Office Depot to Showcase New Line of Realspace Organizing Solutions at 2011 Los Angeles Organizing Awards, National Association of Professional Organizers - Los Angeles Chapter (NAPO-LA) Gala Industry Exchange Event

Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:50am EST

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Office Depot to Showcase New Line of Realspace™ Organizing Solutions at 2011 Los Angeles Organizing Awards, National Association of Professional Organizers – Los Angeles Chapter (NAPO-LA) Gala Industry Exchange Event

Office Depot Nominated As “Best Organizing Product Retailer” at the 2011 NAPO Los Angeles Organizing Awards

Office Depot (NYSE: ODP), celebrating 25 years as a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced that the Company will be unveiling its new line of Realspace organizing solutions at the Los Angeles Organizing Awards hosted by the National Association of Professional Organizers – Los Angeles Chapter (NAPO-LA). The Gala Industry Exchange event is scheduled to take place on January 29, 2011 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Los Angeles.

The Realspace collection from Office Depot includes storage baskets, file totes, and desk accessories that all work intuitively together or effectively alone to provide customers with the tools they need to achieve an organized and efficient workspace. Products come in a variety of colors and patterns, including canvas, cork, leather and linen, allowing users to build a personal workspace that meets their organizational needs.

During the NAPO-LA Gala Industry Exchange event, organizing professionals will have the opportunity to build upon their home and office organizational skills by networking with fellow experts in the field. New for 2011, the Red Carpet Reception and Gala Industry Exchange precede the annual Los Angeles Organizing Awards ceremony, and for the first time will feature exhibitors that will allow attendees to experience first hand the industry’s latest products and services.

In addition to participating in the NAPO-LA Industry Exchange event, Office Depot has been recognized as a finalist in the “Best Organizing Product Retailer” category for the NAPO Los Angeles Chapter’s 2011 Organizing Awards. Winners will be announced during an award ceremony following the NAPO-LA Gala Industry Exchange event on January 29, 2011.

"Having Office Depot nominated in the ‘Best Organizing Product Retailer’ category by the members of NAPO-LA is truly an honor,” said Tim Milano, Vice President, Private Brand for Office Depot. “These are the front-line organization experts who see organization challenges and opportunities every day, and we are grateful that Office Depot’s ongoing commitment to provide innovative organizing solutions has been recognized."

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About Office Depot

Celebrating 25 years as a leading global provider of office supplies and services, Office Depot is Taking Care of Business for millions of customers around the globe. For the local corner store as well as Fortune 500 companies, Office Depot provides products and services to its customers through 1,600 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs and a $4.1 billion e-commerce operation. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $12.1 billion, and employs about 41,000 associates around the world. The Company provides more office products and services to more customers in more countries than any other company, and currently sells to customers directly or through affiliates in 53 countries.

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