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Staples Hours | Opening, Closing & Holiday Hours

Staples Business Hours

Staples is one of the largest office supply companies in the industry. The company operates in all 50 states as well as more than 26 countries across the globe. With more than 2,000 stores, the hours of operation vary, depending on the region and location. If you need to reach out to the customer service department, you can do so by phone, email, traditional mail or through social media.

Staples Regular Business Hours

  • Weekdays: Staples is open Monday through Friday 8am to 9pm, local time. The hours are extended if a weekday falls prior to or after a major holiday.
  • Weekends: Staples is open Saturday 9am to 9pm and Sunday 10am to 6pm, local time. If the weekend falls the day prior to or after a major holiday, the store hours are extended.

Staples Holiday Hours

Stapes is closed on all major holidays. The major holidays listed on the website include:

  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • New Years Day
  • Easter
  • The Fourth of July
  • Memorial Day

Although the company closes on major holidays, you will notices extended hours the day prior to and the day after major holidays. Check with your local store for additional hours. Major holidays do not affect the website. The website is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Staples Special Event Hours

The only special holiday hours listed on the website is the day after Thanksgiving, traditionally called Black Friday. The stores open at 5am and close at 9pm, local time.

Contacting Staples to Verify Business Hours

Phone Number: You can call the customer service department during regular business hours at 1-800-378-2753

  • Email Contact: You can send an email to the customer service department [+]24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If the customer service department receives your message after regular business hours, an agent will respond to your concerns the following business day.
  • Mail: Customers can reach out to the customer service department by sending correspondence to the customer service here: Staples Corporate Office 500 Staples Dr. Framingham, MA 01702. In the event the customer service department receives your message after regular business hours, the customer service department will respond the following business day.
  • Social Media: You can reach out to the customer service department through social media. The hours of operation are similar to the hours of the store. In the event you post a message on Facebook [+]or Twitter [+]after hours, the customer support team will respond the following business day.

Coronavirus has led many stores to close. Why Lowe’s, Staples, CVS, others are still open. – News – recordonline.com

As normal everyday life grinds to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic, some of the nation’s biggest retailers have temporarily closed thousands of stores to help stem the spread of the virus. Simon Property Group, the largest owner of shopping malls in the nation, closed all of its properties on Wednesday.

Not everyone is deserting their posts. Grocery stores, gas stations and pharmacies are keeping their doors open to help people stay stocked with essentials, though many are shortening store hours to clean and restock. Walmart, the world’s largest brick-and-mortar retailer, shortened hours beginning Thursday, for the second time in less than a week.

Those stores are joined by office supply and home improvement chains which say they too provide essentials. Among the justifications: they provide products people — including first responders — need in a natural disaster. Others say they sell supplies that people need to work and school their children from home.  

And then there are retailers like GameStop and Barnes & Noble, who are staying open with reduced hours and have taken steps to implement social distancing. Experts say these stores don’t fulfill a critical need in the same way as pharmacies and home improvement stores.

Neil Saunders, managing director of retail consultancy Global Data, put it bluntly.

“They probably want to remain open to make money,” Saunders told USA TODAY, a move he said could be a mistake. “There is increasing pressure from staff and from the public for these kinds of retailers to justify why they are open.”

Providing essentials during COVID-19 crisis

Starting Thursday, Walgreens stores nationwide have adjusted hours. Most locations, including 24-hour stores, will be open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. The drive-thru at 24-hour pharmacy locations will remain open for pickup of prescriptions and other select products.

Competitor CVS isn’t making a similar move at this time.

“We currently have no plans to close stores or alter hours of operation unless directed to do so,” T.J. Crawford, CVS Health vice president, external affairs, said in a statement to USA TODAY.

Lowe’s hadn’t changed hours at its nearly 2,000 stores as of Wednesday, spokeswoman Jackie Pardini Hartzell said, noting “stores continue to stay open as we are providing essential supplies for customers, government officials and first responders.”

Rival Home Depot is temporarily shortening hours and closing nightly at 6 p.m., spokeswoman Margaret Smith told USA TODAY, adding the retailer is “committed to keeping stores open just as we always do during times of crisis and natural disaster.”

Staples and Best Buy also are staying open with shorter hours.

Staples said in a statement to USA TODAY that it plans to remain open “to support local communities in their new realities of working and learning from home.”

Best Buy has reduced hours and, on March 23, will begin permitting a small number of customers into the store at a time and is working to enhance its curbside service, CEO Corie Barry said in a letter to customers.

“You are turning to us for help getting the technology that allows you to continue running a small business or shift your usual job from an office setting to your home,” Barry said. “You are turning to us to help your children continue their education outside of their classroom.”

Social distancing, curbside pickup

Curbside pickup is coming of age during the pandemic, both with restaurants and retailers.

While Dick’s Sporting Goods closed all of its stores Wednesday, it will continue to offer curbside pickup for online orders. So will Nordstrom, which closed its department stores Tuesday.

GameStop is offering curbside delivery, only allowing 10 customers in stores at a time and creating a six-foot parameter between customers in checkout lines, Gary Riding, the company’s senior vice president of store operations, said in a statement to USA TODAY.

Riding said the gaming company has implemented the changes “so that we can be there for our customers as they are looking for sources of normalcy in their life during this stressful time.”

In an email to customers, Barnes & Noble asks customers to observe social distancing and understand “why we have removed the usual seating and similar furniture.” Planned events through the end of April have also been canceled.

Tough decision: Stay open or close?

Sucharita Kodali, a retail analyst at Forrester, said closing stores is a tough decision and not everyone has “the ample margins of Apple to absorb store closures.”

“For a store to turn out the lights on an entire chain overnight is drastic, disruptive and unprecedented – for customers, employees, suppliers and communities,” Kodali said.

For non-essential businesses staying open, Kodali thinks there’s a good chance they will be mandated to close in more states in the future.

“The downside, of course, is that they are accused of working against the social distancing norms now in place and they would be considered bad corporate citizens,” she said.

Deborah Newman, a bankruptcy lawyer with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, said the stores “staying open are concluding that the risks of closing now outweigh those of staying open.” Yet, Newman, who is based in New York, said this “will likely change as more and more stores decide to close, and more and more Americans choose to stay home.”

Grocery stores with reduced hours

Hours can vary by location and the following are the latest hours at the time of posting. Check websites for your closest location to confirm. Some may also have automated phone messages if you call.

Aldi: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, but the company notes some stores may have limited hours to accommodate restocking and cleaning.

Albertsons: Stores are opening one hour later and closing one hour earlier to give staff time to restock shelves with food and other essential items, the company confirmed to The Arizona Republic, part of the USA TODAY Network.

Bashas’ Supermarkets: Hours are temporarily 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., but some may vary.

BI-LO: All stores will close at 9 p.m. “until further notice,” the grocer announced.

City Market: Temporary hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the Kroger brand with locations in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming.

Dollar General: All stores dedicated first hour to senior shoppers; closing hour early than normal hours. 

Fareway Meat & Grocery: Stores are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the general public but until further notice, will open to shoppers 65 and older, expecting mothers and those with “increased susceptibility to serious illness” from 8 to 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday.

Food Town: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., but the Texas-based retailer will open stores an hour early to allow those 65 and older to shop. Access to the store during the hour will require a government-issued state ID or Texas drivers license.

Fred Meyer: According to the Kroger website, stores are open regular hours.  

Fry’s Food Stores: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Fresh Market: The grocer, which has 159 stores in 22 states, is reserving the first hour stores open, from 8 to 9 a.m. for “seniors and those most at risk” Monday through Friday.

Gelson’s: Hours vary but most stores close at 8 p.m. Find hours at www.gelsons.com/updatedhours.

Giant Eagle: The grocer said in a news release that starting Sunday, its flagship and Market District supermarkets will be open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. All GetGo stores adjacent to supermarkets will mirror the supermarket hours.

Harris Teeter: Stores close at 9 p.m. each night until further notice, the grocery chain posted on its website. Starting Thursday, stores will close at 8 p.m.

Harveys Supermarket: All stores will close at 9 p.m. “until further notice,” the grocer announced.

H-E-B: All stores will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until further notice.

Hy-Vee: New store hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, the Des Moines Register, part of the USA TODAY Network reported. 

Kroger: Hours vary by location for namesake stores and subsisidaries and are posted on their website.

King Soopers:7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Lidl: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Northgate González Market: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., but the Southern California Latino market has started a special hour of shopping for the disabled and seniors 65 and older from 7 to 8 a.m. at its 41 locations.

Pay-Less Markets: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Publix: All stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., a change from the previously reduced hours, according to the grocery store chain’s website. Pharmacy hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and regular hours Sunday.

QFC: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Ralphs: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Smith’s Food & Drug: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Safeway: Stores are opening one hour later and closing one hour earlier to give staff time to restock shelves with food and other essential items, the company confirmed to The Arizona Republic, part of the USA TODAY Network.

Stater Bros. Markets: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Stop & Shop: Temporary hours are 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., but starting Thursday the chain will open from 6 to 7:30 a.m. for customers over the age of 60, according to the Asbury Park Press, part of the USA TODAY Network.

Target: Stores will close no later than 9 p.m. local time starting March 18.

Tops: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.Closing hours will remain the same at stores that already close at an earlier time.

Trader Joe’s: All stores will be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice, the company posted on its website.

Vallarta Supermarkets: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for general public. All 50 locations will be open from 7 to 8 a.m. for shoppers 65-plus, pregnant women and those with disabilities.

Walmart: Starting March 18, stores will be openfrom 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. local time though stores that open later than 7 a.m. will continue their regular starting hours, Walmart said.

Wegmans: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

WinCo Foods: Some locations will be closed “during the early-morning hours” but store hours “are being left up to individual locations depending on need,” the grocer posted on its website.

Winn-Dixie: All stores will close at 9 p.m. “until further notice,” the grocer announced.

Whole Foods Market: Stores will close up to two hours early, the company said in an update, which notes “stores will remain open for pickup (in stores that offer it), and we will continue to fulfill Prime delivery orders in an effort to meet unprecedented demand and ensure that people who need to remain at home can still get their groceries in a timely manner.” Also stores will let customers who are 60 and older shop one hour before opening to the public.

Other stores with reduced hours

Barnes & Noble: In an email Wednesday, the bookseller said it “reducing operating hours in all stores, and are prepared to react quickly to decisions from local and national officials that impact our stores and cafés.

Best Buy: Store hours were reduced March 18 to 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time, but the company says it “will revisit on an ongoing basis the decision to remain open with shorter hours.” Then on March 23, the company plans to use curbside pickup and limit access to stores, including only allowing 10 to 15 customers in at a time.

GameStop: Beginning March 21, hours will be reduced to noon to 8 p.m. through March 29, the gaming retailer told USA TODAY Wednesday.

Home Depot: Stores are now closing daily at 6 p.m. Opening hours have not changed.

Kohl’s: Most stores open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Use the store locator to confirm.

Staples: Starting Thursday, weekday hours will be reduced from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Walgreens: Starting Thursday, most Walgreens locations, including 24-hour stores, will now be open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. until further notice, the company said in a news release. For stores with shorter operating hours than 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., visit the store locator for specific store and pharmacy hours. For locations with a 24-hour drive-thru pharmacy, the pharmacy drive-thru will remain open 24 hours. Pickup of other select products will also be available at drive-thru, the company said.

Coronavirus store closings: These retailers are temporarily closed

The following dates could change.

Abercrombie & Fitch: Stores are closed until March 28.

Adidas: All Adidas-owned and Reebok-owned stores are closed through March 29. 

Aerie and American Eagle: Stores closed through March 27.

Ann Taylor: Stores including Loft and outlet stores closed through March 28.

Apple: Stores are now closed until further notice, a change from an earlier announcement that stores would be closed through March 27.

Athleta: Stores close March 19 and will be closed for the next two weeks, the company announced.

Banana Republic: Stores close March 19 and will be closed for the next two weeks, the company announced.

Bath & Body Works: Stores are closed through March 29, according to a news release.

Belk: Closed through March 30.

Build-A-Bear: Closed through April 2.

Calvin Klein: Stores closed until March 29.

Chico’s: Stores announced the immediate closure of stores for the next two weeks starting March 17.

Claire’s: Stores are closed through March 27.

Coach: All stores are closed through March 27, according to an email the company sent to its email list.

Columbia Sportswear:Stores are closed through March 27.

Crate & Barrel: All stores closed for two weeks starting 7 p.m. Tuesday but will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 for pickup of existing orders.

