Staples was founded thirty years ago in Boston, MA and was one of the world’s first major office supply superstores. After an auspicious start in the United States, the company expanded its reach internationally, opening in Canada in 1991 and the UK in 1992.
The company was quick to adapt its brick-and-mortar services to the growing e-commerce industry and by the early 2000s, it had fully integrated online platforms to its international business model. Staples offers a full range of office supplies including paper products, technology hardware and electronics, and office furnishings. The company also participates in a wide array of commercial events including notably Black Friday and Cyber Monday.