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Office Depot
Office Depot, Inc.
Public
Traded as
Industry Specialty retail
Founded October 1986; 31 years ago (1986-10)
Founder F. Patrick Sher
Headquarters Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Number of locations
1,378 (December 2017)[1]
Area served
North America
Key people
Products Office supplies, Technology, Furniture, Copy & Print, Shipping Services
Brands Office Depot, OfficeMax, Grand & Toy, Viking Direct, Ativa, TUL, Foray, Realspace, DiVOGA
Revenue DecreaseUS$10.240 billion (2017)[1]
DecreaseUS$341 million (2017)[1]
DecreaseUS$181 million (2017)[1]
IncreaseUS$6.323 billion (2017)[1]
IncreaseUS$2.120 billion (2017)[1]
Number of employees
~45,000 (January 2018)[1]
Subsidiaries OfficeMax
Grand & Toy
CompuCom
Website officedepot.com

Office Depot, Inc. is an American office supply retailing company headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, United States. The company has combined annual sales of approximately $14 billion, and employs about 66,000 associates with businesses in 59 countries. The company operates 1,400 retail stores, e-commerce sites and a business-to-business sales organization.

The company's portfolio of brands includes Office Depot, OfficeMax, Grand & Toy, Ativa, TUL, Foray, Realspace, and DiVOGA.[2]

History

An Office Depot store in Thornhill, Ontario. Due to continued profitability issues, this store began a liquidation sale in 2011 and was closed several days later.
Office Depot's first (now closed) "green" store in Austin, Texas
Office Depot store located in North Lauderdale, Florida

Office Depot was founded in October 1986 by F. Patrick Sher, Stephen Doughtery, and Jack Kopkin, who became the company's chairman and chief executive officer, the president, and executive vice president respectively. All three were formerly associated with Mr. HOW Warehouse, a home improvement company that Sher sold to Service Merchandise in 1983.[] The first store, located at the Lakes Mall in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, opened in October 1986.[3]

The company announced its initial public offering of stock and went public in 1988.[4][5] In 1991, it merged with Office Club, which provided an expansion to the West Coast.[6]

Office Depot entered the European and Australian direct mail market after acquiring Viking Direct in 1998. In 2002, Viking Direct expanded to Central America with new retail stores in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Costa Rica through a joint licensing agreement.[7]

Merger and proposed acquisition

On February 20, 2013, it was announced that Office Depot and OfficeMax would combine in an all stock deal, pending regulatory approval and stockholder approval.[8] The merger was completed on November 5, 2013.[9][10]

Office Depot location in Torrance, California

In 2014, Office Depot announced the closure of 400 stores due to declining sales and customer migration to e-retailers.[11]

On February 4, 2015, it was announced that rival Staples had agreed to purchase Office Depot, in a cash and stock deal worth approximately $6.3 billion. However, the Federal Trade Commission voted to block the merger in December 2015.[12][13] The United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted the FTC a preliminary injunction against the merger on May 10, 2016, resulting in the proposed merger's termination.[14]

In 2017, Gerry Smith was named as the company's new CEO, effective February 27. Smith was the chief operating officer at Lenovo Group.[15][16]

Environmental initiatives

Office Depot storefront in East Palo Alto, California

Office Depot reduced its electricity and absolute carbon-dioxide emissions from North American facilities by over 10% in 2006 after a $20 million investment in energy efficiency initiatives.[17]

Office Depot built a LEED Gold-certified retail store in Austin, Texas, in April 2008.[18] The Boca Raton headquarters was also awarded LEED Gold certification in September 2010.[19]

Sponsorships

In January 2005, Office Depot became a partner of NASCAR, with the title "Official Office Products Partner of NASCAR".[20][21] In the same year, the company signed on as the primary sponsor of the #99 Ford Fusion, owned by Roush Fenway Racing and previously driven by Carl Edwards. They sponsored Edwards until the end of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. In December 2008, Office Depot announced that it would become the co-primary sponsor for Tony Stewart and the No. 14 Chevrolet at Stewart-Haas Racing in 2009.[22] In September 2012, Office Depot announced it would not renew sponsorship with Tony Stewart or Stewart-Haas Racing.[23]

In November 2012, Office Depot partnered with the Born This Way Foundation to sell limited edition office supplies and give 25% of earnings to the organization.[24][25]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Office Depot, Inc. 2017 Annual Report (Form 10-K)". sec.gov. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. February 2018. 
  2. ^ Reyes, Robin (17 March 2016). "Office Depot Adds More Than 4% - Amazon Eyeing Office Depot's Corporate Business, Which Could Help Clear Staples Merger". Sonoran Weekly Review. Retrieved 2016. 
  3. ^ Gale, Kevin. "1986 Flashback: The birth of Office Depot in Lauderdale Lakes Mall". Sun-Sentinel.com. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "BRIEFS". The New York Times. 1988-12-15. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ Cheng, Evelyn (2016-05-11). "Dow closes down more than 200 points; retail plunges, posts worst day since 2011". CNBC. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ "Office Club merger into Office Depot completed". UPI. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "Viking Direct Enters Spanish E-Commerce and Catalog Market". DMN. 2001-12-13. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "Office Depot, OfficeMax to Merge to Compete With Staples". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2013. 
  9. ^ Dhanya Skariachan (5 November 2013). "Office Depot closes deal to buy OfficeMax". Reuters. 
  10. ^ "Office Depot and OfficeMax Complete Merger". news.officedepot.com/. Retrieved 2014. 
  11. ^ "Office Depot to close 400 US stores, posts loss". CNBC. 2014-05-06. Retrieved . 
  12. ^ Kosman, Josh. "FTC votes to block Staples merger with Office Depot". New York Post. Retrieved 2015. 
  13. ^ Kosman, Josh. "FTC has no interest in allowing Staples' acquisition of Office Depot/". New York Post. Retrieved 2016. 
  14. ^ Bartz, Diane. "Staples, Office Depot scrap merger deal after judge rules for FTC". Reuters. Retrieved 2016. 
  15. ^ Kilgore, Tomi. "Office Depot names Gerry Smith as new CEO". MarketWatch. Retrieved . 
  16. ^ Pounds, Marcia Heroux. "Office Depot names Lenovo executive Gerry Smith new CEO". Sun-Sentinel.com. Retrieved . 
  17. ^ "Taking Care of (Green) Business: Office Depot's Environmental Initiatives Now Include a Nationwide Spec of the XLERATOR® Hand Dryer". 
  18. ^ "Office Depot receives LEED Gold Certification". Green Momentum. January 19, 2009. Archived from the original on January 26, 2009. Retrieved 2018. 
  19. ^ "Office Depot's Florida HQ gets LEED-Gold certification". World Interior Design Network. September 30, 2010. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved 2018. 
  20. ^ "Power - NASCARPartners". nascarpartners.com. Archived from the original on June 15, 2008. Retrieved 2018. 
  21. ^ "Office Depot Inks Deal to Be Official NASCAR(R) Partner | Office Depot Online Newsroom". news.officedepot.com. Retrieved . 
  22. ^ "Sponsors 2009". stewart-hass-racing.com. Archived from the original on December 19, 2008. Retrieved 2018. 
  23. ^ "Tony Stewart loses Office Depot as primary sponsor". USA Today. Retrieved 2015. 
  24. ^ "Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation Partners With Office Depot - ARTISTdirect News". Artistdirect.com. Retrieved . 
  25. ^ "MTV Style | Born This Way Foundation Sells Bravery Bracelets At Office Depot". Style.mtv.com. 2012-07-16. Retrieved . 

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