Dick’s Sporting Goods: Stores closed March 18 and the plan is to reopen April 2, the company posted at www.dickssportinggoods.com/s/covid-19updates. However, curbside pickup will be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Disney: All U.S. stores closed starting March 17.

DSW: Starting Tuesday night, all stores will temporarily close, the company announced.

Five Below: Stores will close at 7 p.m. Thursday through “at least March 31,” the company said in an email late Wednesday.

Foot Locker: Stores are closed through March 31.

Gap: Stores close March 19 and will be closed for the next two weeks, the company announced.

Hallmark: All company-owned stores are closing Wednesday and “projected to remain closed through April 1.”

H&M: All stores are closed until April 2, the company announced Tuesday.

IKEA: The furniture chain has temporarily closed all of its U.S. stores.

J.C. Penney: Stores closed starting March 18 and expected to reopen April 2.

J.Crew: Closed through March 28.

J.Jill: Stores are closed through March 27 and the company says they plan to reopen stores March 28.

Kate Spade: All stores closed through March 27.

Levi Strauss: All stores closed through March 27.

L’OCCITANE: Closed for two-week period.

lululemon: All North America and European stores are closed through March 27.

Lush: All 258 Lush retail stores in the U.S. and Canada are temporarily closed through March 29.

MAC Cosmetics: Free-standing stores are temporarily closed. 

Macy’s: Stores will be closed through March 31, the company announced Monday.

Microsoft: All stores are closed.

Neiman Marcus: Stores including Last call are closed through March 31.

Nike: The athletic apparel company announced U.S. stores are closed through March 27.

Nordstrom: A two-week closure started March 17 at all U.S. and Canada stores including Nordstrom Rack locations.

Old Navy: Stores close March 19 and will be closed for the next two weeks, the company announced.

Origins: Stores closed through March 29.

Patagonia: Stores closed March 13, and the company said it will reassess the situation on March 27 and provide an update.

Pottery Barn: Stores are closed and plan to reopen April 2. 

Ralph Lauren: Stores are closed March 18 and through April 1.

Reebok: All Reebok-owned stores are closed through March 29. 

REI: The company’s 162 locations are closed through March 27.

Saks Fifth Avenue: Stores, including Saks OFF 5TH locations, are expected to “remain closed for two weeks, unless otherwise instructed by government or public health officials, and we will reassess operations at that time,” Hudson’s Bay Company, the company’s parent company, said Tuesday.

Sephora: Stores closed March 17 and expected to remain closed through April 3.

Soma: The chain’s parent company, Chico’s, announced the immediate closure of stores for the next two weeks starting March 17.

Sprint: Approximately 71% of stores are closed.

Stuart Weitzman: All stores closed through March 27.

T-Mobile: The company says 80% of stores are closed through at least March 31 and the remaining stores are operating on reduced hours from 10 a. m. to 6 p.m. local time.

Tommy Hilfiger: All stores are closed until March 29.

Tory Burch: Stores closed through March 29.

Ulta Beauty: All stores will close starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 19 until at least March 31, the company announced Tuesday. A list of stores, which are already temporarily closed, is available at www.ulta.com/storeupdates.

Under Armour: Stores are closed through March 28.

UNIQLO: Closed until further notice.

Urban Outfitters: The company’s stores – including Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain and Urban Outfitters namesake stores – are closed until at least March 28 because of the coronavirus, the company announced.

VF Corporation: Closed through April 5.

Victoria’s Secret: Stores are closed through March 29, according to a news release

Warby Parker: Stores closed through March 27.

West Elm: Stores are closed and plan to reopen April 2. 

White House Black Market: The chain’s parent company, Chico’s, announced the immediate closure of stores for the next two weeks starting March 17.

Williams-Sonoma: Stores plan to reopen April 2.

WW/Weight Watchers: The wellness company has closed retail locations or studios through April 4 and is launching virtual workshops. Learn more at www.weightwatchers.com.

Contributing: Coral Murphy, USA TODAY.

Follow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko

Coronavirus has led many stores to close. Why Lowe’s, Staples, CVS, others are still open. – News – telegram.com

As normal everyday life grinds to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic, some of the nation’s biggest retailers have temporarily closed thousands of stores to help stem the spread of the virus. Simon Property Group, the largest owner of shopping malls in the nation, closed all of its properties on Wednesday.

Not everyone is deserting their posts. Grocery stores, gas stations and pharmacies are keeping their doors open to help people stay stocked with essentials, though many are shortening store hours to clean and restock. Walmart, the world’s largest brick-and-mortar retailer, shortened hours beginning Thursday, for the second time in less than a week.

Those stores are joined by office supply and home improvement chains which say they too provide essentials. Among the justifications: they provide products people — including first responders — need in a natural disaster. Others say they sell supplies that people need to work and school their children from home. 

And then there are retailers like GameStop and Barnes & Noble, who are staying open with reduced hours and have taken steps to implement social distancing. Experts say these stores don’t fulfill a critical need in the same way as pharmacies and home improvement stores.

Neil Saunders, managing director of retail consultancy Global Data, put it bluntly.

“They probably want to remain open to make money,” Saunders told USA TODAY, a move he said could be a mistake. “There is increasing pressure from staff and from the public for these kinds of retailers to justify why they are open.”

Providing essentials during COVID-19 crisis

Starting Thursday, Walgreens stores nationwide have adjusted hours. Most locations, including 24-hour stores, will be open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. The drive-thru at 24-hour pharmacy locations will remain open for pickup of prescriptions and other select products.

Competitor CVS isn’t making a similar move at this time.

“We currently have no plans to close stores or alter hours of operation unless directed to do so,” T.J. Crawford, CVS Health vice president, external affairs, said in a statement to USA TODAY.

Lowe’s hadn’t changed hours at its nearly 2,000 stores as of Wednesday, spokeswoman Jackie Pardini Hartzell said, noting “stores continue to stay open as we are providing essential supplies for customers, government officials and first responders.”

Rival Home Depot is temporarily shortening hours and closing nightly at 6 p.m., spokeswoman Margaret Smith told USA TODAY, adding the retailer is “committed to keeping stores open just as we always do during times of crisis and natural disaster.

Staples and Best Buy also are staying open with shorter hours.

Staples said in a statement to USA TODAY that it plans to remain open “to support local communities in their new realities of working and learning from home.”

Best Buy has reduced hours and, on March 23, will begin permitting a small number of customers into the store at a time and is working to enhance its curbside service, CEO Corie Barry said in a letter to customers.

“You are turning to us for help getting the technology that allows you to continue running a small business or shift your usual job from an office setting to your home,” Barry said. “You are turning to us to help your children continue their education outside of their classroom.”

Social distancing, curbside pickup

Curbside pickup is coming of age during the pandemic, both with restaurants and retailers.

While Dick’s Sporting Goods closed all of its stores Wednesday, it will continue to offer curbside pickup for online orders. So will Nordstrom, which closed its department stores Tuesday.

GameStop is offering curbside delivery, only allowing 10 customers in stores at a time and creating a six-foot parameter between customers in checkout lines, Gary Riding, the company’s senior vice president of store operations, said in a statement to USA TODAY.

Riding said the gaming company has implemented the changes “so that we can be there for our customers as they are looking for sources of normalcy in their life during this stressful time.”

In an email to customers, Barnes & Noble asks customers to observe social distancing and understand “why we have removed the usual seating and similar furniture.” Planned events through the end of April have also been canceled.

Tough decision: Stay open or close?

Sucharita Kodali, a retail analyst at Forrester, said closing stores is a tough decision and not everyone has “the ample margins of Apple to absorb store closures.”

“For a store to turn out the lights on an entire chain overnight is drastic, disruptive and unprecedented – for customers, employees, suppliers and communities,” Kodali said.

For non-essential businesses staying open, Kodali thinks there’s a good chance they will be mandated to close in more states in the future.

“The downside, of course, is that they are accused of working against the social distancing norms now in place and they would be considered bad corporate citizens,” she said.

Deborah Newman, a bankruptcy lawyer with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, said the stores “staying open are concluding that the risks of closing now outweigh those of staying open.” Yet, Newman, who is based in New York, said this “will likely change as more and more stores decide to close, and more and more Americans choose to stay home.”

Grocery stores with reduced hours

Hours can vary by location and the following are the latest hours at the time of posting. Check websites for your closest location to confirm. Some may also have automated phone messages if you call.

Aldi: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, but the company notes some stores may have limited hours to accommodate restocking and cleaning.

Albertsons: Stores are opening one hour later and closing one hour earlier to give staff time to restock shelves with food and other essential items, the company confirmed to The Arizona Republic, part of the USA TODAY Network.

Bashas’ Supermarkets: Hours are temporarily 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., but some may vary.

BI-LO: All stores will close at 9 p.m. “until further notice,” the grocer announced.

City Market: Temporary hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the Kroger brand with locations in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming.

Dollar General: All stores dedicated first hour to senior shoppers; closing hour early than normal hours. 

Fareway Meat & Grocery: Stores are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the general public but until further notice, will open to shoppers 65 and older, expecting mothers and those with “increased susceptibility to serious illness” from 8 to 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday.

Food Town: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., but the Texas-based retailer will open stores an hour early to allow those 65 and older to shop. Access to the store during the hour will require a government-issued state ID or Texas drivers license.

Fred Meyer: According to the Kroger website, stores are open regular hours. 

Fry’s Food Stores: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Fresh Market: The grocer, which has 159 stores in 22 states, is reserving the first hour stores open, from 8 to 9 a.m. for “seniors and those most at risk” Monday through Friday.

Gelson’s: Hours vary but most stores close at 8 p.m. Find hours at www.gelsons.com/updatedhours.

Giant Eagle: The grocer said in a news release that starting Sunday, its flagship and Market District supermarkets will be open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. All GetGo stores adjacent to supermarkets will mirror the supermarket hours.

Harris Teeter: Stores close at 9 p.m. each night until further notice, the grocery chain posted on its website. Starting Thursday, stores will close at 8 p.m.

Harveys Supermarket: All stores will close at 9 p.m. “until further notice,” the grocer announced.

H-E-B: All stores will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until further notice.

Hy-Vee: New store hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, the Des Moines Register, part of the USA TODAY Network reported. 

Kroger: Hours vary by location for namesake stores and subsisidaries and are posted on their website.

King Soopers:7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Lidl: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Northgate González Market: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., but the Southern California Latino market has started a special hour of shopping for the disabled and seniors 65 and older from 7 to 8 a.m. at its 41 locations.

Pay-Less Markets: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Publix: All stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., a change from the previously reduced hours, according to the grocery store chain’s website. Pharmacy hours are 9 a. m. to 6 p.m. and regular hours Sunday.

QFC: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Ralphs: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Smith’s Food & Drug: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Safeway: Stores are opening one hour later and closing one hour earlier to give staff time to restock shelves with food and other essential items, the company confirmed to The Arizona Republic, part of the USA TODAY Network.

Stater Bros. Markets: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Stop & Shop: Temporary hours are 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., but starting Thursday the chain will open from 6 to 7:30 a.m. for customers over the age of 60, according to the Asbury Park Press, part of the USA TODAY Network.

Target: Stores will close no later than 9 p.m. local time starting March 18.

Tops: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.Closing hours will remain the same at stores that already close at an earlier time.

Trader Joe’s: All stores will be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice, the company posted on its website.

Vallarta Supermarkets: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for general public. All 50 locations will be open from 7 to 8 a.m. for shoppers 65-plus, pregnant women and those with disabilities.

Walmart: Starting March 18, stores will be openfrom 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. local time though stores that open later than 7 a.m. will continue their regular starting hours, Walmart said.

Wegmans: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

WinCo Foods: Some locations will be closed “during the early-morning hours” but store hours “are being left up to individual locations depending on need,” the grocer posted on its website.

Winn-Dixie: All stores will close at 9 p.m. “until further notice,” the grocer announced.

Whole Foods Market: Stores will close up to two hours early, the company said in an update, which notes “stores will remain open for pickup (in stores that offer it), and we will continue to fulfill Prime delivery orders in an effort to meet unprecedented demand and ensure that people who need to remain at home can still get their groceries in a timely manner. ” Also stores will let customers who are 60 and older shop one hour before opening to the public.

Other stores with reduced hours

Barnes & Noble: In an email Wednesday, the bookseller said it “reducing operating hours in all stores, and are prepared to react quickly to decisions from local and national officials that impact our stores and cafés.”

Best Buy: Store hours were reduced March 18 to 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time, but the company says it “will revisit on an ongoing basis the decision to remain open with shorter hours.” Then on March 23, the company plans to use curbside pickup and limit access to stores, including only allowing 10 to 15 customers in at a time.

