Staples Canada ULC, The Working and Learning Company, has announced the acquisition of two family-owned Canadian office supplies dealers through its business-to-business division Staples Professional Inc.: Denis Office Supplies and Furniture and Supreme Basics.
Founded in 1972, Denis Office Supplies and Furniture is a family-owned company that services business customers in Quebec, Ontario, and Atlantic Canada through its network of stores/showrooms and Fulfillment Centres. Denis is the largest independent supplier of office supplies and furniture in Canada. The company’s “Triangle of Service” structure is composed of a knowledgeable customer service representative, an experienced corporate account manager, and a dedicated delivery driver.
Also a family-owned business, Supreme Basics has been serving business customers in the Prairies and Ontario since 1974 with specialty office supplies and educational products. In addition to selling office supplies and furniture, Supreme has also become a leader in learning products, legal products, and wholesale distribution. The company’s focus has always been on “integrity, respect, and trust.”
“We are pleased to partner with Denis and Supreme to bring together three exceptional Canadian brands to amplify the way we support businesses across the country,” says David Boone, CEO, Staples Canada. “In working together, we will strengthen and grow our product and services offering, while continuing to provide the exceptional customer service that our brands are known for.”
The acquisitions are part of an ongoing strategy to continually improve support for businesses across Canada. The acquisition will allow Staples to expand its product and service offering in print and marketing, technology, facilities and commercial furniture to Denis Office Supplies and Furniture and Supreme Basics customers. Staples Professional customers will benefit from an expanded assortment of education and legal products from both Denis and Supreme.
“We are excited to provide customers with an unparalleled product and services assortment to support them when, how and where they want to meet us,” adds Michelle Micuda, President, Staples Professional. “This partnership reaffirms our commitment to our customers to provide the deep expertise and exceptional customer service that they have come to expect.”
The acquisition will also expand the supply chain for the three brands with an expanded delivery and furniture installation network, broadening the ability to reach more customers effectively and efficiently.
“This is a great opportunity for our teams to offer more products and services to our valued customers, while creating winning conditions for our employees that will continue to ensure their success,” continues Jean-Guy Robillard, Vice President of Operations, Denis Office Supplies and Furniture. “Our customers will benefit from the additional support and resources that our combined resources will provide.”
Staples Canada, The Working and Learning Company, is a privately-owned company with 300+ locations and a web e-commerce presence at staples.ca. The company has two brands that support business customers, Staples Preferred for small businesses and Staples Professional for medium to large-sized enterprises, as well as six co-working facilities in Toronto, Kelowna, Oakville, and Ottawa under the banner Staples Studio.