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Title: Staples
Post by: BillyGr on June 17, 2005, 09:32:14 PM
And their commercials at the holidays with the wrapped pets!


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: Zayre88 on August 14, 2005, 02:52:35 PM
The construction of a new Staples/Business Depot in a former supermarket at our local mall back in 2002


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: Zayre88 on August 14, 2005, 02:53:08 PM
Almost done ...

Note the Chevy Impala and the Shadow. Also the Ford Festiva and old Topaz in the first picture ...:roll:


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: storehistoryguy on August 14, 2005, 02:57:01 PM
They call themselves The Office Superstore, but theres Office Max and Offive Depot. What about them? Its probebly just an advertising "stratigy" to say they're #1 even though there #2 and Office Max is #1.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: storehistoryguy on August 14, 2005, 02:58:50 PM
Heres another Staples coming soon. I don't know where though. Another Google pic.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: Caldor1999 on August 14, 2005, 09:18:04 PM
i should get apic of mine it opened in 1995


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: Rayco7030 on August 15, 2005, 06:16:53 AM
theres a new staples opening at the former fairfield mall in chicopee.ma


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: Caldor1999 on August 15, 2005, 06:20:57 AM
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Originally posted by Rayco7030
theres a new staples opening at the former fairfield mall in chicopee.ma



u mean the one home depot gutted  just to mkake one stupit store that mall had a caldor and a
bradlees in it


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: JimSawhill on December 11, 2005, 07:42:44 PM
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Originally posted by storehistoryguy
They call themselves The Office Superstore, but theres Office Max and Offive Depot. What about them? Its probebly just an advertising "stratigy" to say they're #1 even though there #2 and Office Max is #1.


     Staples is #1. Office Depot is #2 and officeMax is #3. I did work for OMX in Newington, CT (now closed), but now I am a Staples employee - in Florida.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: storehistoryguy on December 11, 2005, 08:00:06 PM
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Originally posted by JimSawhill
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Originally posted by storehistoryguy
They call themselves The Office Superstore, but theres Office Max and Offive Depot. What about them? Its probebly just an advertising "stratigy" to say they're #1 even though there #2 and Office Max is #1.


     Staples is #1. Office Depot is #2 and officeMax is #3. I did work for OMX in Newington, CT (now closed), but now I am a Staples employee - in Florida.


No No No. Office Max, then Staples, the Office Depot.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: store215 on December 12, 2005, 04:46:25 PM
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Originally posted by storehistoryguy
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Originally posted by JimSawhill
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Originally posted by storehistoryguy
They call themselves The Office Superstore, but theres Office Max and Offive Depot. What about them? Its probebly just an advertising "stratigy" to say they're #1 even though there #2 and Office Max is #1.


     Staples is #1. Office Depot is #2 and officeMax is #3. I did work for OMX in Newington, CT (now closed), but now I am a Staples employee - in Florida.


No No No. Office Max, then Staples, the Office Depot.


Office Max is nowhere near #1 anymore. I believe store-count wise, Staples, Office Depot, and Office Max from greatest to least. All three have similar prices, but Office Max shut down a lot of stores and stopped having such great deals. (I have stacks of free CD-R's from OM rebates)


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on December 12, 2005, 04:49:50 PM
Office max had 3 rounds of store closings. closed 150 stores total.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: JimSawhill on December 13, 2005, 10:40:02 AM
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Originally posted by d_fife
Office max had 3 rounds of store closings. closed 150 stores total.


     Office Max had a tough time lately. They merged into Boise Cascade and then they spun off of Boise Cascade, all within a year.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on January 09, 2006, 01:06:54 PM
this staples is in waterville maine in waterville commons.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on January 09, 2006, 01:07:13 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
this staples is in waterville maine in waterville commons.


staples in waterville.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: ameskmart1 on January 09, 2006, 04:25:43 PM
Former Staples (Rexburg, ID)


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on January 15, 2006, 01:12:20 AM
here is the staples in danbury in the berkshire shopping center.

from from Neil Goldstein of ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: Zayre88 on January 20, 2006, 06:52:04 PM
Staples in Nashua NH


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on January 20, 2006, 09:59:58 PM
here is the staples on flatbush ave that was caldor

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137815747&subNum=10213001173


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 01:25:55 PM
this staples is in jersey city nj in the hudson mall.

