Staples Canada wins two awards at Retail Council of Canada

    National office supply retailer walks away with two retail awards for
    excellence in the areas of health and safety and technology

    RICHMOND HILL, ON, June 4 /CNW/ - STAPLES Canada was awarded the Retail
Council of Canada's Retail Technology Innovation Award and Retail Health and
Safety Award at the Excellence in Retailing Awards on Monday, June 1.
    "This is such an honour, being recognized for our efforts in making
workplace safety a priority," commented Al Ward, vice president of human
resources on winning the Retail Health and Safety Award for the 'Got Ouch?'
    STAPLES Canada also went home with the Retail Technology Innovation Award
for STAPLES innovative new recruitment site - "The site is
truly cutting edge. It's interactive and uses music and characters to identify
job opportunities. The STAPLESville site really appeals to a younger audience
who are looking for a career in retail, and sets us apart from other
employers," said Steve Matyas, president of STAPLES Canada.
    STAPLES is proud to accept these awards and bring the best products,
services and everyday low prices to its customers. In 2007, STAPLES Canada
President, Steve Matyas, was inducted into the STAPLES Canadian Retail
Education Hall of Fame.

    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 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 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 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

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(905) 737-1147 ext. 2363,; Rachel Swiednicki,
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