Back-to-School Upgrade

    STAPLES Business Depot Puts the Class in Classroom

    TORONTO, July 15 /CNW/ - Moving up a grade at the beginning of the school
year is an exciting time for a student - bringing with it a new teacher, maybe
new friends and new, hip school supplies. This year, the STAPLES
back-to-school makeover has every student upgrading and organizing for a
school year with style in three easy steps:

    1)  Locker Facelift

    Stylish storage solutions will make even the grimiest locker stand out
from the rest. This year's most popular accessories turn lockers into
functional and funky spaces:

    -   Instead of asking the principal for a fresh coat of paint, new
        Magnetic Wallpaper makes a well-used locker look better than new

    -   Students no longer have to dig through the bowels of their lockers in
        search of a pen thanks to the new Magnetic Locker Pen. It's always
        handy, looks great, and is available in a variety of colours

    -   Lockers don't have to smell like gym shoes. Scented Plush Magnetic
        Animals look cute and smell superb. New this year: Funky Monkey and
        Panda Bear

    -   Available in six colours, the new Locker Basket is a perfect storage
        solution for binders, loose papers and gym clothes

    -   The 2/Pack Magnetic Mesh Hanging Hook helps create more much-needed
        space inside lockers

    2)  Reworking the Workspace

    This year, whether at home or in the classroom, STAPLES offers a great
selection of items to brighten up a student's desk, with a twist on
conventional supplies.

    -   One of last season's most popular collectibles, the Kooky Klicker(R),
        is back with 24 new Kooky members added to the collection, including
        Buckthorn, Dustee, LuLu and Max

    -   This year, Binders and Notebooks double as fashion accessories. With
        a wide array of designs, STAPLES has a fashion notebook or binder to
        match almost any mood or wardrobe

    -   This year, calculators come in fun shapes, colours and sizes. The
        Little Foot and Big Foot Calculators and Ball Calculator each come
        with an eight-digit display, full-function memory and are available
        in a variety of colours. For the high school student, the new STAPLES
        Scientific Calculator BD 6410 is a must-have. Its large, easy-to-read
        display shows formulas and results exactly as they would appear in

    3)  Trendy Tote-ables

    Students will strut back-to-school in style with these trendy tote-ables,
that are sure to spice up school hallways across the country.

    -   Some of the season's most popular items are trendy backpacks from
        Jansport that allow students to show off their style and
        individuality. The Superbreak is available in four designs and The
        Big Student is available in three designs

    -   Plush Animal Pencil Cases are cute, versatile and match similar
        locker accessories. This year, these popular pouches feature
        carabiner clips and two new characters - Funky Monkey and Panda Bear

    -   Key Pull Pen with Carabiner Clip keeps a pen at the ready while en
        route to or from school

    After completing all three steps of the STAPLES back-to-school makeover,
students will be more than ready to enjoy a fun, successful school year. That
was easy(R).

    About STAPLES Business Depot

    Founded in Toronto in 1991, The Business Depot Ltd. 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(R) Business Depot(TM) and Bureau en Gros(MC).
The company has over 13,500 employees serving customers through more than 280
office superstores, catalogue, and e-commerce. STAPLES(R) Business Depot(TM)/
Bureau en Gros(MC) 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: and/or images, please visit: Hostname:, Folder: Hot BTS Items, Username: backtoschool,
Password: staples; To speak to someone from STAPLES Business Depot or to
request pricing information, please contact: Rachel Swiednicki, STAPLES
Business Depot, (905) 737-1147 x 2714,; Whitney
Shanfield, Veritas Communications, (416) 482-2248 x 576,

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