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137871213&subNum=50207001044


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 01:48:40 PM
here is the staples in north bergin nj.

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137872327&subNum=10208000295


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 02:16:40 PM
this staples is in bridgewater nj

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137873624&subNum=10215001346


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 04:54:50 PM
tihs staples is in paramus in the bradlees plaza

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137883563&subNum=10205000198


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 05:10:12 PM
here is the staples in parsippany nj

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137884184&subNum=50220010082


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 05:19:23 PM
here is the staples in totowa.

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137885018&subNum=10205000314


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 06:06:27 PM
here is the staples in ramsey nj

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137886729&subNum=50205000044


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on January 25, 2006, 09:54:32 AM
here is a staples that was in hazlet nj

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1138204361&subNum=10215000767


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 05:03:29 PM
here is the staples in the bronx / baychester in the bay plaza

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140389474&subNum=10206000075


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 05:35:51 PM
here is thestaples in massapequa

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140391815&subNum=10211001065


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 07:13:01 PM
here ius the staples in ledgewood nj

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140397615&subNum=50208000184


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 07:56:53 PM
here is the staples in port chester new york

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140400308&subNum=10214000408


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 07:58:48 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is the staples in port chester new york

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140400308&subNum=10214000408


more staples in port chester new york

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140400308&subNum=10214000408


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: store215 on February 20, 2006, 07:16:50 AM
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is the staples in ramsey nj

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137886729&subNum=50205000044


I'm betting that that store was a former Rickel. It looks exactly like my nearest (now-closed) Staples that was a Rickel Hardware


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on February 24, 2006, 07:08:20 PM
here is staples in west orange nj

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140829384&subNum=10208000387


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on February 25, 2006, 07:34:24 PM
here is staples in pembroke mass in the north river plaza

from http://www.kgiproperties.com/properties/location/12/


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on February 25, 2006, 07:51:56 PM
here is the staples in hooksett nh

from http://www.kgiproperties.com/properties/location/10/


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: BillyGr on March 02, 2006, 10:08:58 PM
This is the Hudson (Greenport) Staples, located in a portion of the former Jamesway.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: BillyGr on March 24, 2006, 10:20:02 PM
First shot is the Poughkeepsie location - built as part of a plaza on an old automotive factory site (from WAAAAAAYYY back) on Route 9 across from Marist.  The rest of the plaza was built new, but this building may (or may not) have been - there is quite a bit of building to the right (blank white wall) which has no seeming use (no more stores).  Also the Staples is separated from the rest of the plaza (to the left, which is built connected).

2nd shot is the Bennington store - this was an old grocery (I believe), but I don't know what it was - not Grand Union or Price Chopper (know where those were).  Located at the corner of Route 7 & Kocher Drive (where Rt 7 becomes a freeway style road).

Last photo is the store in Kingston - a former Waldbaum's (I have heard) - on Route 9W across from the Hudson Valley Mall and WalMart.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: BillyGr on March 27, 2006, 08:42:40 PM
This is the Staples in Pittsfield (MA) on Route 8 - this plaza was built about 8 years ago +/- and the store is built to match the plaza decor - and is different from the usual Staples design.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on June 25, 2006, 05:28:34 PM
here is the staples in rockland maine where ames was and opened like fall 03 or 04.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 18, 2006, 04:08:13 PM
staples in south portland maine in the jetport plaza and it opened early 1992.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 18, 2006, 04:09:01 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
staples in south portland maine in the jetport plaza and it opened early 1992.


