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Hackers Steal Over Million Customer's Data from Staples Stores

Filed under: Business by News Staff at 3:20 pm on December 21, 2014
(photo) Headquarters of Staples, Inc.

Headquarters of Staples, Inc. located at 500 Staples Drive, Framingham, MA 01702 (USA)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Framingham Massachusetts based office supply retailer Staples, Inc. has released updated info on the recent data breach involving 1.16 Million customer's info from its retail point-of-sale systems.

In mid-September 2014, Staples' data security staff detected criminals had deployed malware to point-of-sale systems at 115 of Staples U.S. retail stores.

Customer data at Staples' Framingham MA retail store was not involved.

The malware allowed transaction data at affected stores, including cardholder names, payment card numbers, expiration dates, and card verification codes to be stolen by the hackers.

The malware allowed access to this data from ...[read more]


Staples To Give Small Businesses a Push with Free Advertising

Filed under: Business by News Staff at 8:18 am on January 20, 2012
Staples, Inc (logo)

Framingham, MA based Staples Inc. to award (5) small businesses with $50k each in free t.v. advertising, (or they can take $40k in advertising and $10k in cash!)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The 6th annual Staples National Small Business Survey (NASDAQ: SPLS) found that seven out of 10 small business owners are optimistic about the future. Further, 52 percent of small business owners revealed they would grow their business through advertising and direct marketing if they had a larger marketing budget. To help address this need, Staples today launched the Staples “Give Your Small Business the Push It Needs” contest to make it easy for five small businesses to win up to $50,000 each in free television advertising in their home market.

"With more than 25 years of experience working with our core small business customers, we know that investing in marketing to grow a small business is essential, yet many do not have the money to do so," said John Giusti, vice president of small business marketing at Staples. "Staples wanted to do something unique to ...[read more]


Staples Appoints Christine Komola Chief Financial Officer

Filed under: Business by News Staff at 1:58 pm on October 1, 2011
Christine Komola, Staples Inc CFO

Christine Komola appointed Chief Financial Officer of Framingham, MA based Staples Inc.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today the promotion of Christine Komola to Chief Financial Officer effective February 1, 2012. Christine will report to John Mahoney, Staples' Vice Chairman.

Mahoney, who joined Staples in 1996 as Chief Financial Officer himself and was subsequently named Vice Chairman, (in 2006), said his responsibilities as CFO will transition to Christine over the next year.

"Christine has established herself as a respected leader in the Finance organization since joining Staples 14 years ago," said Mahoney in a press release. "She has deep knowledge of Staples' global businesses and an excellent track record in leading our Finance teams in partnering with our operations to achieve our goals. I am confident Christine is well prepared to assume greater responsibility in leading our finance functions in the years ahead."

Christine joined Staples in 1997 and has served in various leadership roles including Vice President, Planning and Control; Chief Financial Officer of Staples.com; Vice President, General Merchandise Manager, Furniture & Wholesale, and her most recent role as ...[read more]


Staples Youth Social Entrepreneurship Competition

Filed under: Business by Randy Harris at 1:20 am on June 20, 2010
Staples Youth Social Entrepreneurship Competition

Do you have the next great idea?

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Staples, Inc. and Ashoka, the world's community of leading social entrepreneurs, have launched the fourth annual Staples/Ashoka Youth Social Entrepreneur Competition.

The global competition highlights youth-led organizations focusing on social issues affecting their communities, and is part of Ashoka's Youth Venture, an initiative that identifies and fosters young entrepreneurs all over the world who are creating positive change.

Since 2006, Staples Foundation for Learning, the charitable arm of ...[read more]


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