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Corporate United Awards Office Supplies and Solutions Contract to Office Depot, Inc.

Agreement enables Office Depot, Inc. to provide office supplies and solutions to Corporate United member companies

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 6:05 am EDT



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"Office Depot was clearly the best partner for our new Office Supplies and Solutions program"

BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE:ODP), a leading global provider of office products, services and solutions formed by the merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax, today announced it has been awarded a $100M-plus contract for office supplies and other office solutions by Corporate United following a competitive solicitation process. Corporate United is one of the nation’s largest horizontal indirect group purchasing organizations.

“Office Depot is proud to have the opportunity to partner with Corporate United to provide our customers with unprecedented value, selection and the highest quality products,” said Steve Calkins, executive vice president, business solutions division for Office Depot, Inc. "With this agreement in place, Corporate United members now have access to Office Depot’s industry-leading knowledge, experience and comprehensive product and service offerings."

"Office Depot was clearly the best partner for our new Office Supplies and Solutions program,” said Gary Como, vice president of sourcing for Corporate United. "Not only will members see enhanced speed to savings with our new agreement that features web-based pricing, but also continuous improvement through intensive contract and supplier relationship management.”

Corporate United offers an enhanced approach to ongoing contract and supplier management providing its more than 240 corporate members and suppliers with a collaborative community to help optimize efficiency and cost savings.

The new agreement with Office Depot includes office supplies, furniture, technology products and copy and print services provided at significant discounts and savings to eligible member companies.

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 combined pro forma annual sales of approximately $17 billion, employs more than 60,000 associates, and serves consumers and businesses in 57 countries with more than 2,000 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, DiVOGA, Ativa, WorkPRO, Realspace and HighMark.

Office Depot, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at:

Additional information about the recently completed merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax can be found at

About Corporate United

Founded in 1997, Corporate United is the market leader in providing managed supplier and contract solutions to its more than 240 member companies. The membership, representing up to $1 billion in indirect spend, creates the leverage behind the most unique service offerings available to buying organizations within and beyond the Fortune 1000.

Corporate United combines this leverage with its proprietary industry intelligence to expertly manage more than 30 indirect spend categories. The result is exponential improvement for their members and continuous efficiency for suppliers.

Corporate United is based in Westlake, Ohio with regional offices throughout the U.S. The company was recently named to the Inc. 5,000 list of the nation’s fastest growing companies for the seventh consecutive year.

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Learn more about the Office Supplies and Solutions by downloading the brochure at


Office Depot, Inc.
Owen Torres, 561-438-7059
Corporate United
Jennifer Frimel, 440-339-5591