Inc. the world’s largest office solutions provider today announced
that it has acquired HiTouch Business Services, one of the largest
independent and progressive office products dealers in the United
States. HiTouch will now be a part of the Staples Business Advantage
delivery organization, and its customers will have access to a greatly
expanded assortment of products, the latest e-commerce tools and a
world-class supply chain, while still receiving the same level of
dedicated one-on-one service they’ve always seen from HiTouch’s local
sales teams. HiTouch’s marketplace website will continue to serve as an
independent platform run by the HiTouch management team, and will help
Staples’ growth into alternative distribution channels.
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“We think Staples can bring tremendous value to HiTouch Business
Services in the form of more robust capabilities and the scale that
comes with being the industry leader for workplace solutions,” said
Sandy Douglas, Chief Executive Officer, Staples, Inc. “The combination
of HiTouch’s sales organization and the strength of Staples will allow
us to give customers an even higher level of service. We will continue
to look for strategic opportunities like this one where we feel we can
help create better options for businesses in the marketplace.”
“For the past 15 years, HiTouch Business Services has served its
customers with pride and we look forward to the next chapter with
Staples,” said John Frisk, President and Chief Executive Officer of
HiTouch Business Services. “We will continue to support businesses as we
always have, but now with enhanced solutions from a best-in-class
service provider. Together, we can create a new business model which
leverages the size of a company like Staples, with the local touch
HiTouch is known for, to create a truly differentiated offering.”
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
About Staples, Inc.
Staples helps the world work better with work solutions that deliver
industry-leading products, services and expertise across office
supplies, facilities, breakroom, furniture, technology, promotional
products, and print and marketing services. The company supports
businesses of all sizes, with fast delivery capabilities, across
multiple channels, including direct sales, e-commerce and mobile.
Headquartered near Boston, Mass., Staples operates in North America.
More information about Staples is available at www.staples.com.
About HiTouch Business Services
HiTouch Business Services is a single source for virtually everything a
business needs to operate - office products and supplies, contract
furniture, coffee/beverage/breakroom supplies, promotional products,
printing and forms, and total workspace environments. HiTouch also
provides an integrated suite of essential services – space and move
planning, office design, facilities solutions, print management, and
document/information destruction – empowering our clients with
unprecedented command over complex business processes.
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