back of staples in south portland


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 18, 2006, 04:10:16 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
staples in south portland maine in the jetport plaza and it opened early 1992.


back of staples in south portland


sign of south portland


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 18, 2006, 04:11:17 PM
staples in biddeford maine in the recently renovated 5 points shopping center, as of july 2, 2006. it used to be rich's and replaced rich's in june 1997.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 18, 2006, 04:11:45 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
staples in biddeford maine in the recently renovated 5 points shopping center, as of july 2, 2006. it used to be rich's and replaced rich's in june 1997.


staples biddeford.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 18, 2006, 04:12:20 PM
staples tilton nh in shaw's plaza


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 18, 2006, 04:12:52 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
staples tilton nh in shaw's plaza


side of staples in tilton


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: Marc82 on July 18, 2006, 07:17:44 PM
Staples opened in Bristol, Connecticut around 1998. Previously it was a popular video arcade called Scooter's (shut down becuase they didn't pay their taxes) and before that it was a grocery store called Ferraro's which has since opened a new store in New Haven or North Haven. Not long after this Staples opened, someone painted a Swastica on the back door to their loading dock area and they never painted over it. :o

The one in Waterbury recently moved to the new Shopping center built on the site of the former Naugatuck Valley Mall.  If I recall their former location across the street up the road a little bit was also home to Barnes & Noble and Caldor. The Barnes & Noble closed first. They moved to the Brass Mill Commons in 1996. (The Brass Mill Commons was a plaza built at the same time they built the Brass Mill Mall). Caldor then closed. So for years it was just Staples attached to the empty Barnes & Noble. And a vacant Caldor that wasn't attached to anything. Caldor is now a gigantic Bernies and their former location in KMART Plaza is now Modell's Sporting Goods.

Off topic. Bernies is responsible for a fire that destroyed most of the KMART Plaza in the late 90s. They had some kind of old skool sign that short circutied and destroyed the plaza. When I went  to that KMART in 2002 they were the only thing open in the plaza besides Bernies. By late 2003 the plaza was rebuilt including the famous Pie Plate Restaurant. In 2004 Pie Plate bought the former Friendly's on Route 229 in Bristol and opened Luiza's Diner. They sold their Pie Plate restaurant to Friendlys.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 04:12:48 PM
staples in vernon CT in the major plaza with price chopper.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 04:15:03 PM
here is the staples in glastonbury CT nera the east hartford line.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 04:16:01 PM
staples in newington ct


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 04:16:59 PM
here is the staples in west hartford ct on rt. 44


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 04:18:01 PM
here is the staples in avon / simsbury ct


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 04:18:49 PM
staples in bristol CT


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 04:19:13 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
staples in bristol CT


bristol ct


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 04:20:30 PM
here is the staples in southington ct and it looks like an older one


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 04:21:00 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is the staples in southington ct and it looks like an older one


here is the staples in southington ct


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 04:21:37 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is the staples in southington ct and it looks like an older one


here is the staples in southington ct


staples sign southington


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 04:22:51 PM
here is the staples in waterbury CT in the old mall plaza.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 04:24:03 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is the staples in waterbury CT in the old mall plaza.


waterbury ct one


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 04:24:37 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is the staples in waterbury CT in the old mall plaza.


waterbury ct one


original waterbury one


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 04:25:55 PM
staples in watertown ct across kmart


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 04:27:34 PM
staples in danbury CT in berkshire plaza


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 04:28:17 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
staples in danbury CT in berkshire plaza


sign of hte danbury ct in berkshire plaza


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 04:29:25 PM
here is the staples in central valley ny (near monroe and harriman)


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 04:30:57 PM
staples in yorktown heights ny on the outskirts in the bj's / bed bath beyond / ac moore plaza


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 04:31:27 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
staples in yorktown heights ny on the outskirts in the bj's / bed bath beyond / ac moore plaza


staples sign in yorktown ny


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 04:32:46 PM
staples mt. kisco ny


