The Business Depot Ltd. was founded in Canada in 1990. In August 1994, STAPLES Inc. increased its original investment in The Business Depot Ltd. by acquiring the remaining 58 per cent it did not already own.
STAPLES Business Depot is Canada's largest supplier of office supplies, business machines, office furniture and business services to small business and home office customers. The company is an everyday low price retailer and operates in every Canadian province under the banners STAPLES Business Depot and BUREAU EN GROS. The company's more than 13,500 employees are committed to making it easy to buy office products in more than 296 stores, by catalogue or online.
STAPLES, Inc. invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and today is the world's largest office products retailer. With 60,000 talented associates, the company is committed to making it easy to buy a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With 2006 sales of $18.2 billion, STAPLES serves consumers and businesses ranging from home–based businesses to Fortune 500 companies in 19 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Headquartered outside of Boston, STAPLES operates approximately 1,600 office superstores and also serves its customers through mail order catalog, e–commerce and contract businesses.
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