6309 Monarch Park Place, Suite 203
Niwot, CO 80503, USA
Phone (303) 443-5060
Toll free (888) 742-5060
Headquarters: Framingham, MA
2015 Revenues: $1 billion+
Change in Sales from 2014: (double-digit growth)
Key Executives: Shira Goodman, president, North American Operations
Office products retailer Staples is often cited by distributors as a big competitor in the janitorial supplies space. The retailer is increasingly targeting professional customers through its Staples Advantage and Quill.com business in the U.S. and Canada. The company reports that its facilities and breakroom business is among its fastest growing, with double-digit growth reported in 2015.
In 2015, the company announced plans to acquire retail competitor Office Depot, but the deal was challenged by the Federal Trade Commission and ultimately canceled.
Staples plans to focus on "categories beyond office supplies" for short- and long-term growth, according to the company's annual report. It also plans to continue building its omnichannel structure to increase ease of purchasing.
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