April 30, 2017 12:45 PM ET

Commercial Services and Supplies

Company Overview of Staples Contract and Commercial, Inc.

Company Overview

Staples Contract and Commercial, Inc. offers business supplies to the Fortune 1000 organizations. The company offers office products, facility solutions, breakroom solutions, technology solutions, managed print services, furniture, promotional products, and print solutions. It serves commercial businesses, government organizations, healthcare organizations, and educational institutions in the United States and internationally. The company was incorporated in 1997 and is based in Framingham, Massachusetts. Staples Contract and Commercial, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Staples, Inc.

500 Staples Drive

Framingham, MA 01702

United States

Founded in 1997

Phone:

508-253-5000

Fax:

508-253-5476

Key Executives for Staples Contract and Commercial, Inc.

Chairman of Staples Inc and Chief Executive Officer of Staples Inc
Age: 60
Senior Vice President of Promotional Products
Vice President of Facility Solutions
Vice President and General Manager
Vice President of Furniture and General Manager of Business Interiors
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Staples Contract and Commercial, Inc. Key Developments

California Supreme Court Affirms Shegerian & Associates’ $16.3 Million Jury Verdict for Former Staples Employee in Age Discrimination Case Against Staples Contract and Commercial, Inc. and Staples, Inc

Carney Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc. received affirmation this week from the California Supreme Court that the $16.3 million wrongful termination and age discrimination jury verdict in favor of his client, Bob Nickel, against defendants Staples Contract and Commercial, Inc. and Staples, Inc. will stand. After having its appeal denied by the Court of Appeal in May of this year, Staples once again appealed the $13 million punitive damages portion of the judgment before the Supreme Court, but August 15, 2016, it was announced that after extensive review, the court found no reason to reverse or reduce the award of punitive damages. Nickel, a 64-year-old man at the time of his termination by Staples, was employed by Corporate Express since August of 2002 as a facilities manager. Staples Contract and Staples Inc. acquired Corporate Express in 2008. For 9 years, Nickel received regularly positive reviews for performing his work in an exemplary manner. Shegerian represented Nickel in court two years ago, resulting in a jury decision that found Nickel had been discriminated against and harassed, based upon his age, by his supervising managers at Staples. The court announced the award of $16.3 million, made up of $863,416 in economic damages, $2.4 million in non-economic damages, and $13,053,664 in punitive damages. Staples unsuccessfully appealed the punitive damages amount before the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Nickel had alleged in his complaint that his managers noted that they needed to “get rid of” older, higher paid employees. Nickel’s complaint also explained how he became the regular butt of jokes at staff meetings and was referred to as “old coot” and “old goat.” Among the compelling evidence Shegerian presented during the original trial was the fact that after Nickel refused to resign voluntarily when prompted to by a manager, he underwent a series of false accusations and increasing levels of harassment from co-workers and a manager, including being written up and suspended for “stealing,” after taking a bell pepper valued at 68 cents from the company cafeteria. Further, a receptionist had approached Nickel explaining she had been ordered by management to provide a false statement about Nickel’s conduct but she refused to do so. Regardless, Nickel was fired on July 29 of 2011. Shegerian was able to show that this termination was wrongful and had followed a series of discriminatory and harassing events.

The Halton Cooperative Purchasing Group Selects Staples Business Advantage for Providing Safety Supplies for Emergency Preparedness

The Halton Cooperative Purchasing Group announced that it has selected Staples Business Advantage for providing safety supplies for emergency preparedness. Through this arrangement, Staples Business Advantage will provide a wide array of emergency supplies and equipment, including safety gear, flares, medical supplies, blankets, bottled water, and even crayons and coloring books to keep children occupied in an evacuation centre. The arrangement takes the pressure off HCPG's administrative staff who would likely be stretched to the limit in an emergency scenario.

Staples Business Advantage Announces New Initiatives with MARS DRINKS and LeanBox

Staples Business Advantage announced new initiatives with MARS DRINKS and LeanBox to enhance its assortment of breakroom offerings while delivering gourmet beverages and healthier food to power the U.S. workforce. For coffee lovers, Staples Business Advantage now distributes MARS DRINKS’ single-serve Flavia brewers, which offer premium cappuccinos, lattes and mochas, plus coffees, teas and hot chocolate each in less than a minute at the touch of a button. MARS DRINKS brewers combine reliable performance and hassle-free maintenance making it easier for people at work to create and enjoy a cup of their favorite brew. The company’s patented brewing process ensures no cross-over in flavor from one drink to the next. According to the Staples Business Advantage Workplace Index, office perks such as coffee and snacks are key to attracting and retaining talent, particularly among millennials 57% of whom agree that a well-stocked breakroom leads to happier, more engaged employees. The company now also offers a variety of fresh food, courtesy of LeanBox, which provides gourmet salads, sandwiches and snacks in a kiosk the size of a refrigerator. Supplying healthy foods goes a long way toward attracting and retaining talent as nearly a third of employees look for healthy snacks in the workplace according to the study. Currently available to customers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Southern New Hampshire, LeanBox monitors real-time inventory data to track eating preferences and restock food accordingly.

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