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Staples rolls out new product categories

Staples has debuted eight new product categories in its Dallas retail stores to help business customers 'Make More One-stop Shopping Happen'. The product expansion is rolling out to more than 1,000 stores across the U.S. and hundreds more in Canada.

“We’re helping small business customers get more done in one stop by providing every product their businesses need,” said Mike Edwards, executive vice president, merchandising, Staples. “The new categories we’ve added to our stores build on our expanded assortment and give customers more of what they want to Make More Happen whether it’s in-store, online or via mobile.”

Staples is refreshing nearly 20 percent of products in its stores, adding about 1,600 items in categories beyond office supplies. At the same time the company is removing about 1,000 items, creating an assortment of office supply essentials.

The new categories include: facilities and breakroom supplies (cleaning supplies, bottle water, soda, snacks), maintenance repair and operations items (safety cones, hard hats, bright safety vests); mail and ship expanded assortment (bubble wrap rolls, padded envelopes, boxes of all sizes), medical supplies (scrubs, bandages, anything for medical offices or nursing home), retail supplies for small businesses (mobile POS, bags, bows, signage); storage solutions (containers of all sizes); gifts and cards for office parties, early education toys and learning aids (items for childcare facility including early education toys, stickers and arts & crafts supplies) as well as organizational accessories from Poppin® brand. The items were added after extensive customer tests over the past year.

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