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Office Depot, Inc. Founded in 1986, is one of the world's largest sellers of office products and an industry leader in every distribution channel, including stores, direct mail, contract delivery, the Internet and business-to-business electronic commerce.
    Office Depot, Inc. is a global supplier of office products and services. The company was incorporated in 1986 with the opening of our first retail store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In fiscal year 2008, we sold $14.5 billion of products and services to consumers and businesses of all sizes through our three business segments: North American Retail Division, North American Business Solutions Division and International Division. Sales are processed through multiple channels, consisting of office supply stores, a contract sales force, an outbound telephone account management sales force, internet sites, direct marketing catalogs and call centers, all supported by our network of crossdocks, warehouses and delivery operations.

The goal of the Office Depot Tier One Program is to develop a nationally-scoped network of viable, independently-owned HUBs*.

Office Depot is committed to:

    • Developing an alternative growth vehicle that increases market share position
    • Strengthening our position within Minority, Women, and Small Business Segments
    • Initiating job creation, economic and business development in markets served
    • Facilitating establishment of new Minority- and Women-owned businesses

Tier One Partner Benefits

A prominent feature that sets the Office Depot Tier One Program apart from our competitors is the mentor-protégé support we provide our partners. This benefit allows for training and development of our Tier One partners that leads to their long-term growth and economic viability.
    We combine world-class e-commerce, distribution, and product assortment capabilities to give Tier One partners a superior position in the marketplace and maximum opportunity for profitable growth. Office Depot provides product, order fulfillment, and a shared services package (customer service, sales and marketing support, etc.) that benefits our Tier One partners with:
    • Brand association
    • Purchasing power
    • Efficient supply chain
    • Marketing expertise
    • Training expertise
    • E-commerce platform
    • Mentor-protégé support

Tier One Customer Benefits

Our Tier One Program will strengthen the competitive position of Office Depot by providing customers with a legitimate and viable solution to their supplier diversity needs. Tier One customers benefit from:
    • Broader Product Assortment
    • Easier Order Entry Options
    • Enhanced Distribution Capabilities
    • Enhanced Customer Service
    • MWDVE Purchasing Credit

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