2017-03-15 / The Motley Fool

Name That Company

I trace my roots back to a broken typewriter ribbon in 1985 that caused my founder to envision a supermarket for office products. I opened my first store in Brighton, Massachusetts, in 1986, and by 2002, I was the world’s largest seller of office supplies. I debuted the Easy Button in 2005. I have more than a thousand stores in the U.S. and Canada and more than 200 in Europe. My market value was recently near $6 billion. The Lakers, Clippers, Kings and Sparks play in a center that bears my name — though it’s about 3,000 miles from my headquarters. Who am I?

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