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ADDING MULTIMEDIA Staples Launches Nationwide “Refresh. Recharge. Refuel.” Breakroom Tour to Show the Power of the Breakroom in Boosting Employee Productivity

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Staples, one of the world’s largest internet retailers, today kicked off a nationwide “Refresh. Recharge. Refuel.” Breakroom Tour to encourage office workers across the country to take a break. The tour will let people disconnect from work by visiting a large-scale, “pop-up” breakroom stocked with free refreshing snacks, coffee and other beverages.

Staples Launches “Refresh. Recharge. Refuel.” Breakroom Tour (Photo: Business Wire)

As part of the tour, Staples will host public breakroom events in ten major U.S. cities including Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, San Diego and Los Angeles.

A survey of office workers and managers by Staples revealed some interesting regional trends, including:

  • Workers in the Northeast (58 percent) feel more burnt out than their colleagues across other regions of the U.S.
  • Workers in the West (27 percent) aren’t taking lunch breaks.
  • In the Midwest, workers feel guilty about getting up from their desks to take a break (28 percent).
  • Workers in the South (90 percent) say they need breaks to boost productivity.

Despite regional differences, the survey underscored the importance of taking breaks as employees work longer days. An overwhelming majority of workers (86 percent) acknowledge that taking a break would make them more productive. In fact, 58 percent of respondents said a well-stocked, comfortable breakroom would encourage breaks.

“This tour demonstrates the power of the breakroom in keeping employees refreshed and recharged,” said Chris Correnti, Vice President, Staples Facility Solutions. “The Staples “Refresh. Recharge. Refuel.” Breakroom Tour will provide a welcome diversion and deliver just the kind of break workers need, so they can return to work ready to make more happen.”

Staples has the expertise and products to help companies turn their breakroom into a venue to keep employees happy, refreshed and productive. No matter the size of the business, organizations can get breakroom supplies through Staples stores or Staples.com for small businesses, and through Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division which services larger organizations.

What to expect at the event:

  • Tips to help workers make an energizing break happen.
  • Free snacks, coffee and other beverages along with breakroom games, prizes, product samples and entertainment.
  • An interactive photo tent allowing workers to capture their energizing break with coworkers.
  • Appearances by special breakroom guests at select locations.

About Staples

Staples makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they want, whether it’s in-store, online, on mobile devices, or through the company’s innovative buy online, pick-up in store option. Staples offers more products than ever, such as technology, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, safety supplies, medical supplies, and Copy and Print services. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More information about Staples (SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.

About Staples Advantage

Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), serves organizations of 20 or more employees up to the Fortune 1000, helping them make more happen with more products, greater cost savings and improved ordering efficiencies. Staples Advantage provides its customers, including global businesses, local, state and federal government, healthcare organizations and educational institutions, with a one source solution featuring comprehensive products and services like office supplies, technology, printing, promotional products, furniture and facility supplies, along with a customized level of account support and best-in-class customer service. More information is available at www.staplesadvantage.com.

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