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 09:43:55 PM
here is the staples sign in west hartford on rt. 44


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on August 09, 2006, 12:23:34 PM
staples downtown hartford ct


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on August 09, 2006, 12:25:15 PM
staples middletown CT


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on August 09, 2006, 12:26:24 PM
staples in wallingford ct not far from home depot.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on August 09, 2006, 12:27:03 PM
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staples in wallingford ct not far from home depot.


staples sign hamden ct


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on August 09, 2006, 12:28:51 PM
staples in hamden Ct across hamden mart


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on August 09, 2006, 12:29:16 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
staples in hamden Ct across hamden mart


staples hamden Ct across hamden mart


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on August 09, 2006, 12:41:46 PM
staples hamden ct


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on August 09, 2006, 01:53:28 PM
staples sign in middletown ct


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on August 09, 2006, 02:57:21 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
staples downtown hartford ct


staples downtown hartford ct / east hartford


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on August 15, 2006, 01:09:53 PM
staples lewiston me


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on August 15, 2006, 01:42:01 PM
old staples in newington / portsmouth nh


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on August 15, 2006, 03:11:32 PM
bangor me staples near mall


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on August 15, 2006, 03:12:26 PM
bangor me airport mall


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on August 17, 2006, 01:52:26 PM
staples (15,000 sq.ft. store) in presque isle me (THE NORTHERN MOST STAPLES IN ME AND THE US) that opened in fall 2004 in the old porteous and in the mall.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on August 17, 2006, 01:53:14 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
staples (15,000 sq.ft. store) in presque isle me (THE NORTHERN MOST STAPLES IN ME AND THE US) that opened in fall 2004 in the old porteous and in the mall.

presque isle me one


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on August 24, 2006, 09:00:15 PM
the one in victor ny (15 minutes from rochester) in the target plaza near mall.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: d_fife on November 01, 2006, 05:10:32 PM
staples in elyria oh near midway mall.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: Mobil on December 31, 2008, 10:23:56 PM
Former Penn Fruit and Channel in Springfield, PA. Penn Fruit opened in 1957. This Channel closed in 1990. The township is trying to re-zone this land!!!


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: Mobil on December 31, 2008, 10:39:40 PM
Staples in Bryn Mawr, PA, a former very old A&P.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: Mobil on December 31, 2008, 10:41:24 PM
Former A&P/SuperFresh in South Philadelphia, now Staples and Rite Aid.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: Mobil on January 02, 2009, 03:25:26 PM
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Originally posted by videogamer75
Staples in Turnersville, NJ next to the Wal-Mart. Its a free-standing building


That looks like a former American store (early Acme).


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: videogamer75 on January 02, 2009, 04:20:38 PM
I'm 99% sure it was built as a Staples...it's been there as long as I can remember. Plus, the plaza itself was built in 1991, and American Stores had much bigger stores by that time.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: Mobil on January 02, 2009, 04:29:20 PM
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Originally posted by videogamer75
I'm 99% sure it was built as a Staples...it's been there as long as I can remember. Plus, the plaza itself was built in 1991, and American Stores had much bigger stores by that time.


I thought it looked like an American Store, but I guess not. There was an American Store in Chester, PA that was replaced by an Acme with the peaked roof in 1972.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: wwefan101 on January 16, 2009, 12:15:30 PM
a href="http://s199.photobucket.com/albums/aa150/websterma101/stores/?action=view¤t=staplesaburn.jpg" target="_blank">Photobucket


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: wwefan101 on January 16, 2009, 12:16:23 PM
the last pi is from the  staples in aburn ma


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: CTAmeshopper on February 24, 2009, 04:36:53 PM
I have another update.

