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Tuesday, November 13


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Have a Co-Worker with the Flu Just One Cube Over? You’re Not Alone as Employers and Employees are Failing to Halt the Spread of the Flu in the Workplace, According to New Staples Business Advantage Survey

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Every year, workplaces throughout the U.S. become incubators for the flu virus, with employees and employers likely fueling the flames, according to a new survey from Staples Business Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc. More than two in five employed adults (44%) reported contracting the flu last year, and 45% of those respondents blamed their colleagues – yet many workers and employers are failing to take proactive steps to prevent the disease’s spread. Though the CDC reports that individuals with the flu can be infectious one day before symptoms show and up to a week after becoming sick – and that they’re most contagious three to four days after becoming ill – employees who had the flu last year took an average of just 2.7 sick days. “The flu shot is the best and first step everyone should take to stay healthy each year. But taking a sick day when you’re feeling unwell – even if you think it’s just the common cold – is also an extremely effective way to stop the flu from spreading throughout the office,” said Riley Doherty, facilities health and safety expert and Area Vice President with Staples Business Advantage. Employers could be doing more to foster a healthier workplace and curb the flu, as well. When asked what their workplaces do to combat the flu, respondents shared that:.

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Staples and Essendant Announce Extension of Tender Offer for All Outstanding Shares of Essendant

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Essendant Inc. is a leading national distributor of workplace items, with 2017 net sales of $5.0 billion. Essendant serves a diverse group of customers, including independent resellers, national resellers and e-commerce businesses. Essendant's network of distribution centers enables it to ship most products overnight to more than ninety percent of the U.S. About Staples. This means the forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to: uncertainties as to the timing of the tender offer and the merger; uncertainties as to how many Essendant stockholders will tender their shares in the offer; the possibility that competing offers will be made; the ability to receive the required consents and regulatory approvals to the tender offer and the merger and to satisfy the other conditions to the closing of the proposed acquisition of Essendant by Staples on a timely basis or at all, including under the HSR Act; the occurrence of events that may give rise to a right of one or both of Essendant and Staples to terminate the merger agreement; the risk that, prior to the completion of the transaction, Essendant's business and its relationships with employees, customers, vendors and other business partners could experience significant disruption due to transaction-related uncertainty; the risk that stockholder litigation in connection with the tender offer or the merger may result in significant costs of defense, indemnification and liability; negative effects of the announcement of the proposed acquisition of Essendant by Staples on the market price of Essendant's common stock and/or on Essendant's or Staples' respective businesses, financial condition, results of operations and financial performance; risks associated with transaction-related litigation; the ability of Essendant to retain and hire key personnel; and the risks and uncertainties pertaining to Essendant's business, including those detailed under "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in Essendant's public periodic filings with the SEC.

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Thursday, November 08


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Staples Announces Exclusive Black Friday Deals

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Prepare for the holiday hustle with savings on tech, gaming chairs, shipping services and more. Dell 32” LED IPS Monitor, $129.99 ($90 savings) * Black Friday price for in-store and through Buy online, pick-up in store only. “The holidays can be a stressful time and what better way to kick off the season than with money-saving deals on everything from tech to business essentials and personalized holiday cards to get your business or family prepared this holiday season,” said Peter Scala, chief merchandising officer, Staples. Staples stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day so that store associates can enjoy the holiday with loved ones, but Black Friday deals will also be available on Staples.com (unless otherwise noted) so customers have the option to shop from the comfort of home.

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Wednesday, November 07


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Best Black Friday 2018 deals at Staples: $60 Fire TV Cube, $99 laser printers and more

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Best Black Friday 2018 deals at Staples: $60 Fire TV Cube, $99 laser printers and more. Staples does much more than simple office supplies, and for Black Friday, the retailer has traditionally pushed both work-related and personal tech devices. Most of these discounted prices should be available to order on Thanksgiving Day, and picked up or purchased in-store starting at 7 a.m. local time on Friday Nov. 23. The current 4K streaming stick from Amazon is occasionally on sale for around this price, although it's still a good deal. What's more interesting is the steep drop for the new 4K-ready Fire TV Cube, which mixes streaming video with Alexa-powered voice apps.See at StaplesAmazon Fire TV Cube review.

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Tuesday, November 06


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Staples excited to take on role of mayor in Duncan

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Other than council veteran Tom Duncan, the other four council members — Jenni Capps, Stacy Middlemass, Garry Bruce, Carol Newington and Robert Brooke — are all new to the table. Staples said she’s not concerned about so many rookies on her council, and, in fact, sees it as an advantage. “All of us made a lot of connections and learned a lot about the thinking of the people in Duncan while going door to door during the election campaign,” she said. In regards to the ongoing opioid crisis in the city, Staples said a regional emergency response table has been formed, which includes representatives from local governments, Island Health and other stakeholders, that is working on strategies to deal with the issue in the Valley, and the city will continue to work with the other partners to find solutions.