GameStop: Beginning March 21, hours will be reduced to noon to 8 p.m. through March 29, the gaming retailer told USA TODAY Wednesday.

Home Depot: Stores are now closing daily at 6 p.m. Opening hours have not changed.

Kohl’s: Most stores open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Use the store locator to confirm.

Staples: Starting Thursday, weekday hours will be reduced from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Walgreens: Starting Thursday, most Walgreens locations, including 24-hour stores, will now be open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. until further notice, the company said in a news release. For stores with shorter operating hours than 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., visit the store locator for specific store and pharmacy hours. For locations with a 24-hour drive-thru pharmacy, the pharmacy drive-thru will remain open 24 hours. Pickup of other select products will also be available at drive-thru, the company said.

Coronavirus store closings: These retailers are temporarily closed

The following dates could change.

Abercrombie & Fitch: Stores are closed until March 28.

Adidas: All Adidas-owned and Reebok-owned stores are closed through March 29. 

Aerie and American Eagle: Stores closed through March 27.

Ann Taylor: Stores including Loft and outlet stores closed through March 28.

Apple: Stores are now closed until further notice, a change from an earlier announcement that stores would be closed through March 27.

Athleta: Stores close March 19 and will be closed for the next two weeks, the company announced.

Banana Republic: Stores close March 19 and will be closed for the next two weeks, the company announced.

Bath & Body Works: Stores are closed through March 29, according to a news release.

Belk: Closed through March 30.

Build-A-Bear: Closed through April 2.

Calvin Klein: Stores closed until March 29.

Chico’s: Stores announced the immediate closure of stores for the next two weeks starting March 17.

Claire’s: Stores are closed through March 27.

Coach: All stores are closed through March 27, according to an email the company sent to its email list.

Columbia Sportswear:Stores are closed through March 27.

Crate & Barrel: All stores closed for two weeks starting 7 p.m. Tuesday but will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 for pickup of existing orders.

Dick’s Sporting Goods: Stores closed March 18 and the plan is to reopen April 2, the company posted at www.dickssportinggoods.com/s/covid-19updates. However, curbside pickup will be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Disney: All U.S. stores closed starting March 17.

DSW: Starting Tuesday night, all stores will temporarily close, the company announced.

Five Below: Stores will close at 7 p.m. Thursday through “at least March 31,” the company said in an email late Wednesday.

Foot Locker: Stores are closed through March 31.

Gap: Stores close March 19 and will be closed for the next two weeks, the company announced.

Hallmark: All company-owned stores are closing Wednesday and “projected to remain closed through April 1.”

H&M: All stores are closed until April 2, the company announced Tuesday.

IKEA: The furniture chain has temporarily closed all of its U. S. stores.

J.C. Penney: Stores closed starting March 18 and expected to reopen April 2.

J.Crew: Closed through March 28.

J.Jill: Stores are closed through March 27 and the company says they plan to reopen stores March 28.

Kate Spade: All stores closed through March 27.

Levi Strauss: All stores closed through March 27.

L’OCCITANE: Closed for two-week period.

lululemon: All North America and European stores are closed through March 27.

Lush: All 258 Lush retail stores in the U.S. and Canada are temporarily closed through March 29.

MAC Cosmetics: Free-standing stores are temporarily closed. 

Macy’s: Stores will be closed through March 31, the company announced Monday.

Microsoft: All stores are closed.

Neiman Marcus: Stores including Last call are closed through March 31.

Nike: The athletic apparel company announced U.S. stores are closed through March 27.

Nordstrom: A two-week closure started March 17 at all U.S. and Canada stores including Nordstrom Rack locations.

Old Navy: Stores close March 19 and will be closed for the next two weeks, the company announced.

Origins: Stores closed through March 29.

Patagonia: Stores closed March 13, and the company said it will reassess the situation on March 27 and provide an update.

Pottery Barn: Stores are closed and plan to reopen April 2. 

Ralph Lauren: Stores are closed March 18 and through April 1.

Reebok: All Reebok-owned stores are closed through March 29. 

REI: The company’s 162 locations are closed through March 27.

Saks Fifth Avenue: Stores, including Saks OFF 5TH locations, are expected to “remain closed for two weeks, unless otherwise instructed by government or public health officials, and we will reassess operations at that time,” Hudson’s Bay Company, the company’s parent company, said Tuesday.

Sephora: Stores closed March 17 and expected to remain closed through April 3.

Soma: The chain’s parent company, Chico’s, announced the immediate closure of stores for the next two weeks starting March 17.

Sprint: Approximately 71% of stores are closed.

Stuart Weitzman: All stores closed through March 27.

T-Mobile: The company says 80% of stores are closed through at least March 31 and the remaining stores are operating on reduced hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time.

Tommy Hilfiger: All stores are closed until March 29.

Tory Burch: Stores closed through March 29.

Ulta Beauty: All stores will close starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 19 until at least March 31, the company announced Tuesday. A list of stores, which are already temporarily closed, is available at www.ulta.com/storeupdates.

Under Armour: Stores are closed through March 28.

UNIQLO: Closed until further notice.

Urban Outfitters: The company’s stores – including Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain and Urban Outfitters namesake stores – are closed until at least March 28 because of the coronavirus, the company announced.

VF Corporation: Closed through April 5.

Victoria’s Secret: Stores are closed through March 29, according to a news release

Warby Parker: Stores closed through March 27.

West Elm: Stores are closed and plan to reopen April 2. 

White House Black Market: The chain’s parent company, Chico’s, announced the immediate closure of stores for the next two weeks starting March 17.

Williams-Sonoma: Stores plan to reopen April 2.

WW/Weight Watchers: The wellness company has closed retail locations or studios through April 4 and is launching virtual workshops. Learn more at www.weightwatchers.com.

Contributing: Coral Murphy, USA TODAY.

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As normal everyday life grinds to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic, some of the nation’s biggest retailers have temporarily closed thousands of stores to help stem the spread of the virus.

Simon Property Group, the largest owner of shopping malls in the nation, closed all of its properties on Wednesday. Westfield and Taubman malls followed with U.S. closures on Thursday. 

Not everyone is deserting their posts. Grocery stores, gas stations and pharmacies are keeping their doors open to help people stay stocked with essentials, though many are shortening store hours to clean and restock. Walmart, the world’s largest brick-and-mortar retailer, shortened hours beginning Thursday, for the second time in less than a week.

Those stores are joined by office supply and home improvement chains which say they, too, provide essentials. Among the justifications: they provide products people – including first responders – need in a natural disaster. Others say they sell supplies that people need to work and school their children from home. 

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And then there are retailers like GameStop and Barnes & Noble, who, as of Thursday afternoon, were staying open with reduced hours and announced steps to implement social distancing. But public experts say these stores don’t fulfill a critical need in the same way as pharmacies and home improvement stores.

Home Depot has cut store hours because of the coronavirus but stores remain open. (Photo: Home Depot)

“We have a very short window to prevent this crisis from turning into a catastrophe,” said Leana Wen, an emergency physician and public health expert at George Washington University. “So, it is the responsibility of every person to do their part to not do anything that’s not essential.” She said all non-essential stores should close to help stop the spread of the virus.

Dr. John Swartzberg, a professor of infectious diseases at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, said stores providing essentials must remain open, but others should close.

“The more people interact with other people, the more the opportunity to spread,” he said. “Stores are a perfect place for viruses to transmit, especially when they are crowded.”

Providing essentials during COVID-19 crisis

Walgreens stores nationwide have adjusted hours. Most locations, including 24-hour stores, will be open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. The drive-thru at 24-hour pharmacy locations will remain open for pick up of prescriptions and other select products. Competitor CVS wasn’t making a similar move as of Thursday afternoon. 

“We currently have no plans to close stores or alter hours of operation unless directed to do so,” T.J. Crawford, CVS Health vice president, external affairs, said in a statement to USA TODAY. 

Lowe’s announced Friday that starting March 23, it was temporarily reducing hours and closing its nearly 2,000 stores at 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and at 7 p.m. on Sunday, the company said in a news release.

Rival Home Depot also is temporarily shortening hours and closing nightly at 6 p.m., spokeswoman Margaret Smith told USA TODAY, adding the retailer is “committed to keeping stores open just as we always do during times of crisis and natural disaster.”

Staples and Best Buy also are staying open with shorter hours.

Staples said in a statement to USA TODAY that it plans to remain open “to support local communities in their new realities of working and learning from home.”

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Best Buy has reduced hours and, on March 23, will begin permitting a small number of customers into the store at a time and is working to enhance its curbside service, CEO Corie Barry said in a letter to customers.

“You are turning to us for help getting the technology that allows you to continue running a small business or shift your usual job from an office setting to your home,” Barry said. “You are turning to us to help your children continue their education outside of their classroom.”

On Thursday, GameStop took flak for comments made in an internal staff memo, obtained by gaming website Kotaku, that said officials believed the chain should be “classified as essential retail.”

In a statement to USA TODAY on Thursday, the company said while it is best known for selling game and home entertainment systems, it also has a “wide array of products and devices that are important to facilitate remote work, distance learning, and virtual connectivity.”

GameStop, which has 5,500 stores in 14 countries, said it was complying with state, county, city and local ordinances and would adjust to future developments.

“As millions of Americans face unprecedented challenges adapting to virtual learning, working and interaction, there is significant need for technology solutions and we are one of many providers of these products that are remaining open at this time,” GameStop’s statement said. “While there are many businesses and organizations far more critical than ours, we believe we can have a positive impact during this very challenging time.”

Bed Bath & Beyond announced Thursday that it was temporarily closing 800, but plans to keep around 700 “essential” stores open with reduced hours.

Coronavirus and Walmart: Walmart is cutting hours starting Thursday at stores nationwide, adding senior shopping hour

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Social distancing, curbside pickup

Curbside pickup is coming of age during the pandemic, both with restaurants and retailers.

While Dick’s Sporting Goods closed all of its stores Wednesday, it will continue to offer curbside pickup for online orders. So will Nordstrom, which closed its department stores Tuesday.

GameStop is offering curbside delivery, only allowing 10 customers in stores at a time and creating a 6-foot parameter between customers in checkout lines, Gary Riding, the company’s senior vice president of store operations, said in a statement to USA TODAY.

Riding said the gaming company has implemented the changes “so that we can be there for our customers as they are looking for sources of normalcy in their life during this stressful time.”

In an email to customers, Barnes & Noble asks customers to observe social distancing and understand “why we have removed the usual seating and similar furniture.” Planned events through the end of April have also been canceled.

Tough decision: Stay open or close?

Sucharita Kodali, a retail analyst at Forrester, said closing stores is a tough decision and not everyone has “the ample margins of Apple to absorb store closures.”

“For a store to turn out the lights on an entire chain overnight is drastic, disruptive and unprecedented – for customers, employees, suppliers and communities,” Kodali said.

For nonessential businesses staying open, Kodali thinks there’s a good chance they will be mandated to close in more states in the future.

“The downside, of course, is that they are accused of working against the social distancing norms now in place, and they would be considered bad corporate citizens,” she said.

Neil Saunders, managing director of retail consultancy Global Data, put it bluntly.

“They probably want to remain open to make money,” Saunders told USA TODAY, a move he said could be a mistake. “There is increasing pressure from staff and from the public for these kinds of retailers to justify why they are open.” nu//

Deborah Newman, a bankruptcy lawyer with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, said the stores “staying open are concluding that the risks of closing now outweigh those of staying open. ” Yet Newman, who is based in New York, said this “will likely change as more and more stores decide to close, and more and more Americans choose to stay home.”

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Grocery stores with reduced hours

Hours can vary by location and the following are the latest hours at the time of posting. Check websites for your closest location to confirm. Some may also have automated phone messages if you call.

Aldi: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, but the company notes some stores may have limited hours to accommodate restocking and cleaning.

Albertsons: Stores are opening one hour later and closing one hour earlier to give staff time to restock shelves with food and other essential items, the company confirmed to The Arizona Republic, part of the USA TODAY Network.

Bashas’ Supermarkets: Hours are temporarily 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., but some may vary.

BI-LO: Stores will close nightly at 8 p.m. Also from 8 to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, stores have set aside an hour for seniors and high-risk customers. The company said in a statement it “asks all customers to respect this time given to the elderly and other high-risk community members to allow them the comfort of purchasing necessary products in a safe environment.”

City Market: Temporary hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the Kroger brand with locations in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming.

Dollar General: All stores dedicated first hour to senior shoppers; closing hour earlier than normal hours. 

Fareway Meat & Grocery: Stores are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the general public but until further notice, will open to shoppers 65 and older, expecting mothers and those with “increased susceptibility to serious illness” from 8 to 9 a. m. Monday through Saturday.

