Staples, Inc. is the world’s largest office supply retail store chain, with over 1,600 stores worldwide, including stores in the United States, Belgium, Canada (as Staples Business Depot or Bureau en Gros in Quebec), China, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The company’s first store was opened in Brighton, Massachusetts in 1986. The company is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts. It also does business via the Internet, through its website. The L in the logo is a stylized staple.