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Office Depot, Inc. Releases Seventh Annual Supplier Diversity Catalog

2015 Catalog Showcases Nearly 2,200 Products Offered by Certified Minority-, Women-, Disabled-, LGBT- and Veteran-Owned Businesses

Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:03 pm EDT

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BOCA RATON, Fla.
"The 2015 Supplier Diversity Catalog helps fuel growth in sales, inventory turnover, and market expansion for diverse and small businesses, and has provided a simple, straightforward mechanism to help Office Depot’s business customers meet their diversity purchasing goals"

BOCA RATON, Fla.--Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP), a leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions, which entered into a definitive agreement on February 4, 2015 to be acquired by Staples Inc., today announced the release of the company’s 2015 Supplier Diversity Catalog. The catalog highlights an assortment of nearly 2,200 items ranging from paper and file folders, to briefcases, cleaning supplies and wireless speakers, with over 1,000 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 and remains the only company within the industry to have one. 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- and veteran-owned businesses.

“The 2015 Supplier Diversity Catalog helps fuel growth in sales, inventory turnover, and market expansion for diverse and small businesses, and has provided a simple, straightforward mechanism to help Office Depot’s business customers meet their diversity purchasing goals,” said Steve Calkins, executive vice president, business solutions division for Office Depot, Inc.

This year’s catalog also contains an updated resource guide which includes testimonials from diverse suppliers, an article regarding benchmarking standards for corporate supplier diversity programs, and a section on eco-conscious products.

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 56 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

Contact:

Office Depot, Inc.
Rebecca Rakitin , 561-438-1450
Rebecca.Rakitin@officedepot.com