Recently, I was in the Staples in Torrington (which used to be a Stop & Shop & a Pricebuster that had a basement) with my mom,and I was entertaining myself, then I had to go to the bathroom. Well before this I was checking through the doors of the Employees Only area and other areas to see if there were any signs that the basement area was in use, things looked dim. It seemed they made the Staples one floored AT FIRST! HOWEVER after I went to the bathroom (which was located within the Employees Only area) I noticed a red elevator type thing that was behind some doors. I checked to see if it led upwards IT DIDN'T. So
I checked if it led down, by looking for any signs of a hole that led down a basement area. Low and behold I saw a shaft THAT LEAD DOWNSTAIRS!:bouncing: and I could spot part of a basement area that looked dark, and not very lit. This means Staples is still using the basement from the previous two stores area FOR SOMETHING.:tumble: The sign indicated that the elevator wasn't used for personnel so my bet there's a storage area for products that they get to the second floor by putting on the red elevator. Now this is my best guess because I haven't actually seen the thing in action. I think the guess is pretty close. I also found various black doors that have no windows, but I'm pretty sure some of them lead to a staircase to the basement,there's some way to get down there. I don't recommend taking pictures in the area though I think the store would have a fit.        


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: XDeSuEhTX on February 25, 2009, 07:58:18 AM
Staples has been failing me lately. I think it goes without saying their prices can't beat newegg.com or similar online retailers. But they also just don't have a lot specialty stuff.

I found out the hard way they don't sell low-profile sata cables, or 32gb SDHC memory cards.

A locally owned computer store stomps them on product availablity and price. But I still like Staples.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: videogamer75 on February 25, 2009, 01:48:47 PM
I like Staples very much, great deals on ink toner, paper products etc. and their monitor prices are usually very good. The monitor I currently use came from Staples


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: TRJ22487 on October 01, 2010, 04:09:18 PM
Here is the original Staples when it first opened in 1986 in Brighton, Mass
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v41/CorporateA/tyler/Staples_BrightonMass_1986.jpg)


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: retailisking on May 13, 2011, 11:23:18 PM
In this forum we all too often focus on the chains but not the people who made them happen.  Leo Kahn was responsible for not one, but TWO legendary chains.  He founded Purity Supreme supermarkets, then co-founded Staples.  What a giant of retailing!  Nice guy, too...you don't always get that combination.

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/obituaries/articles/2011/05/13/kind_hearted_entrepreneur_leo_kahn_dies/
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/13/business/13kahn.html


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: retailisking on April 27, 2012, 12:33:35 AM
An early example of what Staples looked like inside when it was starting out. Pictured are Staples co-founders Tom Stemberg (left) and Leo Kahn (right.)

(http://www.jewoftheweek.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Stemberg-and-Kahn.jpg)


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: JimSawhill on May 01, 2012, 03:13:37 PM
I have to get a picture of the Staples in Brandon, FL. The Staples in East Hartford was on the site of Wonder Bread....and the one in Glastonbury is in the Putnam Bridge Plaza...(the plaza where East Hartford's Zayre/Ames was.)


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: Bdubs on February 19, 2013, 06:58:52 PM
I was in Staples in Norwich, CT, it was a former Sound Playground, and the rest was divided into still empty store fronts.  Staples was just remodeled this past year, and it is really obvious they took some serious square footage away from the sales floor. The computer and office desk section are just little corners now, where they used to be huge depts. The aisles are closer together.  I believe they created a whole other space for another business in the back of the building because Staples gave up so much space.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: JimSawhill on February 23, 2013, 12:33:18 PM
I was in Staples in Norwich, CT, it was a former Sound Playground, and the rest was divided into still empty store fronts.  Staples was just remodeled this past year, and it is really obvious they took some serious square footage away from the sales floor. The computer and office desk section are just little corners now, where they used to be huge depts. The aisles are closer together.  I believe they created a whole other space for another business in the back of the building because Staples gave up so much space.

I think you'll see a downsizing of Staples in terms of store size... the furniture section might be phased out...


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: standa on November 16, 2013, 08:25:45 AM
I heard that the Staples in North Haven, CT will close in early January.  It is in a former Office Max.  Does anyone know about other CT Staples closing soon?


