OfficeMax, Inc. engages in the distribution of both business-to-business and retail office products. It operates through the following segments: Contract and Retail. The Contract segment distributes a broad line of items for the office, including office supplies and paper, technology products and solutions, office furniture, print and document services. It sells directly to large corporate and government offices, as well as to small and medium-sized offices in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. This segment markets and sells products through field salespeople, outbound telesales, catalogs, the Internet and in some markets, including Canada, Australia and New Zealand, through office products stores. The Retail segment is engaged in retail distribution of office supplies and paper, print and document services, technology products and solutions and office furniture. This segment also contracts with national retail chains to supply office and school supplies to be sold in their stores. The company was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Naperville, IL.