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: http://news.officedepot.com. Additional information about the recently completed merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax can be found at http://officedepotmaxmerger.com.
Office Depot aligns its business along three segments: North American Retail Division, North American Business Solutions Division and International Division. Following the date of the merger, the former OfficeMax U.S. Retail business is included in the North American Retail Division. The former OfficeMax United States and Canada Contract business is included in the North American Business Solutions Division. The former OfficeMax businesses in Australia, New Zealand and Mexico are included in the International Division.
A complete description of our operations and facilities can be found in the Company’s 2013 10-K Report.
We operate through three business segments:
North American Retail Division
The North American Retail Division sells a broad assortment of merchandise through our chain of office supply stores throughout the United States, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We currently offer office supplies, technology products and solutions, business machines and related supplies, facilities products, and office furniture from national brands as well as our own brands. Most retail stores also offer copy and print services.
At the end of 2013, the North American Retail Division operated 1,912 office supply stores, including 823 stores resulting from the merger. The count of open stores may include locations temporarily closed for remodels or other factors. We have a broad representation across North America with the largest concentration of our retail stores in Texas, Florida, California and Illinois.
North American Business Solutions Division
The North American Business Solutions Division sells nationally branded and our own brands’ office supplies, technology products, cleaning and breakroom supplies, office furniture, certain services, and other solutions to customers in Canada and the United States, including Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Office Depot customers are served by a dedicated sales force through catalogs, telesales, eCommerce sites and limited store locations in Canada. The North American Business Solutions Division also offers copy and print services.
Our contract sales channel employs a dedicated inside and field sales force that services the office supply needs to small, medium and enterprise-sized businesses. Our contract business is also partners with various schools, local, state and national governmental agencies. We also work with consortiums to sell to other governmental and nonprofit entities for nonexclusive buying arrangements.
Our direct sales channel is tailored to serve small- to medium-sized customers. Direct customers can order products from our catalogs, by phone or through our public websites (www.officedepot.com and www.officemax.com), in addition to our public website devoted to technology products (www.techdepot.com).
The International Division sells office products and services through direct mail catalogs, contract sales forces, Internet sites and retail stores, primarily through company-owned operations, but also through joint ventures, and to a lesser extent, licensing and franchise agreements, alliances and other arrangements. We also offer copy and print services to our customers in Europe through our e-commerce business and certain retail locations.
As of December 28, 2013, Office Depot sold to customers in 57 countries, including Europe, Asia/Pacific, and Latin America. Outside of North America, the company operates wholly-owned entities, majority-owned entities or participates in other ventures covering 30 countries and has alliances in an additional 25 countries. The International Division operates, through wholly-owned or majority-owned entities, 237 retail stores in France, South Korea, Sweden, New Zealand, Australia and Mexico. In addition, we participate under licensing and merchandise arrangements in South Korea, Israel, Dominican Republic and the Middle East.