Staples will reportedly begin selling Apple products in U.S.
Tweets from company employees indicate that the office supply stores will begin carrying Apple products in the U.S., although they don't indicate which products or when.
Apple products will soon be showing up at Staples stores, according to tweets from employees at the office supply store chain.
Regis Mulot, the vice president of international human resources at Staples, made the announcement this afternoon:
In addition to Mulot's tweet, Erin LaFlamme, a Strategic Accounts coordinator at Staples, tweeted her joy at the deal (and the apparent gift of Apple pie):
Mike Goggin, a field services manager at Staples, tweeted that it was a done deal:
Staples just finalized a deal to begin selling Apple products #finally— Mike Goggin (@Goggin88) February 14, 2013
Rumors of just such a tie-up have been circulating for a couple of months. Initially offering its products only at CompUSA, the company has gradually expanded its retail channels to include Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and RadioShack.
The move would be a big win for both companies. It would give Apple exposure at one of the largest chains of office supply stores in the U.S., while expanding Staples' customer base with Apple's loyal customers.
It was not clear which products would be offered or when they might arrive in stores. CNET has contacted Staples and Apple for comment and will update this report when we learn more.