Staples Debuts New Trends for 2016 Back-to-School Supplies at the Lowest Prices, Period

Jansport High Stakes Backpack in Multi Graffiti (Photo: Business Wire)

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--()--Celebrating 30 years of back-to-school experience, Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) makes easy back-to-school shopping happen with top brands and the latest trends at the lowest prices, period.

The new 2016 back-to-school trends range from runway-inspired metallic, tropical prints, bohemian vibe patterns and classic essentials that students can mix and match to create a personalized look. Staples is in stock all-season-long at the lowest prices backed by the Staples 110% Price Match Guarantee.

“This back-to-school season, Staples has the hottest trends and top brands that kids, teachers and moms want,” said Liz Haesler, senior vice president and general manager merchandising, Staples. “We’re building on our experience to deliver an amazing selection at the best prices for students and parents, and making it easy for them to shop however they want -- in stores, online or a combination of both with Buy Online, Pickup in Store.”

Building on its expertise, Staples has cultivated an assortment of products that covers everything on shoppers’ school lists, including these top trends.

Staples’ Top Trends for 2016 include:

Less List for School (starting July 10 in stores and online)
The Staples Less List for School offers the lowest prices on school supplies including Staples® Composition Book ($0.50), Staples® 2-Pocket Folder, ($0.17), Staples® 1-Subject Notebook, ($0.17), Purell® Hand Sanitizer, 8oz ($2.00), Display Calculators, ($5.00) and more.

Classic Style
Classic back-to-school designs are always in style at Staples with Five Star® 1-Subject Notebooks ($4.00), assorted Arc Notebook Quote Covers ($1.99) with motivational quotes, an array of writing essentials such as Staples® Mechanical Pencils ($2.99/5 pack), Sharpie® Clear View® Highlighter Sticks ($2.99/$5.99/3 pack) and PaperMate® InkJoy® Gel Pens ($6.99/3 pack).

Precious Metals and Metallic
Taking its cue from the runways, Staples carries stylish school tools such as a Cynthia Rowley Backpack, available exclusively at Staples ($34.99) in silver metallic, glitter Staples® Maze Calculator ($5.00), “magnifique” Gartner Studios Glitter Words Composition Books ($3.00), a variety of gold metallic Carolina Pad Composition Books ($3.00) and Binders ($5.99) and a gold-heel Scotch® Magic® Tape Shoe Dispenser ($8.00).

Tropical Wave
Students can celebrate summer all year with exclusive Staples school supplies featuring Hawaiian patterns and pineapple prints. The colorful products include Summer Vibes Notebooks by Light Pink Design ($3.00) sporting pineapples and pelicans, whimsical big, bold flowers and juicy stripes on Carolina Pad 1” Binders ($5.99), Staples® Pushpins ($3.00) in gold pineapple shapes and an array of sun & surf-inspired High Sierra Loop Backpacks ($34.99), Jansport Superbreak® and High Stakes Backpacks® ($35.99).

Bohemian Vibe Travel
For inspiration and motivation, look no further than Staples for signature school supplies with fun sayings on Gartner Studios Spiral Notebooks ($3.00) such as “Go Your Own Way” and “Be Happy” or colorful Mead® Fashion Gypsy Ink and Pretty Please Notebooks ($3.00) that keep notes organized between graphic, floral and playful print covers in bold color palettes. The look adds up to success with Staples® Calculator 230G Desktop Display 8 ($5.00) splashed with floral prints in multiple color combinations. Brightly patterned Jansport and Ogio Backpacks ($14.99 to $54.99) help students stay organized with a rainbows worth of colors and sizes.

Fun with Phrases, Animals and More
Take a little fun and whimsy back to school with catchy sayings and pet cartoons on bold neon school supplies from Staples. The C.R. Gibson 1-Subject Notebooks and Compositions Books ($3.00) that are purr-fect for cat lovers, Gartner Studios Composition Books and Spiral Notebooks ($3.00) feature funny quotes and Carolina Pad Hair of the Dog 1-Subject Notebooks ($4.44) that speak to organized animal lovers. Staples makes note-taking stylish and fun. Hungry for more? At-A-Glance® Weekly Planners ($6.99-$24.99) designed with macarons and popsicles will keep students sweet and organized anywhere.

Back-to-School Routine
Sending the kids back to school is anything but routine for Moms with the new Office by Martha Stewart™ collection, exclusive to Staples. Perfect for Moms who put organization on the top of their list, the collection includes File Boxes ($24.99), File Sorters ($29.99), Desktop Tech Organizers ($19.99), Discbound Zipper Pockets for Technology ($5.99/$4.99) and Discbound Jotter Size Notebooks ($14.99) in blue or grey to fit any home or office décor.

Calendars & Planners
Teachers, moms and students who appreciate tactical organization to complement their digital device can find a range of planners and calendars that truly match their style with the broad selection available at Staples and Staples.com. The Cynthia Rowley 2016 Planners, exclusively at Staples ($14.99/$18.99) feature colorful designs in cosmic floral patterns that making planning ahead chic. At-A-Glance Desk Calendars and Weekly Planners ($17.99-$25.99) in coral, aqua or tan adorned with a choice of delicate bows, stylish readers and multi-color dots make keeping a busy schedule easy. For playful colors and patterns, Blue Sky Weekly/Monthly Planners ($14.99-$19.99) are a must.

Cynthia Rowley Collection
When it comes to bold names in fashion, Cynthia Rowley is one of the boldest with metallic, cosmic floral and navy and pink designs. The exclusive Cynthia Rowley Collection at Staples includes Notebooks ($3.99), Composition Books ($2.99), Folders ($2.99), Backpacks ($34.99), Lunch Bags ($24.99) and Pens ($3.99) that make it easy to be a fashionista this fall.

Tech & Tech Accessories
The latest in tech and tech accessories at Staples range from earbuds, bright color tech cords and desktop organizers to the exclusive Designed by Students Back 2 Back Backpack ($49.99). Students can keep their tech tools organized with the Jansport Digital Student Backpack ($54.99), Jansport Digital Burrito Pouch ($17.99) or the Jansport Pixel Pouch ($14.99).

For more top trends and photos throughout the season, visit http://flipbookie.com/StaplesTrends2016/index.html.

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About Staples, Inc.
Staples retail stores and Staples.com help small business customers make more happen by providing a broad assortment of products, expanded business services and easy ways to shop, all backed with a lowest price guarantee. Staples offers businesses the convenience to shop and buy how and when they want - in store, online, via mobile or though social apps. Staples.com customers can either buy online and pick-up in store or ship for free from Staples.com with Staples Rewards minimum purchase. Expanded services also make it easy for businesses to succeed with in-store Business Centers featuring shipping services and products, copying, scanning, faxing and computer work stations, Tech Services, full-service Print & Marketing Services, Staples Merchant Services, small business lending and credit services.

Staples Business Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc., helps mid-market, commercial and enterprise-sized customers make more happen by offering a curated assortment of products and services combined with deep expertise, best-in-class customer service, competitive pricing and state-of-the art-ecommerce site. Staples Business Advantage is the one-source solution for all things businesses need to succeed, including office supplies, facilities cleaning and maintenance, breakroom snacks and beverages, technology, furniture, interior design and Print & Marketing Services. 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.

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Contacts

Staples, Inc.
Kristine Houston, 508-253-8468
Kristine.Houston@Staples.com
or
Carrie McElwee, 508-253-1405
Carrie.McElwee@Staples.com