Office Depot offers educators 25 percent off during Teacher Appreciation Days

BOCA RATON, Fla., 2017-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP), a leading provider of office products, services, and solutions, through its Office Depot and OfficeMax brands, is celebrating educators by helping them “Take Care of Back to School” during Teacher Appreciation Days with 25 percent off a qualifying purchase1available in stores now through July 22 and Aug. 13-19 for members of the Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards Everything program, which is free to join.

In order to obtain the discount, teachers simply show a coupon, available at officedepot.com, and present to an associate during checkout.

“Educators work hard year round, and Office Depot is supporting them by offering additional savings during Teacher Appreciation Days,” said Troy Rice, president, retail for Office Depot, Inc. “Teachers can stock up for the upcoming school year at Office Depot and OfficeMax stores and find the items they need for their classrooms to make their students successful.”

And, teachers, parents and other shoppers can Give Back to Schools with any qualifying purchase made at Office Depot or OfficeMax retail stores or online through this program allowing them to earn store credits for the school of their choice. The school will receive 5 percent back in the form of Office Depot OfficeMax merchandise certificates. Shoppers simply need to present a school program ID, which can be found at officedepot.com/givebts. The Give Back to Schools program offers local residents and businesses a free, simple and convenient way to make a difference in their communities.

For more information about Teacher Appreciation Days, Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards Everything program, or Give Back to Schools initiative, visit officedepot.com/teachers .

About Office Depot, Inc.

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

The company had 2016 annual sales of approximately $11 billion, employed approximately 38,000 associates, and served consumers and businesses in North America and abroad with approximately 1,400 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization – with a global network of wholly owned operations, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax and Grand & Toy. 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.”

Office Depot is a trademark of The Office Club, Inc. OfficeMax is a trademark of OMX, Inc. ©2017 Office Depot, Inc. All rights reserved. Any other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

1 Valid in store only for Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards program members. Excludes technology, consumer electronic products and accessories, media and software products, HP ink & toner and Epson ink. Other exclusions apply. See a store associate for coupon. Limit 1 per member. Coupons valid 07/16/17 – 07/22/17 11:59 PM ET and 08/13/17 – 08/19/17 11:59 PM ET.

Contact:
Julianne Embry
561-438-1451
julianne.embry@officedepot.com

Source: Office Depot, Inc.

Survey: Nearly 70% of Educators Indicated a Central Purchasing Hub Would Save Time and Money When buying classroom supplies

BOCA RATON, Fla., 2017-May-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading provider of office products, services, and solutions, today announced the results of an educator productivity survey whose findings uncovered the minimum cost of U.S. teacher time spent researching and buying supplies for their classrooms is more than half a billion dollars.

The non-profit Center for College & Career Readiness and Office Depot, Inc.’s Committed to LearningTM initiative recently surveyed more than 2,800 educators regarding purchasing and researching needed supplies for use in the classroom. An average teacher’s salary is more than $55,000 per year (roughly $26 per hour) and there are more than 3.5 million full- time teachers in the U.S.1, therefore based upon the results of the survey, the costs of researching and purchasing classroom supplies could reach over $500 million.

A few key findings from the survey:

  • Nearly 70 percent of respondents indicated that a central purchasing hub would save time and money when buying classroom supplies;
  • 42 percent of the educators surveyed reported purchasing classroom supplies every month;
  • More than 30 percent indicated they spend more than 10 hours every year researching and buying supplies for the classroom;
  • 50 percent of the educators surveyed preferred to purchase classroom supplies online.

Office Depot, Inc. partners with school districts from Connecticut to California to bring strategic planning expertise and a team of education experts to help plan, produce and deliver classroom materials, allowing educators to save time in the classroom. Through officedepot.com, educators have access to an easy-to-use central purchasing hub that helps with streamlining buying decisions.

“These survey findings show the increased demand for educator support when it comes to researching and purchasing classroom supplies,” said Becki Schwietz, senior director of growth strategies for Office Depot, Inc. “We are proud to partner with public and private schools around the country to reduce educators’ out-of-pocket expenses and time spent sourcing classroom supplies through our classroom enablement programs and print services instructional materials solutions.”

Office Depot, Inc. collaborates with school districts and other educational institutions through the company’s Committed to Learning™ initiative, which offers educators access to a national team of curriculum and instruction experts across disciplines. Through the Committed to Learning™ initiative, the company partners with school districts to meet their strategic goals by providing instructional solutions and access to experts that enrich the learning experience in the areas of personalized learning, project-based learning and innovative learning spaces, culture and wellness, instructional resources, and supplies.

To learn more, visit www.officedepot.com/education or contact them directly via email at committedtolearning@officedepot.com.

1 National Center for Education Statistics

Survey Methodology/Sample Qualifications

In February 2017, the Center for College & Career Readiness conducted a survey of educators on behalf of Office Depot’s Committed to LearningTM initiative. A total of 2,819 educators (including Principals, Assistant Principals, Department Chairs, Teachers and more) participated in the survey.

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.

The company had 2016 annual sales of approximately $11 billion, employed approximately 38,000 associates, and served consumers and businesses in North America and abroad with approximately 1,400 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization – with a global network of wholly owned operations, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax and Grand & Toy. 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.”

Office Depot is a trademark of The Office Club, Inc. OfficeMax is a trademark of OMX, Inc. ©2017 Office Depot, Inc. All rights reserved. Any other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact:
Julianne Embry
561-438-1451
julianne.embry@officedepot.com

Edelman
Amanda Olson
512-634-3661
amanda.olson1@edelman.com

Source: Office Depot, Inc.

