ADVISORY, July 11, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Staples, Inc. (SPLS), the world's largest office products company and a top retail destination for back to school, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to declare July 12th as the official first day of the 2011 back-to-school shopping season.
For the fourth consecutive year, the company will open the NASDAQ market and sound the "First Bell" of the school supply shopping season to remind parents and students that Staples stores our fully stocked with a wide assortment of the newest products and latest technology at great prices.
In honor of the occasion, Demos Parneros, president of U.S. Stores for Staples, Inc., will preside over the NASDAQ Opening Bell.
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 at 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
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About Staples (SPLS):
Staples is the world's largest office products company and a trusted source for office solutions. The company provides products, services and expertise in office supplies, copy & print, technology, facilities and breakroom, and furniture. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and now has annual sales of $25 billion, ranking second in the world in eCommerce sales. With 90,000 associates worldwide, Staples operates in 26 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, making it easy for businesses of all sizes, and consumers. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq:SPLS) is available at www.staples.com/media. ;
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