Staples is an American office supplies retailer with over 3000 stores worldwide.
Employing almost 80,000 employees around the world, Staples stores sell a range of products including office furnishings, supplies, IT, technology hardware, electronics, snacks, and stationery.
The stores often featured on retail parks in the United Kingdom, and aim to provide a 'one-source solution' for customers.
Staples sells supplies to both business and individual customers, and offers an online retail provision that has proved particularly successful.
The company's commitment to the environment is recognised by its ranking in the EPA's Green Power Partner list, and around 3000 of its products incorporate recycled content.
A customer rewards card, and a mobile app have enhanced customer loyalty over recent years.
106 Staples stores in the UK have been renamed Office Outlet by the new owner Hilco Capital, which bought the company in November 2016.