canada

Staples makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they want, whether in-store, online, on mobile devices, or through the company's innovative buy online, pick-up in store option. Staples offers more products than ever, such as technology, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, safety supplies, medical supplies, and Copy and Print services. Headquartered outside of Boston in the United States with offices in Toronto, Canada, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.  More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at and

SOURCE Staples Canada Inc.

Image with caption: "Howard Fitzpatrick, General Manager, opens the doors to the 945 Eglinton Avenue East Staples location as he prepares to help parents, teachers and students complete their back-to-school shopping. (CNW Group/Staples Canada Inc.)". Image available at:

For further information: For more information, photos or interviews, please contact: Alessandra Saccal, Staples Canada, 905-737-1147 Ext.2363,; Nicole Chin, Torchia Communications, 416-341-9929 Ext. 230,


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