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, our first hour of operations will be dedicated to our senior shoppers. All stores will also close an hour earlier in order for employees to clean and restock shelves. Learn more about these change here: https://t.co/53rc2gMeVr

— Dollar General (@DollarGeneral) March 17, 2020

Food Town: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., but the Texas-based retailer will open stores an hour early to allow those 65 and older to shop. Access to the store during the hour will require a government-issued state ID or Texas drivers license.

Fred Meyer: According to the Kroger website, stores are open regular hours. 

Fry’s Food Stores: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Fresh Market: The grocer, which has 159 stores in 22 states, is reserving the first hour stores open, from 8 to 9 a.m. for “seniors and those most at risk” Monday through Friday.

Fresco y Más: Stores will close nightly at 8 p.m. Also from 8 to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, stores have set aside an hour for seniors and high-risk customers.

Gelson’s: Hours vary but most stores close at 8 p.m. Find hours at www.gelsons.com/updatedhours.

Giant Eagle: The grocer said in a news release that starting Sunday, its flagship and Market District supermarkets will be open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. All GetGo stores adjacent to supermarkets will mirror the supermarket hours.

Harris Teeter: Stores close at 9 p.m. each night until further notice, the grocery chain posted on its website. Starting Thursday, stores will close at 8 p.m.

Harveys Supermarket: Stores will close nightly at 8 p.m. Also from 8 to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, stores have set aside an hour for seniors and high-risk customers.

H-E-B: All stores will be open 8 a. m. to 8 p.m. until further notice.

Hy-Vee: New store hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, the Des Moines Register, part of the USA TODAY Network reported. 

Kroger: Hours vary by location for namesake stores and subsisidaries and are posted on their website.

King Soopers:7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Lidl: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Northgate González Market: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., but the Southern California Latino market has started a special hour of shopping for the disabled and seniors 65 and older from 7 to 8 a.m. at its 41 locations.

Pay-Less Markets: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Publix: All stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and pharmacy hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and regular hours Sunday. Starting March 24 and until further notice, Publix is designating Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 7 to 8 a.m. for seniors 65 and over, the company said Thursday. Pharmacies also will open at 7 a.m. “Tuesdays and Wednesdays to serve our senior population,” the Florida-based retailer said.

QFC: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Ralphs: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Smith’s Food & Drug: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

UPDATE: To better serve our customers, give our store teams time to conduct additional preventive sanitation and restock product on shelves, beginning 3/18, we will adjust store hours companywide temporarily: https://t.co/oxrccnBKwWpic.twitter.com/8Z9dVqW0vf

— Publix (@Publix) March 17, 2020

Safeway: Stores are opening one hour later and closing one hour earlier to give staff time to restock shelves with food and other essential items, the company confirmed to The Arizona Republic, part of the UgaSA TODAY Network.

Sprouts Farmers Market: Effective March 24, stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Stater Bros. Markets: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Stop & Shop: Temporary hours are 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., but starting Thursday the chain will open from 6 to 7:30 a.m. for customers over the age of 60, according to the Asbury Park Press, part of the USA TODAY Network.

Target: Stores will close no later than 9 p.m. local time starting March 18.

Tops: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.Closing hours will remain the same at stores that already close at an earlier time.

Trader Joe’s: All stores will be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice, the company posted on its website.

Vallarta Supermarkets: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for general public. All 50 locations will be open from 7 to 8 a.m. for shoppers 65-plus, pregnant women and those with disabilities.

We’re so proud of our Target teams working to keep stores open for guests during this challenging time. Read about our latest efforts, including new reduced store hours to add time for cleaning & restocking, & dedicated shopping time for vulnerable guests: https://t.co/8sAyrJ9e56

— Target (@Target) March 17, 2020

Walmart: Starting March 18, stores will be openfrom 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. local time though stores that open later than 7 a.m. will continue their regular starting hours, Walmart said.

Wegmans: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

WinCo Foods: Some locations will be closed “during the early-morning hours” but store hours “are being left up to individual locations depending on need,” the grocer posted on its website.

Winn-Dixie: Stores will close nightly at 8 p.m. Also from 8 to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, stores have set aside an hour for seniors and high-risk customers. The company said in a statement it “asks all customers to respect this time given to the elderly and other high-risk community members to allow them the comfort of purchasing necessary products in a safe environment.

Whole Foods Market: Stores will close up to two hours early, the company said in an update, which notes “stores will remain open for pickup (in stores that offer it), and we will continue to fulfill Prime delivery orders in an effort to meet unprecedented demand and ensure that people who need to remain at home can still get their groceries in a timely manner.” Also stores will let customers who are 60 and older shop one hour before opening to the public.

Important Update to Store Hours. For information on your store, please visit https://t.co/dxzcZkw1wy. pic.twitter.com/j469cHZ0Le

— Whole Foods Market (@WholeFoods) March 18, 2020

Other stores with reduced hours

Barnes & Noble: In an email Wednesday, the bookseller said it “reducing operating hours in all stores, and are prepared to react quickly to decisions from local and national officials that impact our stores and cafés.”

Big Lots: Stores are reserving first hour of each day for senior citizens and “those most vulnerable to this virus,” CEO Bruce Thorn said in an email to shoppers.

Conn’s HomePlus: Stores are open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Costco: Starting March 30, stores will close at 6:30 p.m. and gas stations at 7.

CVS: Regular hours. 

Dollar General: All stores dedicated first hour to senior shoppers; closing hour earlier than normal hours. 

Home Depot: Stores are now closing daily at 6 p.m. Opening hours have not changed.

Lowe’s: The home improvement store has temporarily reduced hours and closing its nearly 2,000 stores at 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Michaels: Check for hours at www.michaels.com/store-locator.

Office Depot: Stores remain open.

Ross: Some stores have closed and others have reduced hours. Search for your location at www.rossstores.com/store-locator.

Staples: Weekday hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Walgreens: Most locations, including 24-hour stores, will now be open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. until further notice, the company said in a news release. For stores with shorter operating hours than 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., visit the store locator for specific store and pharmacy hours. For locations with a 24-hour drive-thru pharmacy, the pharmacy drive-thru will remain open 24 hours. Pickup of other select products will also be available at drive-thru, the company said.

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Coronavirus store closings: These retailers are temporarily closed

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Abercrombie & Fitch: The original date to reopen was March 28, but that has been extended. The company said in a March 26 news release that stores are “temporarily closed until further notice.” 

Adidas: The original date to reopen was March 29, but the company website no longer lists a date and says the company “will continue to monitor the situation closely.”

Aerie and American Eagle: The March 27 reopening estimate has been extended.  “The company will continue to monitor guidance from government and health officials to determine when to re-open stores,” the website notes.

Ann Taylor: Stores including Loft and outlet stores are closed through April 11, an extension from March 28.

Apple: Stores are now closed until further notice, a change from an earlier announcement that stores would be closed through March 27.

Ashley Stewart: Stores are closed through March 29.

Athleta: Stores closed March 19.

AT&T: The company says that where “possible, we will keep at least one retail location open within a 20-mile radius in urban and suburban areas, and just over a 30-mile radius in rural areas.” Use the store tracker at www.att.com/stores. Adjusted store hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time. All stores will be closed on Sundays, the company said.   

Banana Republic: Stores closed March 19.

Bath & Body Works: L Brands, parent company of Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, announced in a March 27 news release that it “is not currently able to predict the timing of store reopenings.” 

Bed Bath & Beyond: All stores are closed through April 3, a change from what the retailer originally announced when it said it would keep approximately 700 “essential” stores open with reduced hours. 

Belk: Store closings were announced March 17. 

Best Buy: Stores are closed but offering “contactless curbside service at all locations across the country where state or local laws allow,” the company announced noting “only employees will be allowed in the store.”

Build-A-Bear: Closed through April 2.

Calvin Klein: Stores closed until March 29.

Carter’s: The company said it “expects to reopen its stores as local conditions permit.”

Chico’s: Stores closed March 17. 

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Claire’s: Stores closed March 17. 

Coach: All stores will stay closed an “additional two weeks” through April 10. 

Columbia SportswearStores are closed March 16.

Crate & Barrel: All stores closed starting March 17.

Dick’s Sporting Goods: Stores closed March 18 and the plan is to reopen April 2, the company posted at www.dickssportinggoods.com/s/covid-19updates. However, curbside pickup will be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Disney: All U.S. stores closed starting March 17.

DSW: Stores closed March 17. 

Five Below: Stores are closed “through at least March 31.” 

Foot Locker: Stores are closed through March 31.

Forever 21: Stores are closed “until further notice.” 

Fossil: Stores including outlet locations closed March 15  and “will reopen as soon as it is safe for our employees, guests, and the communities in which we serve.” 

GameStop: Starting Sunday, March 22, for all locations not already closed because of “state and local orders, GameStop will temporarily stop customer access to storefronts, processing orders on a digital only basis, moving to curbside pick-up at stores and eCommerce delivery only,” the company said in a statement.

Gap: Stores closed March 19.

Guess?, Inc.: Stores are closed “until further notice.”

Half Price Books: Stores are closed but processing online orders. 

Hallmark: All company-owned stores closed March 18 and were “projected to remain closed through April 1.”

H&M: All stores are closed until April 2 “or further notice.”

HomeGoods and Homesense: Stores closed March 19. 

IKEA: The furniture chain has temporarily closed all of its U.S. stores.

J.C. Penney: Stores closed starting March 18 and expected to reopen April 2.

J.Crew: Stores are closed “until further notice.” 

J.Jill: Stores closed March 18.

Kate Spade: All stores will stay closed an “additional two weeks” through April 10.  

Kirkland’s: Stores closed March 19.

Kohl’s: Stores will close 7 p.m. local time Thursday, March 19 and will remain closed through at least April 1.

Levi Strauss: All stores closed “until further notice,” a change from March 27.

lululemon: All North America and European stores are closed through April 5, an extension from March 27.

Lush: All 258 Lush retail stores in the U.S. and Canada closed March 16. 

MAC Cosmetics: Free-standing stores are temporarily closed. 

Macy’s: Stores will be closed through March 31.

Marshalls: Stores closed March 19.

Microsoft: All stores are closed.

Neiman Marcus: Stores including Last call are closed through March 31 “with the potential to be extended pending future evaluation of the situation.”

Nike: Stores were scheduled to reopen March 27, but the athletic apparel company  said “Nike owned and operated stores will remain temporarily closed in multiple countries around the world. Stores in select locations are open based on guidance from health and government authorities.”

Nordstrom: Stores have been closed since March 17 and were expected to be closed for two weeks. On March 25, the department store chain announced “it will extend its temporary store closure for at least one week, through April 5.” 

Old Navy: Stores closed March 19.

Origins: Stores are temporarily closed.

Party City: The company said in a March 27 news release that stores “will remain closed until it is practical to reopen. “

Patagonia: Stores closed March 13.

Pier 1: The retailer says it will “follow the guidelines of government and health officials in determining when it will reopen its offices and planned go-forward stores, and looks forward to doing so as soon as possible.

Pottery Barn: Stores closed March 17 with a “plan to reopen April 2.” 

Ralph Lauren: Stores closed March 18.

Reebok: All Reebok-owned stores closed March 17. 

REI: The company’s 162 locations are closed “until further notice.”

Ross: Stores are closed through April 3.

Saks Fifth Avenue: Stores, including Saks OFF 5TH locations, closed March 18. 

Sierra: Stores closed starting March 19.  

Sephora: Stores closed March 17 and expected to remain closed through April 3.

Shoe Carnival: Stores closed through April 2.

Skechers: The company announced it closed stores March 18. 

Soma: Stores closed March 17. 

Sprint: Approximately 71% of stores are closed. Check for locations at https://storelocator.sprint.com/locator.

Stuart Weitzman: All stores will stay closed an “additional two weeks” through April 10. 

Tailored Brands: The company’s brands, include Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, Moores Clothing for Men and K&G, are closed through “until at least May 4.” The company previously expected to reopen March 28.

T.J. Maxx: Stores closed starting March 19. 

T-Mobile: The company says 80% of stores are closed through at least March 31 and the remaining stores are operating on reduced hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time.

Tommy Hilfiger: All stores are closed until March 29.

Tory Burch: All stores are temporarily closed.

Ulta Beauty: All stores will close starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 19 until at least March 31.

Under Armour: Stores are closed until April 4, an extension from March 28. 

UNIQLO: Closed until further notice.

Urban Outfitters: The company’s stores – including Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain and Urban Outfitters namesake stores – are closed “until further notice.” Originally, the company, which was one of the first to close stores, said stores would be closed until at least March 28.

