Why Staples isn’t a ‘buddy’ of Apple
A lot of tech companies seem to be buying Apple.
But, Staples isn, and the company says it’s a “buddy” of Apple.
We asked the company if it was.
Here’s what the company had to say.
Apple has said it doesn’t buy Apple products, but that’s not the case for Staples, which is owned by the retail giant.
“We’ve been a longtime Apple supporter, and we continue to support the iPhone and iPad,” said Stacy Schoelkopf, Staples’ president and chief operating officer.
“As a company, we believe that innovation and collaboration are essential to success and growth.
So we are proud to work with Apple and support their products and services for years to come.”
Schoelkeropf added that Apple’s “great partnerships” are key to the success of Staples’ business.
“Sears, Kohl’s, and Target have been so helpful with our brands and products over the years.
It’s not a coincidence that Apple has become one of our top five partners in the past decade,” she said.
“This partnership with Apple has been a huge source of growth for our business.
Our customers love us, and our team loves us.
So, it’s really exciting to have this relationship.”
Apple has also donated over $4 million to the company.
The Staples store in the heart of Los Angeles is part of Apple’s headquarters, and has been open for a number of years.
The company has made the gift to support its charitable efforts, Schoepf said.
“Sears and Kohl is an important partner of Apple and the many charitable partners who have supported the Staples store,” said Steve Hanley, Apple’s vice president of strategic partnerships.
“Their leadership in building and operating the Staples stores in Southern California continues to be an outstanding example of what it takes to be a truly global company.
We’re excited to continue our relationship with Apple.”