Barnes & Noble offers educators special discounts to celebrate Educator Appreciation Days from January 7-15, 2017

  • Special Discounts Including 25% Off Most Merchandise, Events, Giveaways and the Opportunity to Enter for a Chance to Win Prizes
  •  Educators Can Enter for a Chance to Win a Selection of Books from Sterling Publishing for the Classroom, Valued at Approximately $4,000

New York, NY, 2017-Jan-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — To celebrate pre-K-12 educators, Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, will kick off the second half of the school year and celebrate Educator Appreciation Days from Saturday, January 7, through Sunday, January 15. During Educator Appreciation Days, Barnes & Noble will offer Educators special discounts* including 25% off most merchandise like books, toys and games, various events including free workshops and educator receptions**, limited-time giveaways, while supplies last***, and the chance to win a selection of books from Sterling Publishing perfect for the classroom, valued at approximately $4, 000.

The number and type of books selected by Sterling Publishing will be in accordance with the winner’s subject matter and the grade level he or she teaches. From their Classic Starts™ series to “No Fear Shakespeare” and the Flash Kids line, Sterling Publishing offers a variety of high-quality titles that fit perfectly into the education space for every age group.

To enter for a chance to win the Sterling Publishing sweepstakes, educators should visit their local Barnes & Noble store and ask a bookseller how to enter from Saturday, January 7, through Sunday, January 15. To find their local Barnes & Noble store, customers should visit www.bn.com/storelocator.

Special Discounts  

As always during Educator Appreciation Days, public, private and homeschool educators who shop at their local Barnes & Noble store or online at BN.com with their educator discount card will receive special discounts on merchandise in addition to giveaways, including:

  • 25% off the list price on personal and classroom books, toys, games, music, movies and more;
  • 10% off the list price on Café consumables, select tech tools to help bring tech literacy to classrooms, and select NOOK devices****;
  • Giveaways including a STEM calendar from DK Publishing (20-25 per store, while supplies last).

These special offers are available to pre-K-12 teachers and administrators enrolled in the free Barnes & Noble Educator Discount program. To take advantage of these offers, educators can apply for their Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card in their local stores. The application form can also be downloaded at BN.com.

Workshops and Educator Receptions

As part of Educator Appreciation Days, all Barnes & Noble stores will host free workshops and/or educator receptions, which will vary by store.  Examples of workshops could include “Cultural Responsiveness,” “A Framework for Math” and “The Reading Makeover” workshops developed exclusively for Barnes & Noble by Shell Education, tech/Maker tools demonstrations, grant writing workshops, and more. Educators are encouraged to visit their local store or visit www.bn.com/storelocator for more information.

*Certain restrictions apply. Educator Discount Card must be presented at time of purchase. Discounts cannot be applied to or combined with any other Barnes & Noble discount programs, NOOK Books® or other digital content, or accessories for digital devices.

**Workshop and event topics will vary by store.

***While supplies last.

****Additional 10% taken off price after instant rebate. Limit 5 devices per customer. Discount is valid January 7, 2017, through January 15, 2017, only. This offer is subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Void where prohibited by law.

All Contacts:

Mary Ellen Keating
Senior Vice President
Corporate Communication
(212) 633-3323
mkeating@bn.com

Alan McNamara
Senior Director
Corporate Communications
(212) 633-3379
amcnamara@bn.com

Source: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Office Depot helps educators ”Gear Up for School” during Teacher Appreciation Days with a 25-percent-off coupon

BOCA RATON, Fla., 2016-Jul-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions, through its Office Depot and OfficeMax brands, is thanking educators by helping them ”Gear Up for School” during Teacher Appreciation Days with a 25-percent-off coupon. The discount is available in stores July 30-Aug. 2 and Aug. 27-30 on qualifying purchases1 for members of the Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards program, which is free to join.

“At Office Depot, teachers can get back to great as they ‘Gear Up’ for the upcoming school year and find the tools they need for their classrooms,” said Diane Nick, vice president of marketing for Office Depot, Inc. “Educators invest valuable time and effort during the year, and Office Depot wants to thank them by offering additional savings during Teacher Appreciation Days and benefits year round.”

In addition to the available teacher discount, educators can also obtain a free Teacher VIP savings card for an additional 20 percent discount on qualifying in store purchases made through Oct. 31 and a tote bag they can pick up during Teacher Appreciation Days as an Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards member. Throughout the year, members benefit from other discounts and offers on supplies for the classroom.

Teachers can enhance their commitment to learning with the new, downloadable content available at officedepot.com/teachers that incorporates ideas to streamline classroom curriculum and shortcuts for stylish classroom decor.

Plus, through the Give Back to Schools program, teachers, parents and other shoppers can earn store credits for the school of their choice. When they make a qualifying purchase at Office Depot or OfficeMax retail stores or online, the school will receive 5 percent back in the form of Office Depot® OfficeMax® merchandise certificates. Shoppers simply need to present a school program ID, which can be found at officedepot.com/givebts. The Give Back to Schools program offers local residents and businesses a free, simple and convenient way to make a difference in their communities.

For more information about the Teacher Appreciation Days, Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards program, or Give Back to Schools initiative, visit officedepot.com/teachers

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 $14 billion, employs approximately 49,000 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, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax, Grand & Toy, 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.

1 Valid in store only for Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards program members. Excludes technology, consumer electronic products and accessories, media and software products, HP ink & toner and Epson ink. Other exclusions apply. See a store associate for coupon. Limit 1 per member. Coupons valid 07/30/16 – 08/02/16 11:59 PM ET and 08/27/16 – 08/30/16 11:59 PM ET.

Contact:

Office Depot, Inc.
Julianne Embry, 561-438-1451
julianne.embry@officedepot.com

Source: Office Depot, Inc.