VF Corporation: Closed through April 5.

Victoria’s Secret: L Brands, parent company of Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, announced in a March 27 news release that it “is not currently able to predict the timing of store reopenings.”

Warby Parker: Stores are now closed “until it is responsible to reopen,” an extension from March 27. 

West Elm: Stores closed March 17 with a “plan to reopen April 2.” 

White House Black Market: Stores closed March 17. 

Williams-Sonoma: Stores closed March 17 with a “plan to reopen April 2.” 

WW/Weight Watchers: The wellness company has temporarily closed retail locations or studios and is holding virtual workshops at least through April 30. Learn more at www.weightwatchers.com.

Contributing: Coral Murphy, USA TODAY.

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Staples Holiday Hours ~ Closed/Open Today

The majority of Staples office supply stores generally stay open on the following holidays, though reduced hours may apply:

– New Year’s Day
– Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MLK Day)
– Valentine’s Day
– Presidents Day
– Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday
– St. Patrick’s Day
– Good Friday
– Easter Monday
– Cinco de Mayo
– Mother’s Day
– Memorial Day
– Father’s Day
– Independence Day (4th of July)
– Labor Day
– Columbus Day
– Halloween
– Veterans Day
– Black Friday: Opens at 7:00AM
– Cyber Monday
– Christmas Eve
– New Year’s Eve

The majority of Staples stores are closed for business on the following holidays:

– Easter Sunday
– Thanksgiving Day
– Christmas Day

What time does Staples open? When does Staples close?

General Hours of Operation

These are the typical hours of operation, though the exact times can vary from location to location:

Monday to Sunday Hours.

– Monday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
– Tuesday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
– Wednesday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
– Thursday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
– Friday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
– Saturday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
– Sunday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Staples Canada hours and ~ Closed/Open status varies by province on these holidays:

– New Year’s Day
– Family Day
– Good Friday
– Victoria Day
– St. Jean Baptiste Day (Quebec)
– Canada Day
– Civic Holiday/British Columbia Day/Heritage Day/Natal Day/New Brunswick Day/Regatta Day/Saskatchewan Day/Simcoe Day
– Labour Day
– Thanksgiving Day
– Remembrance Day
– Boxing Day

Commonly, stores open later than normal and close earlier than normal on major holidays, such as Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and New Years Day. The majority of stores close EARLY on Christmas Eve and close LATER than normal on Black Friday. We recommend that you call ahead to check the exact Staples holiday hours of operation .

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What Time Does Staples Open – Close

Staples hours are relatively easy to remember as they follow traditional retail times, although stores do tend to follow one of the common sets of times frames which will be laid out below!

Staples is one the world’s leading providers of office supplies, and have a massive presence in their native United States, with thousands of stores located nationwide.

Customers can find a range of office supplies at each Staples location, including paper and stationary, ink and toner, office accessories, as well as a wide range of electronics and furniture.

You can get a good idea of Staple Store hours from these time tables below:

STAPLES HOURS #1

⚠ Estimates only

MONDAY 8 AM – 8 PM
TUESDAY 8 AM – 8 PM
WENESDAY 8 AM – 8 PM
THURSDAY 8 AM – 8 PM
FRIDAY 8 AM – 8 PM
SATURDAY 9 AM – 8 PM
SUNDAY 10 AM – 8 PM
STAPLES HOURS # 2

⚠ Estimates only

MONDAY 9 AM – 6 PM
TUESDAY 9 AM – 6 PM
WEDNESDAY 9 AM – 6 PM
THURSDAY 9 AM – 6 PM
FRIDAY 9 AM – 6 PM
SATURDAY 10 AM – 6 PM
SUNDAY 11 AM – 6 PM

FAQ:

What Time Does Staples Close ?

What are Staples Store Hours ?

What Time Does Staples Open ?

Staples hours for opening will fall into one of two times for the most part. The first of these involves earlier opening times, with certain Staple store hours beginning at 8 am on Mondays to Fridays. The weekend opening times for these Staples hours change slightly, with Saturday opening at 9 am with Sunday opening at 10am.

The second batch of Staples hours for opening times operate slightly later than the first set. They follow a same pattern with Mondays to Fridays opening at 9 am while Saturdays open an hour later at 10 am and a couple of hours later on Sundays opening at 11 am.

What Time Does Stapes Close ?

The closing times for Staples hours are not as diverse as the opening times, remaining much the same in most locations. Mondays to Saturdays tend to feature the closing time of 9pm, while Sundays close at 8pm.

Should the Staples location open at 10am and 11am on Saturday and Sunday, they may close at the earlier time, closing at 7pm on Saturday and 6pm on Sunday.

Finding the Nearest Staples Locations

The easiest way to find the nearest Staple locations is by searching googlemaps.com. Simply enter Staples followed by your zip code and you should be provided with the nearest Staples location to that.

Or you can visit the Staples website and enter similar details into their store locator.

Either of these methods should provide you with information regarding each individual Staples store hours, which is a great way for finding out more precise times.

CLICK HERE TO FIND THE NEAREST STAPLES LOCATIONS

Staples Holiday Hours Open/Closed | 2021 Hours Today Tomorrow Holiday

*In some areas, restaurants, stores, and shopping malls are closed or operating on reduced schedules due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please call to confirm hours of operation for your specific location before heading out.

NOTE: Holiday promotions and schedules may be affected by COVID-19 coronavirus restrictions.

TODAY – Monday, April 5, 2021 – Open Regular Hours*
TOMORROW – Tuesday, April 6, 2021 – Open Regular Hours*
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 – Open Regular Hours*
Thursday, April 8, 2021 – Open Regular Hours*
Friday, April 9, 2021 – Open Regular Hours*
Saturday, April 10, 2021 – Open Regular Hours*
Sunday, April 11, 2021 – Open Regular Hours*
Monday, April 12, 2021 – Open Regular Hours*
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 – Open Regular Hours*
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 – Open Regular Hours*

TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2021 – NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY. Several restaurants offer free or discounted meals to educators on Teachers’ Day.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2021 – CINCO DE MAYO: Most locations will be open with normal hours of operation. Check out the Cinco de Mayo sales and Mexican restaurant promotions!

SUNDAY, MAY 9, 2021 – MOTHER’S DAY: Regular store hours at most locations. Mom can eat FREE or for half price at many restaurants. Don’t forget to make your Mother’s Day brunch or dinner reservations!

MONDAY, MAY 17, 2021 – TAX DAY: Most stores and restaurants will be open with normal hours of operation. Used to be, most USPS Post Offices were open late on Tax Day with collections until midnight. This is no longer the case! Please call your local Post Office to confirm May 17 hours and pickup times if you plan to mail your return on Tax Day.

MONDAY, MAY 17, 2021 – VICTORIA DAY: Stores in some Canadian provinces will be closed on Victoria Day. As a general rule, stores are allowed to remain OPEN on Victoria Day in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon. Most stores are CLOSED on Victoria Day in Manitoba outside of Winnipeg, New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, and Ontario.

MONDAY, MAY 31, 2021 – MEMORIAL DAY: Most stores, restaurants, and malls will be open on Memorial Day. Some eateries will be offering free meals or discounts on lunch and dinner to veterans and active military personnel. Kick off the summer of 2021 with Memorial Day sales at many locations.

Paper clip history

Historians know that our ancestors used a pin to fasten various materials back in the Bronze Age – about a thousand years before our era. Why did the paper clip appear only 100 years ago?

It is hard to imagine that such an elementary construction could not have occurred to people earlier. Of course she could. Only there was no special need for a paper clip. Prior to its invention, pedantic clerks bound papers in piles or rolls with ribbons, or simply stitched them with thread. In the upper left corner of each sheet, a slot was made for the ribbon. However, it took a lot of time to remove from such a bundle a single document that was suddenly needed. Therefore, in the middle of the XIX century. to facilitate the process of finding the paper, they began to split the corners with tailor’s pins. But, alas, failure again. The documents from the pins were torn and spoiled. We tried to do the same with a tin plate that connected the sheets around the corner. It was proposed in 1895 by the German F. Hessenbruch. But this device did not become popular either.The rapid development of economic sectors in the 19th century led to a sharp increase in the volume of office work. Bureaucratic papers began to multiply at an incredible speed. A simple and safe fastening tool was urgently needed. At least somehow sorting out the piles of business papers – that’s what became the first priority.

In 1887, Philadelphia resident Ethelbert Middleton invented steel wire. It was the perfect material that both held tight and did not cling tightly. Despite the fact that he did it for larger purposes, the wire found a place for itself in the office, and a very noticeable one.There were 12 years left before the invention of the paper clip. The idea to bend the wire several times and try to fasten several papers with the device obtained came to three people at once. But only one of them went down in history as the inventor of the paper clip. This is the Norwegian mathematician Johannes Wahler. A native of Aurskog, he was renowned for innovation from his youth, with degrees in electronics, science and mathematics. In 1899 (Valer was 33 years old), he made sketches of his main invention – “paleoskrepki” – and in 1901.received a patent for it. Only for him he had to go to Germany, because in Norway there was no corresponding law. By that time, several similar inventions had already been registered. William Middlebrook of Waterbury, Connecticut patented his paperclip design in 1899. Cornelius Brosnan of Springfield, Massachusetts patented his Konaclip in 1900. But Valera’s design was the most successful. It was very similar to the modern one, differing from it only in the number of knees.Almost immediately, Valera sold the patent to a stationery dealer. And in 1900, Gem Manufacturing began mass production of paper clips.

No matter how good the paper clip invented by Valera was, it had two drawbacks. Firstly, it crumpled the paper, because it pressed on it in a too small area, and secondly, it broke very quickly. The first drawback was quickly eliminated, having come up with the idea of ​​making the wire in the form of various openwork patterns in order to distribute the load over a larger area. And so that the paper clip does not break, special bows were welded to its ends.As they say, there is no limit to perfection. This principle was adhered to by the successors of the Valera case. Among them is a simple German citizen E. Liebing. In 1902, she proposed about ten options for paper clips. One of them – a paper clip with many beautiful curlicues – was to the taste of Stral, which started its production. Over time, improvements to the paper clip only gained momentum. This is how chrome-plated, corrugated, smooth, colored vinyl-coated, plastic, triangular, round square staples appeared.

In 1999, the paper clip celebrated its 100th anniversary. Since its inception, it has hardly changed. Only a variety of models were offered, but four main ones have survived to this day. First, Gem. This is the most common form of paperclip. It is she who can be found among the office supplies in most offices. The clip is named after the British company Gem Manufacturing Ltd., which first mass-produced it in 1900. The second form of paper clip is Ideal.It has been specially designed to hold a large amount of paper together. The Owl paper clip got its name from the shape that resembles two round eyes. The Non-Skid paper clip has special cuts on the sides.

In Russia, the situation with the production of paper clips has been very deplorable for many years. Before the revolution, there was no domestic stationery industry at all. Everything needed for paperwork had to be imported from abroad.Only in 1925 was organized the state unitary enterprise “Union” – the first in Russia for the production of school supplies and stationery. The authorities purchased equipment and materials for production in Germany. At the same time, the production of paper clips and buttons began. Until the 1990s. Soyuz was a monopoly on the stationery market. Today the situation has changed dramatically: a great many firms offer their products. Among the major Russian manufacturers of paper clips are the Belent enterprise, the NEO company, the Forum FC and the Skrepka company from Kaliningrad.

Perhaps, today there is no more inconspicuous and more necessary stationery than a paper clip. The fact that she was born in Norway is a matter of special pride for the people of this country. During World War II, when the German invaders banned Norwegians from wearing buttons with the initials of their monarch, they began attaching paper clips to their clothes to emphasize their adherence to national traditions. The paper clip has become a symbol of resistance, embodying the motto “We will be together.” And in February 1990 g.in the Norwegian capital Oslo, a five-meter paper clip monument was erected. Its author, Yar Eris Paulson, decided in this way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the mass use of the double flat turn of wire. He said that many people underestimate the significance of this invention and, perhaps, after the installation of the monument, people will begin to appreciate what they have.

How to fill a construction stapler with staples

The mechanical stapler allows you to nail plastic panels, clapboard clamps, fabric to furniture, wood or plastic surfaces.

There are three types of staplers: mechanical, electrical and pneumatic.

Mechanical staplers are affordable, compact, lightweight and easy to maneuver. Further we will tell only about them.

How to choose a stapler?

In short, it is undesirable to buy the cheapest options, as well as plastic models. Metal tools are more powerful and reliable.

