STORE SPACES

Staples Canada unveiled a new format that aims to be a one-stop destination for business needs, including a place to work.

The retailer, whose new tagline is “The Working and Learning Company,” launched the new concept in a renovated location in downtown Toronto. The 20,00-sq.-ft. store features over a thousand new products, a next-level “Solutions Shop” with marketing services for businesses, an auditorium-styled “Spotlight” space for community events and guest speakers and a café operated by one of the city’s favorite independent coffee shops.

Additionally, and in its biggest point of distinction, the new store is home to the company’s first-ever coworking space, called Staples Studio. The 4,500-sq.-ft. area is designed as an innovative and collaborative workspace, complete with lounge spaces, community kitchens, private and shared offices, modern furniture (standing desks are available) and meeting rooms fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology that includes wireless charging and built-in live streaming. An on-site manager and staff is available to assist members.

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