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  • 10/30/13 9:00 am EDT

    Schmidt to Lead the City of Hope National Office Products Council in the 2014 “Connecting Hope” Campaign

    BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE:ODP), a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced that Steve Schmidt, President of the International Division, and member of the National Office Products Council, has been named the 2014 City of Hope Spirit of Life Honoree. Schmidt and Office Depot are charged with leading the annual fundraising effort, the 2014 “Connecting Hope” campaign. For decades, the National Officemore...
  • 10/22/13 9:10 am EDT

    Company Named to MBN USA Magazine’s 2013 Corporate 101 List

    Boca Raton, Fla., October 22, 2013 -- Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced that the Company was named to Minority Business News (MBN) USA magazine’s 2013 Corporate 101 list. Office Depot was recognized for its unwavering commitment to supplier diversity.“We are honored to be acknowledged for our innovative supplier diversity initiatives,” said Steve Calkins, Senior Vice President of Office Depot’s North American Businessmore...
  • 10/17/13 9:53 am EDT

    New Report Outlines the Company’s Path to Positive Impact

    BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced that the Company is celebrating its tenth year of sustainability metrics reporting with the launch of the 2013 Corporate Citizenship Report. The report, which can be found at www.officedepotcitizenship.com, shares with visitors the Company’s path to positive impact over the past decade. The newly redesigned website includesmore...
  • 10/1/13 6:21 pm EDT

    Seventh Annual 'A Day Made Better' Events Surprise 1,000 Teachers Nationwide With $1 Million Total in Classroom Supplies, And Additional Supplies for Their Schools

    Today OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE: OMX), its back-to-school shoppers and business customers helped ease the burden by donating nearly $1.7 million in classroom supplies to teachers and schools in a series of nationwide surprise events through the OfficeMax A Day Made Better program. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131001/CG90061) Today marks the seventh year of A Day Made Better, in which OfficeMaxmore...
  • 9/16/13 10:00 am EDT

    School Assembly Program Features Bullying Expert Brooks Gibbs and is Supported by Sales of Exclusive One Direction Collection at Office Depot

    BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Office Depot Foundation – the independent, nonprofit philanthropic arm of Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of school supplies and services - invites middle schools across the United States to participate in the Foundation’s new “Be The Difference. Speak Up Against Bullying!” Program. At the core of the program are school assemblies for students as well as anti-bullying education sessions for parents,more...
  • 9/12/13 10:05 am EDT

    Company Receives Honors from Black EOE Journal, Professional Woman’s Magazine and U.S. Veterans Magazine 

    Boca Raton, Fla., September 12, 2013 -- Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced that the Company was recently recognized by Black EOE Journal and Professional Woman’s Magazine as having one of the Top Supplier Diversity Programs, and by U.S. Veterans Magazine as a Top Veteran-Friendly Company in the publications' 2013 “Best of the Best” lists.“Office Depot is dedicated to maintaining one of the best corporate supplier diversitymore...
  • 8/19/13 9:30 am EDT

    New Program Features Bullying Expert Brooks Gibbs and is Supported by Sales of Exclusive One Direction Collection at Office Depot

    BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE:ODP), a leading global provider of school supplies and services, today announced the next phase of its multi-faceted anti-bullying partnership with One Direction - a new Office Depot Foundation educational program intended to help stop bullying. The Office Depot Foundation – the independent, nonprofit philanthropic arm of Office Depot - has engaged nationally known speaker Brooks Gibbs to presentmore...
  • 8/16/13 4:03 pm EDT
    SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Photos are available on Business Wire’s Web Site and AP PhotoExpress of Nick Cannon, Award-Winning Actor, Comedian, and Host of “America’s Got Talent,” Participating in an Office Depot Foundation Back-to-School Celebration in San Diego, CA. Photo 1: Nick Cannon surrounded by some of the recipients of 3,500 Office Depot Foundation sackpacks during a Back-to-School Celebration event at an Office Depot store in San Diego. The nonprofitmore...
  • 8/8/13 6:27 pm EDT

    New Aspire CareerLink Training Center in Suburban Chicago to Provide Real-World Training for OfficeMax Careers for People with Disabilities

    OfficeMax® (NYSE: OMX), a leading provider of office and facility supplies, technology and services, this week joined Kessler Foundation, Aspire of Illinois, the Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst (APSE), the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services in launching Aspire CareerLink, a work training facility in Hillside, Ill. for people with disabilities. Themore...
  • 8/7/13 1:00 pm EDT

    New Policy Focuses on Implementation and Includes Wide Spectrum of Support from Forest Sector Stakeholders

    BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced that it has released a new greener paper purchasing policy designed to increase its use and tracking of environmentally preferable paper products. The new guidelines – drafted over a 12 month period with input from World Wildlife Fund (WWF), other Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (ENGOs) and several paper suppliers –more...