Chance to win a breakroom makeover with Staples

$50,000 Prize Will Transform the Winner’s Workplace

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., 2017-Aug-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Is your current breakroom lacking and in need of an upgrade? Do you actively avoid the breakroom because it doesn’t represent an inviting and collaborative space where you want to spend time? If so, you are in luck. Staples, Inc. wants to makeover your breakroom and show how office design contributes not only to office morale, but also to productivity, collaboration, recruitment and retention.

Starting today (Aug. 2, 2017), all U.S. businesses with at least 10 employees are eligible to enter for a chance to win the makeover. As a leader in the breakroom space, Staples Business Advantage, the B2B division of Staples, will provide the grand prize winner access to its solutions – including coffee options, healthy snacks, office furniture, cleaning solutions, and technology products – as well as expert design and installation services. The winning breakroom will also be the focus of a professional workplace study to demonstrate how a changing workspace can impact office behavior and culture.

“The workplace continues to evolve and the classic meaning of the breakroom as just a place to heat up your lunch is a thing of the past,” said Neil Ringel, president, North American Delivery.” When designed thoughtfully and with the employee in mind, the breakroom can be one of the most valuable spaces in the office and Staples is excited to demonstrate the impact that workplace design can have on productivity and collaboration.”

How to Enter:

  • In 150 words or less, describe the features of your ultimate breakroom and why your current company needs a breakroom makeover
  • Submit up to three photos of your current breakroom
  • Enter before August 29th at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

All entries will be judged to determine three finalists. A Staples design expert will then visit those three offices in-person to determine which breakroom is most suitable for the makeover. To learn more about the contest or for more information including judging criteria and eligibility, please visit the contest website.

Staples, Inc.
Staples brings technology and people together in innovative ways to consistently deliver products, services and expertise that elevate and delight customers. Staples is in business with businesses and is passionate about empowering people to become true professionals at work. Headquartered outside of Boston, Mass., Staples, Inc. operates primarily in North America, with additional offices in South America and Asia. More information about Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.

Contact:
Nikki D’Addario
508-253-8249
Nikki.Daddario@staples.com

Source: Staples, Inc.

Staples, Inc. announces strategic partnership with Managed by Q

Partnership Gives Staples’ Customers Access to Expanded Services Offering through Managed by Q’s Platform

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & NEW YORK, 2016-Nov-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world’s largest office solutions provider and one of the biggest internet retailers, today (Nov. 17, 2016) announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Managed by Q, a web-based technology platform that connects business with the services they need to run a workspace and consolidate vendor management, to offer Staples’ business customers a one-stop shop for everything an office manager needs, including new services to Staples.

Staples will now provide customers in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco access to Managed by Q’s suite of office services. The platform lets users hire, communicate with, pay and review providers of over 100 different services, from cleaners and handymen to IT support and even workplace yoga. In the coming months, Staplesand Managed by Q expect to expand the service and create more solutions that make it easy to run the office.

“Partnering with Managed by Q directly supports Staples’ previously announced strategy to focus on providing mid-market customers even more products and services beyond traditional office supplies,” said Neil Ringel, executive vice president, Staples Business Advantage. “Office managers at mid-market companies are constantly looking for ways to streamline their workday and save time, and we’ve now made it easy for them to keep their workplace running by giving them one place to interact with their office management vendors.”

“We’re very excited to accelerate our growth nationally through a relationship with Staples,” said Dan Teran, Co-Founder and CEO of Managed by Q. “Staples has built an amazing business around the needs of office managers, so connecting to our market leading services platform is a natural fit and a real win for office managers everywhere”

With this partnership, Managed by Q will get access to Staples growing customer base of small and medium sized businesses, while Staples customers can now access a significantly expanded suite of office services. Staples is again bringing an innovative offering to market to solve the pain points of the office manager, similar to the recent announcement of a digital “Easy Button“ for ordering and customer service.

“The strength of Managed by Q’s technology and customer service aligns with Staples’ brand promise to help businesses make more happen,” said Faisal Masud, executive vice president, global e-commerce, Staples. “Managed by Q is truly a digital platform for the office that gives Staples’ customers access to whatever help they need, whenever they need it.”

About Staples, Inc.
Staples helps small business customers make more happen by providing a broad assortment of products, expanded business services and easy ways to shop – in stores, online, via mobile or through social apps. Staples Business Advantage, the business-to-business division, caters to mid-market, commercial and enterprise-sized customers by offering a one-source solution for the products and services they need, combined with best-in-class customer service, competitive pricing and a state-of-the-art ecommerce site. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples, Inc. operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More information about Staples(NASDAQ: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.

About Managed by Q
Managed by Q makes it easy to run an office. Founded in 2013, the company saves businesses and employees valuable time by providing a range of subscription and on-demand services, from cleaning and maintenance to supply replenishment and wellness. Today, the Managed by Q platform connects thousands of businesses to the services required to seamlessly run their workspaces. The company is committed to spreading a mission of economic empowerment, by creating good jobs for its operators and providing opportunities for small business to flourish. Managed by Q operates in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. For more information visit Managed by Q.

Contact:
Mark Cautela
508-253-3832
mark.cautela@staples.com

Managed by Q
Tiffany Markofsky
305-710-2960
tmarkofsky@managedbyQ.com

Source: Staples, Inc.