Choose professional models that have an adjusting screw (wing) at the top.It helps to regulate the force with which the tool will pierce the material.

Many people forget

Before working, set the adjusting screw according to the material of the surface to be worked on.

If it is hard plywood, a strong punching will be required, therefore it is worth setting a lot of force. If this is a loose surface, the force must be reduced so as not to break through the fabric, or, for example, the pvc panel that you are targeting.

During operation, it is recommended to press the lever with one hand and press the adjusting screw with the thumb of the other hand. Then the recoil will be minimal and the load will be evenly distributed in the stapler. You will be able to hammer in the parentheses much better.

How to insert staples into the receiver

The design of all mechanical hammers is practically the same. There is a lever handle, due to which the pressing occurs, and at the bottom of the stapler there is a metal plate that opens the receiver.This is where we have to load the staples.

Before buying brackets from a hardware store, you need to know which size will fit your device. As a rule, the size and type of suitable brackets are indicated on its body.

For example, the body of our stapler has a width of 12 mm and a depth of 6-14 mm. This means that you will only be able to charge staples from that range.

Smaller or larger brackets will not fit the receiver. The size of the staples in millimeters is also indicated on their packaging.

To load projectiles into the stapler, you need to open the metal plate on the back surface.

To do this, take it with your thumb and forefinger on both sides, then pull it towards you and slightly down. Thus, we squeeze the metal tab on the back of the plate, and draw out a metal spring, similar to that found in a conventional office stapler.

If there are any staples left in your stapler, they will fall out when the spring is pulled out.If they are not there, then it’s time to put new ones for further work.

The staples are inserted into the receiver (hole in the position of the letter “P”). Next, insert the spring back, closing the metal tab. That’s it, the instrument is filled and ready to go!

How many shells fit

Now a little about how many projectiles fit into the stapler. The staples are sold in small rows. The row can be divided into several parts by yourself, slightly breaking it with your hands.

The tool is filled with 1-1.5 rows.2 rows are rarely placed in the receiver, so if there is a lot of work to be done, it is better to prepare the halves of the rows before starting work.

What to do if the staple is stuck

It is worth noting one more very important point that will help you in your work. It happens that the staples will bend and get stuck in the outlet. They cannot be driven into the surface and cannot be pulled out by hand.

In this case, we need to pull out the feed magazine completely.

This option exists for almost all professional staplers.

First you have to repeat the opening of the metal plate and pull out the spring.

Next, in the middle of the lower part of the stapler, you need to find an iron part, slightly protruding from both sides. Grasp it firmly with your thumb and forefinger on both sides and pull it down firmly.

This will pull out the entire feed magazine that was in the tool.

You will see a jammed staple that can now be easily pulled out by hand.

Putting the stapler back together is easy: the entire removed block is pressed back into place.When doing so, you should hear a click. Do not forget to replace the spring afterwards.

Not only staples

Some staplers can work not only with staples, but also with nails of various shapes. The designations of what the stapler works with are indicated on its body or in the instructions.

I fill the stapler with nails in the same way as with staples, but you need to be careful after pulling out the spring. A row of studs must be loaded along one of the outer edges of the letter “P”, and not inside this very letter!

If you want the stapler to produce two nails at once when working with the stapler, the second row is loaded along the second outer edge.Then the spring is inserted and the stapler closes

90,000 No key? How to open the lock with a paper clip and what mechanisms lend itself to it

Anything can happen in life. Including the loss of the key. In this case, there is a way out if you have a couple of paper clips at hand. From the outside it looks like a hack, but you will achieve the result if you follow the instructions. Let’s figure out how to open the lock with a paper clip.

We open the door ourselves

Types of locks

Before you start opening the lock with a paper clip, you need to figure out what types of such protective structures can be found.

There are several varieties in total:

  1. Cylindrical with pins. Keys for such mechanisms with small teeth that rotate the pins when opening. This option can be opened with a paper clip.
  2. Safe, which do not lend themselves to manipulation, as they have a lever mechanism with a secret.
  3. Disk. Opened with a long serrated key. You can’t reach with a paper clip, but you can saw off.
  4. Automotive. It has a pin in its design, therefore it is subject to opening.
  5. Latches or padlocks are simple locks that can be easily opened if the key is lost.

Diagram of a lever lock

The question arises, why then do we need a lock, if most of them, except for safe and disk locks, are so easy to open? To keep yourself safe from thieves, you can check if your security mechanism lends itself to a paper clip prior to installation.

For entrance doors, a complex lock is used, which includes several opening mechanisms at once, so it cannot be broken with a hairpin.In such a situation, if you have lost the key, you will have to call the wizards and then install a new protection system.

Turn a paperclip into a lockpick

To open the lock you will need:

  • Two staples. One will act as a lock pick, and the other will act as a tensioner to turn the lock mechanism.
  • Pliers. With their help, it is much easier and more accurate to bend a paper clip or hairpin, giving it the desired shape for opening.

DIY lockpick

Now we collect our homemade lockpick:

  1. Peel the long end of one staple two times to a straight wire.We will insert it into the keyhole of the door. You can add a slight bend at the end for ease of pressing the pins.
  2. Now we make the tensioner. It can be done in two ways:
  • Bend the long end of the paper clip at a right angle, having previously unfolded it twice. This option is simple but not high quality.
  • Bend the ends of the paperclip so that the curved portion stays in the middle. In this case, connect the ends of the wire. One tip should be slightly longer.Then step back 1 cm from this elongated piece and make an angle of 90 degrees.

Preliminary work is completed, now we turn to the main question: how to open the door lock with a paper clip.

Ways to open the lock mechanism

Before we start a detailed study of the possible options for opening, watch the video on how to open locks using an improvised master key:

Now let’s consider the options for how to open the lock without keys on your own with a paper clip or hairpin.

First method

This option is addressed if it is necessary to open pinned door protection systems:

  1. Insert the tensioner into the keyhole and make a circular motion towards the opening of the lock, while pressing on the paper clip. If done correctly, the paper clip will encounter less resistance during the turn.

    Tip: Train with pressure. Since under a heavy load, the paper clip will bend, and with a small load, the lock will not open.

  2. Maintain a constant tension on the mechanism during opening. When the tensioner has found the direction of the pivot mechanism and secured it, use a second paper clip to locate the pins in the cylinder. Typically, locks have 5 pins, which must be pressed in reverse order in turn.
  3. Work slowly, smoothly winding the tensioner and fixing each pin. When you put it in the right position, you may hear a click or feel that you are on the right track.After fixing all the elements, turn the tensioner in the opposite direction, while the lock should unlock.

When you practice, you will quickly open such a lock with paper clips.

Important! All methods are provided for informational purposes only, and not in any way to commit illegal actions.

Second option

If your interior door has slammed, but there is no key, then the second method is suitable, how to open the lock with a hairpin or paper clip.To prepare a hairpin for work, it must be folded in the same way as a paper clip, since they are the same in thickness and material.

  1. Change the appearance of the lock pick. To do this, unfold the hairpin and bend the tip in the shape of the letter “L”.
  2. Insert the curved part of the pin into the keyhole and press down firmly on the pressure plate. Turn the door handle in parallel, at this moment the tongue will open.

There is another option, how to open the interior door:

  1. Unfold the paperclip and form a semicircle.Insert the pick into the gap between the leaves or the door and the frame. In this case, the tongue must be grasped so that both tips of the instrument remain on your side.
  2. While holding the door, pull the wire towards you until the door opens.

Opening with an arc

We proceed to the next option for opening the locks.

Third way

To open the latch lock using a paper clip or hairpin, do the following:

  1. Insert the straightened end of the tool into the gap between the flaps so that it is under the latch.
  2. Lift the pick up until the latch is released from the hinge.

Variant tensioner for small lock

The pin can be useful if the key to the suitcase is lost:

  1. Bend the end of the hairpin into a loop. It is desirable that it follows the outline of the suitcase key.
  2. Insert the device into the keyhole and find the protection mechanism.
  3. Unclench the springs and the lock opens.

So, when going on a trip with a suitcase locked, take a hairpin with you just in case.

Output

Thus, with a paper clip or hairpin, you can easily cope with different types of locks. However, remember that this does not apply to entrance doors, which are equipped with a much more modern burglary protection system.

Most often, such systems for opening locking mechanisms are used for interior doors or suitcases, in the event that the key is lost or left on the closed side.

Do not use the advice provided in this article for illegal purposes.

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How the furniture stapler works

Household furniture stapler is a versatile tool with which you can not only fix the upholstery, but also perform many other household tasks quickly and accurately. Before choosing a furniture stapler for personal use, it is useful to study the information about this device and the recommendations of the masters.

The principle of operation and advantages of the stapler

The traditional tool of professional furniture makers is widely used in everyday life. Furniture stapler (stapler, tacker, gun) is designed to perform many operations, which can be conditionally divided into two groups:

  1. Attaching a thin material (fabric, film) to a solid base (wood, chipboard or MDF). The bracket is recessed into the base, only the back of the fastener is visible on the surface.
  2. Connection of two layers of equal thickness. The materials are punched through and the edges of the staple are bent.

The principle of the tool is simple. Fasteners (staples) are charged into the clip, the working part is installed in the place of fixation, when the trigger or button is pressed, the stapler shoots out a bracket that secures the material.

The list of household tasks for which the device can be used is extensive and varied:

  • fixing the upholstery to the furniture frame;
  • facing of surfaces with finishing materials;
  • laying of heaters, films, carpets;
  • construction of film greenhouses and greenhouses on the site;
  • fixing glazing beads on windows;
  • assembly of packing boxes and much more.

In the absence of such a unit, a hammer is usually used in the household. However, the benefits of using a furniture stapler are clear:

  • work is done faster and with less physical effort;
  • with your free hand you can support the material to be fixed – this makes the process easier, one person can handle the work;
  • fastening accuracy does not cause springback or mechanical damage to the fastened parts;
  • The sharp ends of the staples are inside the instrument and cannot cause cuts or injuries.

Types of staplers

There are many varieties and modifications of staples for furniture – they can be divided into 3 groups depending on the structural complexity and performance.

The simplest and most mobile type of tool that does not need additional accessories and fixtures. To perform the operation, you only need to apply physical force. The simplicity of the design and the absence of wear parts are the key to the reliability and durability of such a device.Care consists in regular lubrication of parts. The service life of hand tools is 6-8 years.

Mechanical furniture stapler is suitable for simple household operations. For large volumes of work, using physical strength is tedious, and it is impossible to achieve high labor productivity.

The device is designed to perform work of an average volume at a professional level. The tool requires an electrical connection. There are modifications that work on a rechargeable battery.The percussion mechanism is set in motion by pressing a button, no physical effort is required.

Electric motor increases impact force several times. This allows you to quickly and easily punch through hard materials, and the mount has increased strength. One of the subspecies of the electric tool is a construction stapler designed for fixing boards, lining, baseboards and other finishing materials.

The disadvantages of the electrical device are the relatively high cost, increased weight due to the engine and the working area limited by the length of the cord.

Electric models quickly fail due to improper selection of brackets or violation of operating rules. For beginners, it is best to first purchase simple and unpretentious mechanical staplers.

The most productive, powerful and durable models. To operate such tools, a compressor is required, so they are used in furniture factories, where you can equip individual workstations with a compressed air supply and a dedicated power line.For home and household needs, their use is impractical.

Instead of a spring, the tool is equipped with a pneumatic cylinder. It is set in motion by the air supplied when the pedal or trigger is pressed. Such a constructive solution allows many times to increase the labor force and perform large volumes of work. The average speed of these pistols is 1 clip per second.

In other respects, the design of pneumatic models is quite simple and does not require complex maintenance. It is only necessary to periodically clean it and change the O-ring as it wears out.The main disadvantage is stationarity. The range of the device is limited by the length of the air supply hose.

How to choose a stapler?

Depending on the type and scope of the planned work, decide on the type of tool: mechanical or electrical. Now you can proceed to the selection, focusing on the types of brackets with which each model under consideration is compatible. This information is indicated on the product packaging. The cheapest and simplest models are usually designed to work with one type of staple.For semi-professional household models, several types of fasteners can be used, including nails and pins.

It is better to choose a more expensive universal stapler, which is useful for many types of household work. The difference in price compared to the simplest models is insignificant, and the scope of application is much wider.

