February 15, 2013
Staples, the office supply chain store, is expected to begin selling Apple products in the near future in Canada and the U.S. This news was announced via Twitter by Regis Mulot, the company’s senior vice president of global human resources. However, soon after Mulot posted the tweet, it was taken down. In January, an Apple TV product test page showed up on the Staples website. This suggested that Apple products would soon be coming to the retailer. However, until Mulot’s announcement, no one at Staples would comment on a possible deal. Although Mulot's tweet no longer exists, two other Staples employees have also confirmed the news via the social network. Mike Goggin, a field services coordinator, and Erin LaFlamme, a strategic accounts coordinator each posted the news on Thursday, Feb 14. At the time of this writing, these tweets remain.
Staples just finalized a deal to begin selling Apple products #finally — Mike Goggin (@Goggin88) February 14, 2013
Thanks #Apple for letting #Staples sell you...oh, and for the delicious apple products to celebrate at… instagr.am/p/Vuezsgk6_t/ — Erin LaFlamme (@ErinLaFlamme) February 14, 2013Staples has over 2,000 stores worldwide in 26 countries. There is no word on what Apple products will be sold at the retailer. However, we can probably guess that one of those will be the Apple TV. Via: 9to5Mac