Office Depot, Inc.
Office Depot, Inc. distributes and sells office supplies It operates through three business segments: North American Retail, North American Business Solutions and International Division. The North American Retail Division sells a broad assortment of merchandise through a chain of office supply stores in the United States and Canada. The company offers general office supplies, computer supplies, business machines and related supplies, and office furniture from national brands as well as its own private brands. The North American Business Solutions Division sells nationally branded and private brand office supplies, technology products, furniture and services by means of a dedicated sales force, through catalogs and electronically through its internet sites. The International Division sells office products and services through direct mail catalogs, contract sales forces, internet sites and retail stores, using a mix of company-owned operations, joint ventures, licensing and franchise agreements, alliances and other arrangements. Office Depot was founded by F. Patrick Sher, Stephen Dougherty and Jack Kopkin in March 1986 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL.