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What is Staples Canada?

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According to Staples.ca, Staples Canada Inc. is a supply retail chain. Specifically, it is the Canadian subsidiary of the U.S.-based office supply company Staples Inc. The Canadian headquarters are situated in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

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Staples was originally founded in the United States by Tom Stemberg in 1985. Staples was the first office superstore established within the United States, and has remained a popular store for office supplies ever since its foundation. The store eventually expanded its product line, including items such as furniture and cleaning supplies.

Staples Canada was founded in 1991 by Jack Bingleman and was originally known as The Business Depot Ltd. The company currently has stores open in every Canadian province, and is considered one of the most profitable retail supply companies in Canada. It consists of over 330 individual stores, has five delivery centers and employs approximately 14,000 workers annually.

Products from Staples Canada are available for purchase both in-store and online. The online catalogue is separated into categories such as ink and toner, paper, general office supplies, furniture and cleaning products. Other categories include packing and shipping products and safety supplies. Staples Canada also offers services, such as copying and printing, technical service and a business discount program.

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