Office Depot debuts the latest addition to Realspace® Magellan Collection – The Height-Adjustable Desk

Adjustable-Height Desks Promote a Flexible Lifestyle with Effortless Transitions between Sitting and Standing

BOCA RATON, Fla., 2017-Jan-19 — /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, today (January 18, 2017) announced the debut of the latest addition to the exclusive Realspace® Magellan Collection – The Height-Adjustable Desk with pneumatic technology. This new sit stand desk is expertly designed with ergonomic features such as effortless transitions between sitting and standing, which provide a flexible alternative to the typical office desk.

Equipped with a durable, scratch-resistant surface and steel legs in a black powder coating finish, the Realspace® Magellan Height-Adjustable desk is the ideal work station for all needs and work locations. The pneumatic technology, which uses pressurized air to raise the desk surface with ease, accommodates a wide range of working positions. The standard seated-height desk, comfortably positioned at 30 inches high, can raise to the extended-height of your choosing, up to 43 inches to accommodate a comfortable standing position.

Research proves the importance of utilizing a full range of body motion in our everyday life. The simple adjustability of this Height-Adjustable Desk fully supports varied positions throughout the day, using the pneumatic lift-assist to easily adjust the surface of the desk from a seated height to a standing height, for maximum daily use.

“Office Depot recognizes the importance of health and wellness to our customers and so is adapting its product selection to support those goals,” said Ron Lalla, executive vice president of merchandising for Office Depot, Inc. “The new Realspace® Magellan Height-Adjustable Desk enables a flexible solution grounded in great design.”

Featuring outstanding quality and durability consistent with the Realspace brand, the Magellan Height-Adjustable Desk incorporates enhanced functionality desired for optimal comfort and control. The sit stand desk is available in espresso, cherry and a modern gray. It is the perfect companion piece to complement Office Depot and OfficeMax’s premium active and ergonomic WorkPro seating collections.

Check out the Realspace® Magellan Height-Adjustable Desk or visit Office Depot and OfficeMax retail locations for more information and other healthy lifestyle solutions.

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.

As of our most recent filed annual report for fiscal year ended 2015, the Company had annual sales of approximately $14 billion, employed approximately 49,000 associates, and served 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 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”.

All trademarks, service marks and trade names of Office Depot, Inc. and OfficeMax Incorporated used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Office Depot, Inc. and OfficeMax Incorporated, respectively. Any other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact:

APCO Worldwide
Ken Sanderman,
312-368-7548
ksanderman@apcoworldwide.com

Source:  Office Depot, Inc.

Office Depot, Inc. expands line of Pens and customizable Notebooks with the launch of TUL Brights

Expanded Line of Pens and Customizable Notebooks Brings Pop of Color to TUL’s Reliable Quality and Style

BOCA RATON, Fla., 2017-Jan-14 — /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, announced today (January 11, 2017) the launch of TUL Brights, a colorful new expansion of the premium, exclusive TUL gel pens and customizable, TUL Note-taking System.

TUL Brights helps writers, note-takers and doodlers showcase their creativity with vibrant shades of colors to keep their ideas flowing. The new assortment of gel pens, available in purple, lime, sky blue, berry and 10 other vivid colors, are formulated with a smear-resistant gel ink and hand assembled and hand tested for premium quality.

Additionally, the TUL Note-taking System, which features a sleek design and a smooth leather cover, is now available in the limited-edition colors of pink, blue, teal and coral through June 2017. The customizable discbound system fits customers’ note-taking styles, scheduling and organizational needs with a wide range of personalized features, accessories and add-ons in colors that make a statement.

“TUL Brights adds a spark of imagination to the otherwise subtle, understated TUL pens and notebooks,” said Ron Lalla, executive vice president of merchandising for Office Depot, Inc. “With refined style and expertly crafted pieces, the new collection is designed to deliver a superior writing and note-taking experience – now with an eye-catching splash of color.”

TUL combines high-quality materials and advanced technologies to deliver top performing products for all tasks and note-takers. The clean and simple design fits a wide range of personal and professional settings, providing a pop of color with the right balance of style and performance.

The new TUL Brights line is now available at Office Depot and OfficeMax retail locations and online at officedepot.com/TUL.

About Office Depot, Inc.

Formed by the merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax, 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.

Contact:
APCO Worldwide on behalf of Office Depot, Inc.
Ken Sanderman
312-368-7548
ksanderman@apcoworldwide.com

Source: Office Depot, Inc.

