| Nasdaq: SPLS
Staples, Inc. operates as an office products company and internet retailer. It offers office supplies, technology products and services, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, copy and print services and a range of other product categories. The company operates through three reportable business segments: North American Stores & Online, North American Commercial and International Operations. The North American Stores & Online segment includes the company's retail stores and Staples.com businesses in the U.S. and Canada. The North American Commercial segment consists of the U.S. and Canadian business units that sell and deliver office products and services directly to businesses, including staples advantage and Quill.com. The International Operations segment consists of business units that operate office products stores and that sells and delivers office products and services directly to customers in Europe, Australia, South America and Asia. The company was founded in 1985 by Thomas G. Stemberg and Leo Kahn and is headquartered in Framingham, MA.