The following sizes of staples are suitable for household tools:

Type Form Dimensions (backrest thickness / width / height range), mm Features and purpose
53 U-shaped 0.7 / 11.3 / 4-14 The most popular and frequently used type.Depending on the height, it is used for paper, cardboard, thin fabrics, wood. There are 2 types of staples: hardened (hard) for hard or glued wood and simple – for thin materials and soft wood.
140 U-shaped 1.25 / 10.6 / 6-14 Thick staples for securing heavyweight fabrics to wood and chipboard
28 S -semicircular 1.25 / 4.5 / 9-11 Securing finishing materials
36 L-semicircular 1.25 / 7.6 / 10-14 Cable and wire fixings not thicker than 6.4 mm
300 T-head nails 1.2 / 10-14 Fastening to plywood, chipboard, solid wood
500 Nails without heads 1.2 / 10-14 For working with various types of fabrics and woods

General principle of fasteners selection: the thicker the materials to be joined, the higher the brackets must be used.

Stapler for furniture upholstery – which is the best to choose?

The power gun is the best choice for hauling worn out or damaged furniture upholstery at home. The physical strength of a person and the capabilities of mechanics are quite enough to securely fix the fabric on the soft wood of the furniture frame. In addition, any adult can use a manual unit, even without experience and skills.

When working with hard wood or daily use, an electric tool is required – mechanical models will not be able to provide the required impact force.If you plan to open your own furniture business or workshop, you can think about purchasing high-performance pneumatic equipment.

Useful tips

The advice of professionals we have collected will help you choose the best option among the wide range on sale.

  • When buying a furniture stapler, pay attention to the body of the product – it is better that it is made of durable light alloys, and not plastic.Metal products are resistant to external mechanical damage, accidental drops and will last much longer than their plastic counterparts.
  • Give preference to collapsible over one-piece construction. This will allow minor repairs, if necessary, and thus extend the service life of the device.
  • The handle of the instrument must be ergonomically shaped and fit comfortably in the hand. The rubberized layer prevents the palm from slipping.
  • Transparent magazine allows you to control the number of staples and change the clip in time.
  • The presence of a stopper to prevent an accidental shot is a mandatory option for the safe use of the unit.
  • A good quality hand tool should be equipped with a switch or wheel punching force adjustment mechanism. With it, you can adjust the stapler to a specific hardness of the material. If the bracket does not fit into the base the first time, you need to gradually turn the regulator from minimum to maximum until the desired result is achieved. Test shots on rough material.
  • The presence of a double impact mechanism significantly increases the performance of a mechanical pistol – if, after the first impact, the bracket has not entered the material completely, an additional impulse is applied to it. Choose a hand stapler with a spring-loaded percussion mechanism that gives you almost no recoil.
  • An electric tool, which is supposed to be used for large-scale work, must have a high performance, that is, it must perform at least 20-30 strokes per minute.An important option that determines the mobility and ease of use of the taker is the length of the cord. When choosing a device with a battery, you need to pay attention to the capacity and charging time of the battery. The speed of work performance directly depends on these indicators.

The furniture stapler is a simple, but very useful tool in the household. For small household chores, mechanical models are usually chosen – they are easy to operate and reliable. For large-scale and construction work, electrical appliances are used that have high power ratings and provide the best performance.

In the process of using upholstered furniture, the upholstery on it wears out over time. This manifests itself in the form of scuffs, stains that cannot be washed and other defects. In order not to spend money on new pieces of furniture, it will be enough to tighten them. For this, a furniture stapler is used, which helps to independently update the appearance in a short time.

The principle of operation of the device consists in the use of staples, which are loaded into the mechanism and by pressing the trigger, fasten the fabric to the case. The product is capable of working with soft materials fixed to a wooden structure. The product allows you to quickly provide excellent bonding of soft materials on wood. A quality tool has the following positive characteristics:

  • it takes less time to pull furniture than when working with a hammer;
  • you can use the gun with one hand, and help yourself with the other while working;
  • the tool can be used even in hard-to-reach places.

The listed advantages are only a small part of all the advantages of working with the device. Today the assortment of furniture staplers is represented by various types, which differ from each other in their internal design:

  • mechanical staplers – these models have the simplest mechanism of operation that does not require the use of special skills. The device of the tool consists of a spring, which, when the trigger is pressed, shoots the staples onto the furniture. The simplicity of the product is the key to its durability.The models are used for home hauling of furniture, they are ergonomic and do not need a network connection or additional accessories;
  • The

  • electrical counterpart is a sophisticated version of the hand stapler. The mechanism of such a device is based on the principle of operation of the motor, with the help of which the impact force of the staple increases many times. With the help of the model, the binding is faster, the stapler is also used around the house and the household. The tool is powered by electricity, which limits its mobility, however, this nuance is solved thanks to the use of batteries;
  • Pneumatic Tool – Considered the most powerful furniture stapler option.The model is powered by compressed air, there are no springs in the design; instead, manufacturers equip the tool with a pneumatic cylinder. When the pedal is depressed, air is supplied and the distributor sends it to the cylinder. Products are heavy, but they are the most durable. It is the best choice for furniture factories when work is done at a fast pace.

To choose a good version of the tool, it is necessary to clearly define its purpose: if infrequent use is planned, then it is better to opt for the mechanical version.For continuous work, choose a pneumatic or electric stapler.

Impact force and other characteristics

The defining technical indicator of this device is the impact force. The speed of the tool, as well as the quality of the work performed, depends on it. Obviously, pneumatic models have the greatest characteristics, followed by electrical options, and mechanical furniture staplers have the least impact force.

The stapler is capable of driving staples of different lengths. To calculate the force of his impact, it is enough to study the technical data sheet of the model. It should indicate the recommended lengths of the staples. The longer the maximum length of the staple used, the higher the impact force will be.

But before choosing a stapler, you need to understand what it will be used for. If the plans do not include regular use of the tool, then high impact force is not a determining factor. In addition, different lengths of staples are able to fit differently into different types of wood.

In addition to the main characteristics in the operation of the product, it is also worth paying attention to the available additions that greatly facilitate the use of the device:

  • narrow tip – used to improve accuracy and sight;
  • impact force adjusting screw is convenient for working with different surfaces;
  • it is better that the handle is equipped with rubberized inserts so that the tool does not slip out of the hands during operation;
  • if the staple magazine is equipped with a transparent window – such a stapler will be easier to use;
  • the handle stopper is also important for the safety of use: it will not allow accidental pressing.

When choosing a stapler, hold it in your hands to understand whether it is convenient to use. It often happens that even a high-quality instrument does not fit in the hand.

Staple selection

The first thing to consider when choosing a tool is the type of staples with which it is used. A gun for home use today starts with the most common size of staples – type 53. This type is optimal for simple work on fixing fabric or film to wood.The thickness of such staples is 0.7 mm, and the width is 11.4 mm. In addition, another type of filling for household tools is used – type 140. Such staples have a thickness of 1.2 mm and a width of 10.6 mm.

The technical specifications of the models indicate what types of staples it works with. The most common standard sizes for mechanical versions are 53, 140, 300, 500. Only use those types of filling recommended by the manufacturer. If you load the wrong size staples into the stapler, the tool will not work properly.

When choosing staples for a gun, pay attention to the following features:

  • staple depth – this indicator ranges from 4 to 14 mm. The choice of depth is necessary taking into account the material used for the work. When covering furniture with tapestry, the furniture stapler for the home is charged with staples of 8 mm, and when working with soft material, such as felt, a depth of 10-12 mm is suitable;
  • type of staples – as already noted, this criterion must be indicated on the product packaging.If the type of staples is incorrectly selected, there is a risk of jamming the device and its distortion. In addition, if a smaller filling is selected, the tool will shoot with two staples at once.

If problems arise when choosing, contact our consultants for help, they should suggest which type of brackets is most suitable for different types of models.

Stapler charging according to its type

It is necessary to charge the tool magazine depending on its type, which can be horizontal and vertical.In addition, there are some peculiarities in charging different types of staplers:

The

  • staple tool is fairly easy to fill with staples. To do this, select the fuse mode, then flip the flap on the back of the tool to gain access to the store. We take out the rod with the spring block and insert the required number of staples. Put the rod back and place the block in the grooves. Close the sash until it clicks, using staplers furniture instructions for use will help you understand its work, if it is done for the first time;
  • pneumatic stapler is much easier and faster to work, but such a tool requires a compressor, so it is used only on a large scale.The product is charged by analogy with the mechanical version. First, set up the mechanism to prevent accidental shots. Open the hatch with brackets by pressing the button. An empty tray will pop out of the machine and must be filled with staples. It is necessary to insert the filling with a wide part to the structure of the device. Check the evenness of the insertion of the products and close the block completely. Turn the device over and remove it from the protection, it is now functioning.

As you can see, there is nothing difficult in charging a furniture stapler, if you have questions and problems, you can always watch a detailed video.

Nuances of choice

Before choosing a product, it is worth deciding on its purpose. As already noted, it is important to decide: for what purposes the tool will be used – large-scale or domestic. For household needs, manual models are suitable, for permanent work – pneumatic.

In addition, you need to understand where the device will be used: on the street or in the house? When choosing an electric option for working outside the home, a problem may arise: how to use a furniture stapler without a network? In this case, you will have to additionally purchase battery packs, which significantly affect the weight of the tool.

When choosing a device for everyday work in the household plan, use the following recommendations:

  • pay attention to the mobility of the product – it should not depend on extraneous factors, free access to the device should be carried out at any time;
  • when choosing a tool, study the information on how to use a stapler so that you do not have any difficulties with independent work;
  • If you plan to use the device for a long time, abandon the mechanical counterpart in favor of electrical options.Long-term use of the hand stapler is inconvenient. A product with a motor will do the job for a master.

When it comes to production turnover, pay attention to the professional furniture stapler.

When choosing it, follow these tips:

  • there is a compressor in any workshop, so choose the pneumatic version of the tool – it works much faster than its counterparts and allows you to hammer thousands of staples in a short period of time;
  • in production often work with different materials: plywood, chipboard, beams, so before choosing a furniture stapler, study the types of staples used.

If possible, ask a consultant in the store to test the product by hammering a few staples into a piece of thick plywood.

Safety when using

When working with any type of stapler, you must follow the safety rules that will help to avoid accidents. This is especially true when using the tool at home when there are children in the family. Listen to the following tips:

  • Do not leave the appliance unattended without activating the fuse.This applies not only to electrical and pneumatic versions, but also to the conventional mechanical counterpart. A working stapler that is not set to stop mode can accidentally shoot staples;
  • When snapping fabric or other materials onto a wooden backing, make sure that the clip is in good contact with the surface. While pulling the canvas and pressing it against the plane with the other hand, pay attention to the location of the fingers;
  • periodically adjust the screw that is responsible for spring tension.Thus, you can use the stapler with different types of wood, protecting yourself from problems.

The furniture gun is in demand among craftsmen and ordinary people, both for home use and for industrial use. This tool has proven itself on the good side: it is durable, reliable and allows you to repair furniture in a short time.

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Construction stapler is a functional tool that can be used to fasten various elements of upholstered furniture together.Such devices are now produced in various types and modifications, so it can be difficult to choose the only correct option.

Exterior view of mechanical construction stapler

Varieties of staplers

Before you go to the store for this tool, you should clearly assess the purpose of its purchase and those parameters that should be present in the device. Only after that, in the presented assortment, it will turn out to pick up what is needed.

Hand stapler

This is a device that works mechanically, that is, to get the bracket out of the device, you need to press the handle and apply some physical force. The main positive quality of this furniture stapler is its autonomy. So, you can work with it even on the street, the performance of the device does not depend at all on the availability of an electrical network.

Construction mechanical stapler in operation

But if it is planned to carry out a large amount of work, it will require considerable expenditures not only of time and effort.It can be concluded that this type of furniture stapler is good for home use when solving small tasks.

Electrical Appliance

Such a device, in turn, requires a connection to an electrical network or a battery. This furniture tool is already used by professionals for longer work. But, as a rule, an electric stapler has a low impact force and a quick failure of the mechanism.

Electric construction tool for fixing staples

Pneumatic Stapler

For production-scale tasks, pneumatic tools are used, which are faster, stronger and more durable than other options.

The design of a pneumatic stapler is more complex than that of a mechanical stapler

Choosing the Right Stapler

Based only on the nature of the future work with a furniture stapler, you can already choose one. For example, for a single change of upholstery on an armchair or sofa at home, a mechanical model is quite suitable. This is due to the fact that for the formation of furniture frames in production, mainly soft types of wood are used and much effort is not required to attach the fabric to them.

If the work will involve mounting on a solid base, then the mechanical option will not help. In this case, an electric stapler will help out. Of course, you can choose a pneumatic tool, but its cost is high, so if you do not need a professional device for constant use, it makes no sense to buy it.

