Profile: Office Depot Inc (ODP.O)
Office Depot, Inc. (Office Depot), incorporated on September 12, 1986, is a provider of office products and services. The Company sells products and services to consumers through three segments: North American Retail Division, North American Business Solutions Division and International Division. Sales for these Divisions are processed through various channels, consisting of office supply stores, a contract sales force, Internet sites, an outbound telephone account management sales force, direct marketing catalogs and call centers, all supported by a network of supply chain facilities and delivery operations. It operates under the Office Depot and OfficeMax brands. It also offers products under various labels, including Foray, Ativa, TUL, Realspace, WorkPro, Brenton Studio, Highmark, Grand & Toy and Viking Office Products. It offers its products under supplies, technology, furniture and other categories. The supplies category includes products, such as paper, binders, writing instruments, cleaning and breakroom items, and school supplies. The technology category includes products, such as desktop and laptop computers, monitors, tablets, printers, ink and toner, cables, software, digital cameras, telephones, and wireless communications products, as well as services for technology products. The furniture and other category include products, such as desks, chairs, luggage, sales in its copy and print centers, and other miscellaneous items.
North American Retail Division
The North American Retail Division sells an assortment of merchandise through its chain of office supply stores throughout the United States, including Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. The Company offers products and services in various categories, including supplies, technology, furniture and others. The North American Retail Division operates approximately 1,560 office supply stores. The majority of the Company's retail stores are located in leased facilities that average over 20,000 square feet.
North American Business Solutions Division
The North American Business Solutions Division sells nationally branded and its own brands' products and services to customers in Canada and the United States, including Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands. Office Depot customers are served by a sales force, through catalogs, telesales and through the Company's Internet sites. The North American Business Solutions Division also offers copy and print services. Office Depot Copy & Print Depot provide printing, digital imaging, reproduction, mailing, shipping through United Parcel Service (UPS), FedEx, the United States Postal Service and other services. The Company also maintains availability of personal computer support and network installation service that provides in-home, in-office and in-store support for technology needs. The contract sales channel employs a sales force that services the office supply needs of a range of small, medium and large-sized businesses. The Company also operates a network of distribution centers (DC) and crossdock facilities across the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Certain of the Company's DCs operate as flow-through facilities where merchandise is sorted for distribution and shipped to fulfill the inventory needs of its retail stores and customers. The Company operates over 40 DC and crossdock facilities in the United States and Canada.
The Company's International Division sells office products and services through direct mail catalogs, contract sales forces, Internet sites, retail stores, and through licensing, franchising, alliances and other arrangements. It also offers copy and print services to customers in Europe through its e-commerce business and certain retail locations. The International Division sold to customers in approximately 60 countries throughout Europe, Asia/Pacific and Latin America, including wholly owned operations in approximately 20 countries and through licensing and franchise agreements, cross-border transactions, alliances and other arrangements in over 40 countries. It offers sales through delivery channels, including contract, call centers and the Internet. Retail operations consists of approximately 150 stores in France, South Korea, Sweden, New Zealand and Australia and participates under licensing and merchandise arrangements in certain countries in Latin America, Europe and Asia.
The Company competes with Amazon.com and Walmart.
Office Depot Inc
6600 N Military Trl
BOCA RATON FL 33496-2434