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on March 08, 2014, 02:18:37 PM
Waterbury, CT cut their hours. They'll probably be among the 225 that are closing. They close at 7PM now.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: retailisking on March 08, 2014, 05:02:38 PM
That can't be a good sign, Marc. I notice that Kmart is doing the same thing at a lot of their slower locations where the lease hasn't run out.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: TheFugitive on March 17, 2014, 08:22:43 AM
The Staples I usually go to on Banksville Rd. in Pittsburgh recently added a US Postal Service Center.
You can do pretty much anything you could do at the post office, but at more convenient hours.

This is not without controversy.  The union that represents postal service employees is VERY displeased.
The center is staffed by Staples employees making retail wages and not by union members.  There are
threats that Staples could be subjected to picketing or other labor actions.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: retailisking on December 26, 2014, 10:24:06 AM
The long-struggling Aroostook Centre Mall loses another major tenant
http://bangordailynews.com/2014/12/24/news/aroostook/staples-closing-presque-isle-store-in-2015


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on February 04, 2015, 07:46:02 AM
Office Depot and Office Max just merged last year. Now Staples has announced it's buying Office Depot.

http://www.courant.com/nation-world/chi-staples-office-depot-merger-20150204-story.html


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: retailisking on February 04, 2015, 10:19:24 AM
If the FTC is consistent they will block this merger. Remember when they sued to break up the Wild Oats-Whole Foods merger despite a ton of competition in the natural foods business?


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: jason83080 on February 11, 2015, 12:18:40 AM
Yeah, but this is OFFICE SUPPLIES, and there isn't much overlap between the two/three chains, is there? Office Depot was EVERYWHERE when they came to NE Ohio, and the stores all sat vacant for years. Staples and OMX didn't really overlap that much and, if they did, odds are that one or the other hasn't survived to this point.

I say, let them all merge into one store. Then, Walmart can buy them and rebrand them as "Walmart >|< Office." After that, Walmart can take the Office branding to malls and smaller plazas, absorbing old RadioShack stores and calling them "Walmart >|< Office Express." It'd be pure genius!

(... You just know that, one day, Walmart will own everything, especially in NEOH, where very few chains dare to come in and expand.)


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: JimSawhill on March 23, 2015, 07:11:37 PM
Here in Tampa... in a stretch of 4 miles...there are 2 Office Depot and a Staples and an empty OfficeMax.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: AmesNewington on March 23, 2015, 08:55:38 PM
Near me, both Office Depots closed (the only two in Central CT). West Hartford/Corbin's Corner is still vacant last time I checked and Wethersfield on the Silas Deane became Planet Fitness, just like Newington. Now all we have left is Staples on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: mixedday on May 04, 2016, 06:41:52 PM
The Staples in East Gate Square, Mt. Laurel, NJ has downsized reducing its footprint possibly 25% down, and removing furniture and other items from the store. The store is remodeled with just one checkout lane typical of a small Best Buy. The plaza is a big box center but with other vacancies elsewhere, I can't imagine rent so high with the vacancies.

 Essentially, it is giving it back to the shopping center owner so that another small tenant can assume the space. The center has Best Buy, hhgregg, Home Depot, Dick's - so it's somewhat destinational and near the Moorestown Mall. But another Staples in Marlton, NJ isn't too far and is a full-service Staples store. I was a little surprised by the move, but it seems like even Staples is trying to slim down where it can.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: retailisking on May 11, 2016, 12:08:26 AM
A Federal judge sides with the FTC, so they will go their separate ways
http://www.wsj.com/articles/federal-judge-blocks-staples-office-depot-merger-1462920789