Consumables for the correct operation of the stapler

These are the additional design details that greatly facilitate the use of a mechanical stapler and which you should pay attention to when choosing:

  1. Transparent staple compartment.This addition will allow you to monitor the amount of consumables and, if necessary, quickly respond to its end.
  2. Adjusts the impact force to adapt the stapler to any material.
  3. Stopper on the handle, which prevents accidental shooting with a staple.
  4. The presence of a rubber grip on the handle prevents the tool from slipping in the hands.

Staple selection

For each stapler it is necessary to select the consumable that will ensure the smooth operation of the device.Usually, the types of staples for a particular tool are indicated in the instructions for it. You need to know about the basic parameters of staples for the stapler:

  1. Variable depth from 4 to 14 mm. They choose it depending on the material with which to work. For example, for upholstering furniture with tapestry, you will need staples 8 mm deep.
  1. The type of staple must be matched with the brand of the stapler. So, staples of incorrect marking, for example, too small, can cause flying out one after another during operation or jamming of the tool.

Working with a mechanical stapler

To learn how to carry out repair work with a construction stapler, you need to know about the basic rules of this process.

Charging the device

Before starting to carry out, for example, the upholstery of a sofa, it is worth learning how to charge the stapler. This is done step by step according to the following algorithm:

  1. Installing the device on a fuse.
  2. Folds out the flap at the back of the stapler, behind which is the staple compartment.
  3. Pulling the spring rod out of the compartment.
  4. Attaching the staples with the folded top to the stapler handle.
  5. Releasing the rod to clamp them.
  6. Slam shutting until it clicks and starting work.

Some models have a different mechanism and therefore many people think about how to refuel them. There is nothing complicated here either, just take out the special groove that appears when you press the button. The staples are installed in it with the sharp ends down.After the filled element is inserted back.

The process of charging a mechanical stapler with staples

We attach the brackets to the base

After clarifying the charging instructions, it will not be superfluous to learn how to use the stapler during direct work.

It is done like this:

  1. Prepare the fixing materials and the instrument itself.
  2. Mark the line along which the staple attachment will go. This makes it easier to mount the fasteners exactly in the place where you plan to.
  3. The stapler is applied quite tightly to the desired location.
  4. Without lifting the device from the surface, press the lever.
  5. Thereafter, if done correctly, a distinctive sound will be heard and the bracket will firmly attach to the base.

Staple fixation process

Tips for using the device

To ensure safety when working with a furniture stapler, the following recommendations must be observed:

  1. Before fixing the staples with a mechanical stapler, adjust it on an unnecessary piece of material.To do this, after the shot, they look to see if the bracket has completely entered the base. If so, you can start working right away. If not, then you will have to turn the screw mechanism from minimum to maximum in order to achieve a good position.
  2. When working, be sure to hold the material to prevent displacement with your free hand.
  3. After the end of the work, the handle must be put on the safety lock to avoid accidental pressing and operation of the device.

Stapler with safety handle

The construction stapler allows you to fix any material on the surface of furniture in the shortest possible time.The tips in this article will help you choose the right tool and correctly approach working with it.

90,000 Barter Success Story, or How to Exchange a Paperclip for a House

Canadian Kyle MacDonald managed to exchange office supplies for real estate on the Internet in just a year. He got the idea in the game Bigger and Better. In it, you need to step by step change objects to things that are more attractive to yourself. This is how the Internet and marketing talent helped the Canadian to acquire a home, say Mikhail Khomich and Yuri Mitin.

Yuri Mitin, expert on innovative entrepreneurship:

There is nothing easier than getting your own home. A paper clip is enough for this. Proven by 26-year-old Canadian Kyle MacDonald. He borrowed an idea from a children’s game called Bigger and Better. You start with something small and change it into more attractive things. “I’m going to trade a paperclip at home,” Kyle announced in July 2005 on his website. In this case, the main principle is fair and natural exchange.

The Internet took this idea with a bang. Literally on the second day, Kyle managed to change the paper clip to a handle in the form of a fish. After the next three deals, he ended up with a keg of beer and a neon sign. The hype in the press only increased the rates, and the Canadian has a contract in his pocket to record an audio album and a free day in a Japanese strip bar.

Young aspiring singer Jody Grant offered a year of free living in her house for a contract. This is exactly what the co-worker of rock singer Alice Cooper needed, who agreed to exchange the annual annuity for a day with Cooper.A day with Cooper was redeemed for a collectible Kiss memento, and that one for a role in a soap opera. And on July 12, 2006, exactly one year after the start of the auction, Kyle changed this role for a real house in the Canadian town of Kipling.

How did Kyle manage to pull off such an exchange?

Mikhail Khomich, Lecturer of Economics and Innovation, Lomonosov Moscow State University:

It’s simple. The Canadian was helped by the Internet and remarkable marketing skills. Simply put, he was able to promote well what he had.Kyle McDonald did not just change the paper clip, but invited those who wanted to take part in his project. You can call it an individual flash mob, if you like. One Actor Internet Theater.

Don’t throw away paper clips – good for business.

The author of the story is Alina Lotfullina.

STATIONERY Magazine – Event

November 2009

STAPLE EXPO – autumn innovations

From 15 to 17 September 2009, the 11th International specialized exhibition of stationery and office goods “Skrepka Expo.Office Technologies 2009 “.

This autumn, for the first time, an important event took place – the unification of exhibitions Skrepka Expo. Office Technologies 2009 “and” IPSA Promotional Favors. Autumn 2009 “.

The total area of ​​the exhibition was 9 645 sq. M. 234 companies took part in the joint project. During the work, the exhibition was attended by over 7,500 specialists from Russia, near and far abroad.

Another autumn clip was marked by innovation – the unfavorable economic situation in Russia and the world pushed the organizers to the idea of ​​combining two, alas, small exhibitions in terms of the number of exhibitors into one large-scale project – and, I must say, such an innovation was a success.

The organizers of both exhibitions revised their attitude to the strategy of the event – the consolidated holding of exhibition projects and closer interaction with related industries allowed attracting more visitors from related industries. The advantage for exhibitors was the minimization of participation costs – instead of paying for the exhibition space at 2 events at different times, it became possible to present their exposition at one united exhibition.This format allowed the organizers to increase the impact of participation and attendance at the event and take into account the needs of both those and others.

Tatyana Kalinina, Executive Director of APKOR, opened the exhibition, telling the audience about a new approach to its holding and a new format, wishing everyone a successful work. At the opening, guests and participants of the exhibition were also welcomed by Ekaterina Pak, Chairman of the Board of APKOR, Arkady Zlotnikov, Deputy General Director of Crocus Expo IEC, and Andrey Maslak, President of IPSA.

The grand opening of the event was completed by a welcome cocktail and a performance by the students of the historical costume studio.

Another successful experiment of the autumn exhibition is the competition of logos and trademarks of companies participating in the industry of stationery, office and advertising and souvenir goods, which was first organized as part of the event and aroused great interest of guests and participants of the exhibition. Both trademarks familiar from childhood and brand new ones developed recently were presented to the judgment of a professional jury and popular opinion.Everyone could vote for a recognizable, original, unique trademark by supporting the participating company and receiving a gift from the sponsor of the Competition. In total, 25 logos and trademarks from 17 participants from 7 cities of Russia were presented. Experts in the field of design and advertising were invited to the professional jury, whose high competence and reputation made it possible to ensure objective refereeing. As a prize, the winners received a certain number of square meters. m of free space at the Skrepka Expo.Spring 2010 “.

The master class “Brand and Communications”, held by Anatoly Yasinsky, General Director of the advertising agency “POV – Point of View”, attracted great attention of the guests and participants of Skrepka.

Certainly, Skrepka Expo, changing and adapting to difficult economic conditions, managed to retain the keen interest of the players in the office goods market and survived the crisis. Now that economists’ forecasts for the coming year are becoming more and more optimistic, it is hoped that the temporary decline in exhibitor activity will be over, and in spring we will again see a large, creative, diverse and interesting exhibition, which, as usual, will be held at Crocus Expo IEC “.The spring exhibition will traditionally have a school and wholesale character and will be held on March 10 – 12, 2010. See you at SKREPK!

Linear seam machines TA DST (plastic)

TA DST technology – additional stiffening ribs on a paper clip TA DST technology – a new shape of the matrix. The opening of the device is possible at any time before and after sewing, by simply pressing a button. The ribbed “rubberized” coating of the TA DST handles prevents the device from slipping out even when working with wet gloves.
Reinforced low-profile thrust jaw and long, thin stem of the devices provide optimal access to the pierced organ, improve visual control of the piercing and prevent the working parts from moving when the device is closed.
Supplied with loaded cassette. Designed for multiple use during surgery, easily rechargeable with disposable tissue cassettes of different thickness.
Apparatus TA DST are used for the imposition of two-row (three rows – “vascular” apparatus TA DST 30V-2.5) staple seams with lengths of 30, 45, 60 and 90 mm.
TA DST and Tissue Thickness Control ensure that all staples in the seam are reliably B-shaped to reliably stitch altered and / or thickened fabrics. The position of the intermediate closure of the apparatus and the atraumatic fixation of the tissues in the closed state allow at any time before stitching to shift the apparatus to an area more suitable for suturing.
Ergonomic handle design – closing and stitching with one hand.

Code Color Name Description
TA30V3S White TA30V-2.5 Stapler, 30 mm seam length, cassette loaded, staple height 2.5 mm, can only be used with cassette TA30V-3L
TA3035S Blue TA 30-3.5 Stapler, 30 mm seam length, cassette loaded, staple height 3.5 mm, can only be used with cassette TA3035L and TA3048L
TA3048S Green TA 30-4.8 Stapler, 30 mm seam length, cassette loaded, 4.8 mm staple height, can only be used with cassette TA3035L and TA3048L
TA4535S Blue TA 45-3.5 Stapler, 45 mm stitch length, cassette loaded, staple height 3.5 mm, can only be used with cassette TA4535L and TA4548L
TA4548S Green TA 45-4.8 Stapler, 45mm stitch length, cassette loaded, 4.8mm staple height, can only be used with cassette TA4535L and TA4548L
TA6035S Blue TA 60-3.5 Stapler, 60 mm stitch length, cassette loaded, staple height 3.5 mm, can only be used with cassette TA3065L and TA6048L
TA6048S Green TA 60-4.8 Stapler, 60 mm stitch length, cassette loaded, 4.8 mm staple height, can only be used with cassette TA6035L and TA6048L
TA9035S Blue TA 90-3.5 Stapler, 90 mm stitch length, cassette loaded, staple height 3.5 mm, can only be used with TA9035L and TA9048L cassettes
TA9048S Green TA 90-4.8 Stapler, 90 mm stitch length, cassette loaded, 4.8 mm staple height, can only be used with cassette TA9035L and TA9048L

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Cassettes for new generation plastic rechargeable linear suture staplers
TA DST Series with titanium staples

The new cassette shape allows easy and quick reloading of the devices during surgery. TA DST Series cassettes have easy-to-read markings (on the cassette and on the packaging) and differ in color, designed for sewing fabrics of different thicknesses.
White cassette : Three rows of staples for suturing large vessels (pulmonary, renal, etc.). The height of an unclosed paper clip is 2.5 mm, a closed one is 1 mm, a paper clip section is 0.18 x 0.26 mm.
Cassette blue : Two rows of staples for normal tissue thickness (intestine, stomach, lobar bronchus, etc.). The height of an unclosed paper clip is 3.5 mm, a closed one is 1.5 mm, a paper clip section is 0.19 x 0.30 mm.
Green cassette : Two rows of staples for thickened tissue (main bronchus, pylorus, pancreas).The height of an unclosed paper clip is 4.8 mm, a closed one is 2.0 mm, a paper clip section is 0.24 x 0.35 mm.

Code Color Name Description

TA 30V3L

White TA 30V-2.5 Cassette, 30 mm seam length, 2.5 mm staple height, for use with TA 30V-3S
TA3035L Blue TA 30-3.5 Cassette with 30 mm seam length, 3.5 mm staple height, can be used with TA 3035S and TA 3048S
TA3048L Green TA 30-4.8 Cassette with 30 mm seam length, 4.8 mm staple height, can be used with TA 3035S and TA 3048S
TA4535L Blue TA 45-3.5 Cassette with 45 mm seam length, 3.5 mm staple height, can only be used with TA 4535S and TA 4848S
TA4548L Green TA 45-4.8 Cassette with 45 mm seam length, 4.8 mm staple height, can be used with TA 4535S and TA 4548S
TA6035L Blue TA 60-3.5 Cassette with 60 mm seam length, 3.5 mm staple height, can be used with TA 6035S and TA 6048S
TA6048L Green TA 60-4.

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