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September 22, 2011 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS’ Staples Agreement Offers Savings on Dickies Scrubs

CHAMPS Group Purchasing announces an agreement with Staples, Inc. to provide CHAMPS members and their employees access to Dickies scrubs and lab coats at prices up to 40 percent less than retail.

This agreement with Staples, Inc. is the first CHAMPS agreement made specifically with members’ employees in mind. Jan Elder, CHAMPS contracting director, said, "Not only can employees save money, but it’s easy too. Staples’ online store lets our members’ employees use their personal credit cards to purchase their Dickies scrubs and other work wear at Group Purchasing Organization contract prices."

Vickie Siliski, Staples, Inc. healthcare sales representative, said, “CHAMPS and Staples Advantage is bringing CHAMPS members a great value on Dickies most popular basic scrubs, colors, and monogramming or custom embroidery options.”

Currently, CHAMPS, through its national affiliation with Premier, Inc., offers several supplier contracts eligible for employee discount, including Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Hertz, Sherwin-Williams, and more.

With more than 4,000 clients nationwide, CHAMPS is one of Premier’s largest healthcare group purchasing affiliate programs and has been working in the healthcare arena since 1916. Choosing to partner with CHAMPS enables healthcare facilities access to Premier agreements, while benefiting from CHAMPS’ personal and expert service, aggregated contract portfolio and custom contract offerings – making utilization of the program as seamless as possible.

About CHAMPS Group Purchasing
As healthcare group purchasing experts, CHAMPS helps the healthcare industry save money and lightens the contracting burden for purchasing managers. For nearly 19 years, CHAMPS Group Purchasing has been an affiliate of Premier, Inc., one of the largest healthcare buying groups in the country, with over $36 billion in volume and more than 1,750 contracts. For more, visit
About Staples, Inc.
Staples is the largest provider of office products in the nation and the second largest on-line retailer. Staples Promotional Products is the largest provider of logoed apparel and other promotional merchandise in the United States. You can count on Staples to deliver the best quality, best value and the most secure shopping experience possible. As one of the leading suppliers of office products, furniture, facilities services, technology and promotional products to the healthcare industry, we are very proud to add medical scrubs to our list of outstanding healthcare products.