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: TheFugitive on May 11, 2016, 08:23:01 AM
We've seem a massive reversal in the way the Federal Government approaches antitrust issues.
These things were all being rubber-stamped until three or four years ago.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: retailisking on May 11, 2016, 10:42:44 AM
We've seem a massive reversal in the way the Federal Government approaches antitrust issues.
These things were all being rubber-stamped until three or four years ago.
I'm not so sure about that. The Whole Foods-Wild Oats merger was initially approved, only to be reversed after the fact, and that occurred in the 2007-2009 time frame.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: retailisking on October 20, 2016, 03:41:27 AM
Cerberus (yes, THAT Cerberus) is the reported suitor
http://www.bostonherald.com/business/business_markets/2016/10/staples_stock_up_on_report_cerberus_will_take_over_european


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: TheFugitive on October 20, 2016, 02:29:48 PM
I remember about a year after the Berlin Wall came down Staples ran an ad in Discount Store News
seeking retail managers to do store set-up and training in Poland.

Had I not been recently married I would have found that to be a fascinating adventure.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: retailisking on December 08, 2016, 11:56:11 AM
https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/12/07/staples-unloads-its-european-business/sY1QB2tWZ96fkqeO7Zw9sK/story.html


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: retailisking on January 06, 2017, 07:26:13 PM
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/01/05/usps-to-halt-retail-sales-at-staples-stores-after-union-complaints


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: retailisking on June 22, 2017, 06:29:17 PM
A deal to take Staples private could happen next week
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/21/sycamore-partners-reportedly-in-the-lead-to-buy-staples-deal-seen-next-week.html


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: buzz86us on June 22, 2017, 08:09:26 PM
the idea where they go from serving customers to serving businesses is making me think their going to unload the lion's share of their retail business to become a office-supply delivery company.. honestly I think they need to downsize their stores and streamline them into copy/print centers.... whenever I work in a staples store the copy-center is booming, while everywhere else is dead...


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: retailisking on June 23, 2017, 03:32:57 AM
the idea where they go from serving customers to serving businesses is making me think their going to unload the lion's share of their retail business to become a office-supply delivery company.. honestly I think they need to downsize their stores and streamline them into copy/print centers.... whenever I work in a staples store the copy-center is booming, while everywhere else is dead...

That's pretty much what they've been doing over the past few years - closing underperforming stores, downsizing others and increasing their focus on e-commerce. A deal to go private might accelerate that process.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: retailisking on June 28, 2017, 06:30:43 PM
http://www.retaildive.com/news/breaking-staples-to-be-acquired-for-69b/446100/


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: buzz86us on June 29, 2017, 07:52:28 AM
what staples needs to do is either close or downsize their stores..the main reason why nobody is going is because the stores are so depressing... they should become a chain of tech/copy stores that leverage their distribution network to provide quick pickups of goods available the day after ordering..


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: mixedday on July 09, 2017, 08:37:44 PM
what staples needs to do is either close or downsize their stores..the main reason why nobody is going is because the stores are so depressing... they should become a chain of tech/copy stores that leverage their distribution network to provide quick pickups of goods available the day after ordering..

True. Maybe they should sell some TVs and other gadgety items like Best Buy :-) I do give credit to Best Buy to atleast making it's stores lively and less depressing.

 I've noticed that Staples has closed locations in downscale areas likely because Staples is incompatible for shoppers of lower income. But even those of middle to upper income might be avoiding buying enough from them, since anything inside Staples can be bought for cheaper, anywhere else. Often much cheaper. Basic traditional items like stationery can be quite expensive at Staples. I haven't been in school in a long time, but I bet kids of today are using less paper and maybe even less stationery than back in the day.

The business market (often serving towns where there are middle to upper income shoppers) likely will depend on online/phone ordering, but there Staples competes with Amazon and online. There is where a quick pickup of goods might come handy.


Title: Re: Staples
Post by: retailisking on August 02, 2017, 02:56:39 AM
Sycamore is said to be exploring the sale of its retail operation to Office Depot and retain the B2B part of the business. Of course, Sycamore actually has to close on the purchase of Staples first...
http://nypost.com/2017/07/31/office-depot-in-talks-to-buy-rival-staples/


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