Staples is a multinational office supply retailing company. The Company offers a range of office supplies, business technology products, facility and breakroom supplies, computers and mobility products, and office furniture under the Staples, Quill and other proprietary brands. It also provides print and marketing, as well as technology services.

Framingham, US
Staples was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Framingham, US

Key People/Management at Staples

Sandy Douglas

Sandy Douglas

Chief Executive Officer
Christine Komola

Christine Komola

Chief Financial Officer
Mark Conte

Mark Conte

SVP Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
Michael Williams

Michael Williams

Chief Legal Officer, Secretary
Neil Ringel

Neil Ringel

President, North American Delivery
Joseph Doody

Joseph Doody

Vice Chairman
Steve Matyas

Steve Matyas

President, North American Retail
Jeff Hall

Jeff Hall

Vice Chairman, Chief Administrative Officer

Staples Office Locations

Staples has offices in Framingham, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and in 22 other locations
Framingham, US (HQ)
500 Staples Dr
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Staples Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Staples Financials

Staples's revenue was reported to be $18.2 b in FY, 2017
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


22.5 b21.1 b18.2 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

16.7 b15.5 b13.5 b

Gross profit

5.8 b5.5 b4.8 b
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018


5.3 b4.9 b5.6 b5.1 b4.8 b5.4 b4.1 b3.9 b

Cost of goods sold

3.9 b3.7 b4.1 b3.8 b3.6 b3.9 b3.1 b2.9 b

Gross profit

1.3 b1.3 b1.5 b1.3 b1.2 b1.4 b1.1 b997 m

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


627.2 m825 m1.1 b

Accounts Receivable

1.9 b1.9 b1.5 b

Prepaid Expenses

253 m310 m251 m

Current Assets

5.2 b5.1 b5.2 b
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018


795 m611 m782 m946 m775 m1.1 b1.3 b1.2 b

Accounts Receivable

1.9 b1.9 b2 b1.8 b1.8 b1.9 b1.3 b1.3 b

Prepaid Expenses

290 m327 m335 m415 m432 m374 m207 m189 m

Current Assets

5.4 b5.4 b5.4 b5.3 b5.2 b5.3 b4.6 b4.8 b
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

134.5 m379 m(1.5 b)

Depreciation and Amortization

466.9 m455 m436 m

Accounts Receivable

(184 m)(19 m)21 m


62 m18 m63 m
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018

Net Income

59 m9.5 m293 m41 m(725 m)(545 m)(815 m)(760 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

118 m232 m343 m113 m223 m332 m91 m176 m

Accounts Receivable

69 m51 m(66 m)48 m57 m(12 m)(17 m)


(53 m)(231 m)(36 m)(17 m)(196 m)7 m2 m(215 m)
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Staples Operating Metrics

FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017May, 2017


10 k10 k10 k

Distribution Centers



1.98 k1.91 k1.58 k


200 k
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Staples Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Worksmedia Limited
Staples (Shanghai) Company Limited Nanchang Branch
Staples Argentina S.A.
Staples Australia Bid Company Pty Limited
Staples Australia Pty Ltd.
Staples Brands International Limited
Staples Brands Sales, LLC
Staples Canada Holdings, LLC
Staples Canada Inc.
Staples Contract & Commercial, Inc.
Staples Cyprus Intermediary Holdings Ltd.
Staples E-commerce (Tianjin) Company Limited
Staples New Zealand Limited
Staples Procurement & Management Services Private Limited
Staples the Office Superstore, LLC
Teacher Direct Limited
Corporate Express Employee Share Plan Company Pty. Ltd.
Corporate Express Supply Chain Pty Limited
IN Designs Global, Inc.
PNI Digital Media Europe Ltd.
PNI Digital Media Ltd., LLC
Staples (Shanghai) Company Limited Fuzhou Branch
Staples (Shanghai) Company Limited Xian Branch
Staples (Shanghai) Company Limited Zhengzhou Branch
Staples Global Holdings Ltd
Staples Global Markets, Inc.
Staples Project 2017, LLC
Staples Shared Service Center (Europe) II BVBA
Staples Taiwan Corporation Limited
Staples Ventures, LLC
Staples Canada Holdings III, Inc.
Staples Dutch Management B.V.
Staples Hong Kong Investments Limited
Staples the Office Superstore, Limited Partnership
Staples, Inc.
3094494 Nova Scotia Company
Corporate Express Print Management Limited
Shenzhen Staples Commerce & Trade Co., Ltd.
SOM Hagerstown, Inc.
Staples (Shanghai) Company Limited Wuhan Branch
Staples (Shanghai) Company Ltd.
Staples Australia Holdings Pty Limited
Staples Brand Consulting (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
Staples Connecticut, Inc.
Staples Cyprus Holdings Ltd.
Staples E-commerce (Shanghai) Company Limited
Staples of Maryland, L.L.C.
Staples Promotional Products Canada, Ltd.
Staples Value, LLC
Beijing Staples Commerce & Trade Co., Ltd.
CER New Zealand Limited
Happy Studio, Inc.
Jiangsu Staples Office Products Co., Ltd.
PNI Digital Media ULC
Quill Corporation
Staples (Shanghai) Company Limited Hefei Branch
Staples Asia Investments Limited
Staples Brasil Comercio de Materiais de Escritorio Ltda.
Staples Europe Holdings G.P.
Staples Promotional Products Europe Ltd.
Staples Shared Service Center, LLC
Staples the Office Superstore East, Inc.
The Educational Experience Pty Limited
The Staples Group, Inc.
3258402 Nova Scotia Company
3285091 Nova Scotia Company
B2 Express - Comercio, Servicos e Representacoes Ltda.
Capital Office Products of Volusia County, Inc.
CE Direct Pty Ltd
Corporate Express Canada, Inc.
Hong Kong Staples Brands Limited
OA365 International Company Limited
Oranda AG
QS Quarterhouse Software, Inc.
Quill Lincolnshire, Inc.
Restructure (Vic) Pty. Ltd.
Staples (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
Capital Office ProductsNovember 09, 2016
Accolade Promotion GroupApril 20, 2015
Office DepotJanuary 04, 2015$6.3 b
PNI Digital MediaMay 05, 2014$67.4 m
RunaOctober 02, 2013
Corporate Express AustraliaJuly 11, 2010
Oy Lindell AbJuly 02, 2010
Corporate ExpressFebruary 19, 2008
American IdentityMay 22, 2007
Thrive NetworksJanuary 12, 2007
Quill HealthcareJuly 09, 2002$385 m
Medical Arts PressJuly 09, 2002$385 m
Quill.comMarch 28, 2000
Sigma BuroweltOctober 07, 1999
Office CentreAugust 11, 1999

Staples Revenue Breakdown

Staples Median Salaries

Source: 653 public H-1B filings from Staples

Staples's Web-traffic and Trends

Staples Online and Social Media Presence

Staples Company Life and Culture

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