Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The company, which has a store in Middletown, said the move could boost revenue.
Staples will close 30 of its North American stores to try and boost revenue. The company, headquartered in Framingham, Mass., didn't say which stores would be shuttered. It employs 88,000 workers worldwide. In a news release, Staples said it wants to concentrate on its online retail operation. Staples is the largest office supplier in the United States. It's also the second-largest online retailer; Amazon is No. 1. “We are focusing on our biggest opportunities, aligning our organization to address the needs of our customers, and reducing exposure to our weakest businesses,” said Ron Sargent, Staples’ CEO, in a statement. “This puts us in a much stronger position to drive long-term sales and earnings growth.” Staples said it will also …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Staples is encouraging local youth to drop off school supplies to their local store to provide for those in need.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
DoSomething.org and Staples have teamed up with teen actress and recording artist Bella Thorne, for the 5th annual Staples for Students national school supply drive, to help kids in need (www.staplesforstudents.org). The drive encourages local young people to collect school supplies and drop them off at Staples on West Main Road now through September 15. All school supplies and donations will be given locally to the Park-Holm Boys Club and Girls Club in Newport. “I’m excited to help motivate fellow teens to make a difference in their communities,” said Bella Thorne. “There are so many kids in America who return to school without basic school supplies, and I’m thrilled to team up with Staples and DoSomething.org to encourage teens to …
Saturday, January 29, 2011
While several businesses in Middletown have fallen on hard times recently, the successes and expansions of other local retailers has been seen in recent months.
In an economy that's shaky at best with unemployment still at record high levels here in Rhode Island, another local business in Middletown is closing its doors. Big brightly colored “Going Out of Business Sale” signs fill the windows at the Modern Furniture store, located at 785 West Main Road. According to the salesman at the location, the store will remain open until all the floor samples have been sold off. They will not order any other new items to the store, he said. "There were many reasons for the closing. We can blame the economy. That's true. The truth is it's time for a change," said Stephen Horvitz, owner of Modern Furniture, which will reportedly continue to operate another recently renovated store in Fall River, MA. After …