FedEx shipping services and solutions now available at 1,513 Office Depot and OfficeMax Locations

BOCA RATON, Fla., 2016-Aug-31 — /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, today (August 30, 2016) announced the expansion of its relationship with FedEx (NYSE: FDX), which, beginning Sept. 2, is offering customers in 1,513 retail locations throughout the country access to FedEx shipping services and solutions.

The convenience of Office Depot’s retail store footprint and extended hours—open early in the morning, late at night and on weekends—combined with the FedEx global network makes the company’s stores a one-stop-shopping and shipping destination for customers—individual, business, small business and more.

FedEx has teamed up with OfficeMax stores since 2009 to provide convenient access to its portfolio of offerings including FedEx Express®, FedEx Ground® and FedEx® International services. In addition, customers will have access to a number of additional service options, including signature confirmation and Saturday delivery.

“The seven-year relationship with FedEx has proven to be beneficial not only for our companies, but for the customers we serve,” said Ron Lalla, executive vice president of merchandising for Office Depot, Inc. “We have seen an increase in the use of FedEx shipping services and solutions in our OfficeMax retail stores, and look forward to rolling them out to our entire chain early next month.”

Customers have the flexibility and convenience of choosing from these service and solution options in all Office Depot and OfficeMax retail stores:

  • Express, International, Ground (1-5 days depending on location)
    • FedEx Express – FedEx First Overnight®, FedEx Priority Overnight®, FedEx Standard Overnight®, FedEx 2Day A.M.®, FedEx Express Saver®
    • FedEx International Priority®, FedEx International Economy®, FedEx International Ground®
    • FedEx Ground – FedEx Ground® Commercial, FedEx Home Delivery®

Not only can customers drop off packages as late as 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 7 p.m. on Sunday in most Office Depot and OfficeMax locations, but FedEx Ground is also faster to more locations than its primary competitor.

In addition, retail store associates will prepare packages including shipping documents for customers, and accept pre-labeled FedEx Express and FedEx Ground packages for drop-off.

“With this expansion, FedEx is significantly increasing the number of locations that give busy customers convenient new options to ship and drop off packages,” said Randy Scarborough, vice president of marketing at FedEx. “FedEx is proud to work with nationally-recognized retail brands like Office Depot and OfficeMax.

For more information, visit your local Office Depot and OfficeMax retail store or find one nearby online.

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.

About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $58 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 400,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.

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

FedEx Corp.
Jonathan Lyons
901-434-4019
jonathanlyons@fedex.com

Source: Office Depot, Inc.

83 percent of SMBs think an organized office is a vital part of their business – Office Depot

Larger SMBs View Disorganization as More Annoying than Poor Personal Hygiene

BOCA RATON, Fla., 2016-Apr-06 — /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, found the vast majority (83 percent) of small business owners (SMBs) think an organized office is a vital part of their business.

According to the latest Office Depot Small Business Index, two-thirds (63 percent) of SMBs believe their level of office organization correlates to their business’ profitability. In addition, three-quarters (74 percent) of SMBs anticipate they could not operate their business without any organizational tools.

“While the majority of small business owners understand organization is directly linked to productivity, nearly one-third still associate organizing with cleaning, or view it as an after-thought,” said Holly Bohn, organization expert and founder of See Jane Work, in partnership with Office Depot, Inc. “Instead, small business owners should consider organization as a priority in their business plans.”

Survey respondents reported that organization is essential to meeting deadlines on time and makes it easy to find information quickly. The Index also found that file folders are the most often utilized organizational tool among SMBs (85 percent), followed by shelves and drawers (69 percent), calendars (68 percent), storage containers (64 percent) and sticky notes (61 percent).

“We recognize the impact that organizational tools have on small business owners,” said Ron Lalla, executive vice president of merchandising for Office Depot, Inc. “Each small business is unique and requires personalized solutions backed by industry expertise. At Office Depot, the variety of organizational gear we offer is designed to help customers curate the solutions that work best for them.”

Three-quarters of SMBs feel a disorganized workspace reflects negatively on an employee, and 67 percent of larger SMBs (50-99 employees) are more likely to associate disorganization with laziness. Fifty-three percent of larger SMBs also state that being disorganized is a more annoying work habit than poor personal hygiene. Considering many employees work in smaller spaces, organization is key to both productivity and earning respect among peers.

To view content or to learn more about small business products and services please visit Office Depot’s Business Solutions Center at solutions.officedepot.com.

Survey Methodology/Sample Qualifications

Interviews are conducted via the Internet among a nationally representative sample of small and medium-sized businesses. The February wave of interviewing was conducted from February 5, 2016 to February 25, 2016 among a total of 1,290 small and medium-sized businesses. Interviewing will be conducted on a monthly basis in order to track shifts that occur over time.

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.

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