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Tuesday, October 23


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Staples, Inc. (INX:SPLS) social chatter is higher than usual

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Companies like @Staples can lay the foundation for a more loving, more accepting society where all of our LGBTQ+ neighbors can live their truth. Grateful to all the Staples employees who shared their stories today on a belated #NationalComingOutDay! #OutAtWork https://t.co/KvhLo2ALVg
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Staples and Essendant Announce Extension of Tender Offer for All Outstanding Shares of Essendant

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Essendant Inc. is a leading national distributor of workplace items, with 2017 net sales of $5.0 billion. Essendant serves a diverse group of customers, including independent resellers, national resellers and e-commerce businesses. Essendant's network of distribution centers enables it to ship most products overnight to more than ninety percent of the U.S. About Staples. This means the forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to: uncertainties as to the timing of the tender offer and the merger; uncertainties as to how many Essendant stockholders will tender their shares in the offer; the possibility that competing offers will be made; the ability to receive the required consents and regulatory approvals to the tender offer and the merger and to satisfy the other conditions to the closing of the proposed acquisition of Essendant by Staples on a timely basis or at all, including under the HSR Act; the occurrence of events that may give rise to a right of one or both of Essendant and Staples to terminate the merger agreement; the risk that, prior to the completion of the transaction, Essendant's business and its relationships with employees, collaborators, vendors and other business partners could experience significant disruption due to transaction-related uncertainty; the risk that stockholder litigation in connection with the tender offer or the merger may result in significant costs of defense, indemnification and liability; negative effects of the announcement of the proposed acquisition of Essendant by Staples on the market price of Essendant's common stock and/or on Essendant's or Staples' respective businesses, financial condition, results of operations and financial performance; risks associated with transaction-related litigation; the ability of Essendant to retain and hire key personnel; and the risks and uncertainties pertaining to Essendant's business, including those detailed under "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in Essendant's public periodic filings with the SEC.

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Tuesday, October 16


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Staples: Dark, ignorant age of cannabis prohibition thankfully over

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I’m not much of a party animal anymore. What impressed me so much was the vast array of cannabis products available and the transparency that will now be a main feature of cannabis use. This is a bright, airy, science-based, Health Canada regulated product,” says Nathan Mison, vice-president of government and stakeholder relations for Fire & Flower, a chain that plans to open 37 stores in Alberta, 10 of them in Edmonton. “The vast majority of Canadians haven’t had experience with the product, so we want to create a space where people can come in and have a positive experience with cannabis and understand the variety in the market.”. The store offers an array of ways to consume cannabis, including buds or flowers, pre-rolled joints, oils and gel capsules, along with numerous mechanisms to ingest, including high-tech devices that filter out the smoke and leave users with only the vapour to inhale the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the chemical compound that drives pot’s euphoric high.

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Monday, October 15


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Michelle Staples brings understanding of social, economic issues to bid for Duncan mayor - Cowichan Valley Citizen

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Two-term Duncan councillor Michelle Staples is looking to fill the void left by departing mayor Phil Kent. “In terms of why I’m running for mayor, there’s so many reasons, it’s hard to define just one,” Staples explained. With respect to the issues of affordable housing and homelessness and others, Staples said people are figuring out it’s going to take not just the mayor and council but the City’s neighbours to solve together. We have those mentors available in the community and they’re people that I’ve been talking to since I’ve been on council.”.

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Wednesday, October 10


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7 Consumer Staples Stocks to Buy

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“As people start to get more concerned about the stock market in general, they pull back from more risky areas of the market.”. For those investors concerned about the future direction of the markets who’ve taken profits from the FANG stocks, consumer staples stocks are one area that has traditionally been a haven. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips. However, “staples are not necessarily the bastions of steady growth, strong cash flow and high dividend payouts they once were,” BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) chief equity strategist Kate Moore stated in September. Headwinds facing consumer staples stocks include higher input costs and lower brand-name loyalty. As interest rates rise, dividend stocks aren’t nearly as attractive to investors interested in income. But despite consumer staples stocks being less attractive as defensive plays than they once were, these seven provide investors with significant value at current prices. In April 2016, I recommended investors buy the maker of Arm & Hammer baking soda and Oxi Clean stain remover because it had delivered 10 straight years of positive returns. Since then, CHD has produced three more years in the black (assuming 2018 will remain positive), making it one of the most consistent stocks I’ve ever followed. Whether it ultimately gets acquired or continues to grow its nine power brands, I believe that Church & Dwight is the best consumer staples stock investors can own both today and in the future.

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