Staples customers will be able to sign up for TSA Pre, the program that allows qualified travelers to pay for faster check-ins at airport security, at 50 stores this summer. The IdentoGO centers also will offer Staples customers passport photos and certified birth certificates. Staples is one of the first national retailers to host TSA Pre enrollment, according to the company.
Stores in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Seattle metro areas will be among the first to provide the service, and the retailer plans to scale up the program further following the initial launch.
Staples was purchased by private equity firm Sycamore Partners for $6.9 billion in June 2017 following a failed merger with rival Office Depot and 14 straight quarters of same-store sales declines. CEO Shira Goodman lasted only five months in the job following the buyout. Goodman was replaced as CEO by Alexander “Sandy” Douglas, who was most recently President of Coca-Cola North American, on April 2, 2018.