American Identity is one of the largest global distributors of corporate branded merchandise in the world. The company is a part of Staples, which is one of the largest office products companies in the world. Founded in 1986, Staples specializes in a range of apparel and housewares and automotive products. The company employs more than 70,000 people and operates in over 20 countries throughout North America and South America, Europe and Asia. It provides a range of office products, including supplies, technology and furniture. The company maintains annual revenue of nearly $18 billion. It serves various home-based and contract businesses and Fortune 500 companies.