Office Depot expands its big and tall seating assortment

BOCA RATON, Fla., 2015-10-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP), a leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions, and parent company of Office Depot and OfficeMax, today announced an expansion of its big and tall seating assortment. The exclusive line offers a customized solution to those in need of a quality chair that fits a wider range of body types and sizes and is now available in both Office Depot and OfficeMax retail locations and online.

A recent Office Depot Small Business Index found that 76 percent of employees are concerned about proper posture when sitting at work but nearly half (43 percent) do not have a chair tailored for their height and weight. Unsurprisingly, 56 percent of those that use an office chair on a daily basis claim that they suffer from back pain.

“Poor seating is known to cause health risks, and given today’s emphasis on proper, ergonomic seating, finding the right office chair to fit your body is essential,” said Petter Knutrud, senior vice president of merchandising for Office Depot, Inc. “Our line of big and tall chairs are the sturdy, physically beneficial seating solution for working professionals to enhance productivity – and the entire workday experience.”

Selecting the right office chair for the right body type enhances comfort and may even benefit the user by promoting circulation and providing spine support. Office Depot’s big and tall chairs provide day-long comfort for larger users and come in a variety of styles such as executive chairs with lumbar cushions and height- and tilt-adjustable options for extra support, or low- and mid-back task chairs that allow for easy movement. These chairs are designed for intensive use six to eight hours per day and meet or exceed ANSI/BIFMA performance standards for comfort, safety, sustainability and durability.

With extra inches added on to standard chair dimensions, Office Depot’s collection of big and tall chairs make it easy for long limbs to get comfortable. Seating solutions, such as the new WorkPro 7000® Series Big & Tall High-Back Chair, are designed to meet consumers’ needs with:

  • Durable mesh seating style popular for its breathability
  • Cable control system to comfortably and easily make adjustments from a seated position
  • High quality molded foam seat cushion that offers ultimate comfort, support and durability and better maintains shape over time
  • Height-adjustable back to accommodate a variety of heights from average to extra tall

Visit us online for more information and to purchase big and tall chairs, including brands and models that are available exclusively at Office Depot and OfficeMax.

Survey Methodology/Sample Qualification

From August 14-28, 2015, Office Depot conducted interviews via the Internet among a nationally representative sample of 974 small- and medium-sized businesses.

About Office Depot, Inc.

Office Depot, Inc. is a leading global provider of products, services, and solutions for every workplace – whether your workplace is an office, home, school or car.

Office Depot, Inc. is a resource and a catalyst to help customers work better. We are a single source for everything customers need to be more productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print and document services, business services, facilities products, furniture, and school essentials.

The company has annual sales of approximately $16 billion, employs approximately 56,000 associates, and serves consumers and businesses in 59 countries with approximately 1,800 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization – all delivered through a global network of wholly owned operations, joint ventures, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax, OfficeMax Grand & Toy, Reliable and Viking. The company’s portfolio of exclusive product brands include TUL, Foray, Brenton Studio, Ativa, WorkPro, Realspace and HighMark.

Office Depot, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at: http://news.officedepot.com.

Office Depot, Inc.
Sarah England, 561-438-1448
sarah.england@officedepot.com

SOURCE: Office DEPOT® | OfficeMax®