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Office Depot, Inc. Releases Eighth Annual Supplier Diversity Catalog

2016 Catalog Showcases More Than 2,100 Products Offered by Certified Minority-, Women-, Disabled-, LGBT-, Veteran-Owned and Small Businesses

Monday, May 23, 2016 2:23 pm EDT

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Boca Raton
"Office Depot is committed to the economic development of the communities in which we operate"

Boca Raton, Fla., May 23, 2016 -- Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP), a leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions, through its Office Depot and OfficeMax brands, today announced the release of the company’s 2016 Supplier Diversity Catalog. The catalog highlights an assortment of more than 2,100 items ranging from paper and file folders, to office chairs, desk accessories, school supplies and wireless speakers, with 1,200 products also containing eco-attributes or eco-labels.   

Office Depot was the first in the office supplies industry to create such a catalog in 2009. The Supplier Diversity Catalog features Office Depot’s complete assortment of products sold by diverse vendors and is available to the company’s Business Solutions Division (BSD) customers. Office Depot’s diverse suppliers are certified minority-, women-, disabled-, LGBT-, veteran-owned and small businesses.

“Office Depot is committed to the economic development of the communities in which we operate,” said Steve Calkins, executive vice president, business solutions division for Office Depot, Inc. “The 2016 Supplier Diversity Catalog provides opportunities for diverse and small businesses to grow and prosper, and helps our customers succeed in their supplier diversity initiatives.”

New vendors to the catalog include Nance Industries, one of the few woman-owned carpet companies in the US; and VSM Imaging Supplies, a woman-owned business offering a wide selection of remanufactured ink and toner cartridges. This year’s catalog also contains small business success stories, a resource guide and new icons designed to show a product’s diverse attributes at a quick glance.

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