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Supplies In Demand

How Tom Stemberg's quest for consumer convenience grew into one of the main <i>Staples</i> of the office-supply industry.

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This story appears in the May 1997 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

How Tom Stemberg's quest for consumer convenience grew into one of the main Staples of the office-supply industry.

There's big money to be made selling paper clips and other low-priced office supplies. If you have any doubts, just ask Tom Stemberg, founder, chairman and CEO of the Westborough, Massachusetts-based office-supply company and superstore, Staples Inc. He'll reel off some incredible numbers in response.

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