We’re risk takers, optimists, inspirers, leaders and most of all, dedicated to making more happen every day.
In 1985, when our founder Tom Stemberg wasn’t able to find a replacement printer ribbon on a holiday weekend, he came up with a way to make office supplies more accessible —and affordable. He opened the very first Staples in Brighton, Massachusetts. And since then, our associates have been the backbone of Staples success.
From dog lovers who run marathons to world travelers with a favorite charity, each one of our associates has influenced the way we do business. We encourage and inspire each other to succeed professionally and personally. Our diverse personalities, distinct drives and universal commitments to excellence in everything we do have enabled Staples to go from a single store to one of the world’s top internet retailers.