Office Depot Remodels Store in Salisbury with Entirely New Concept Designed by Customers, for Customers

  Office Depot Remodels Store in Salisbury with Entirely New Concept Designed
  by Customers, for Customers

Business Wire

SALISBURY, N.C. -- January 11, 2013

Office Depot® (NYSE:ODP) has redesigned a local store to build an entirely new
experience for its Salisbury customers. The Office Depot store at 715 E. Innes
St. was remodeled to encourage customers to interact more with products, with
Office Depot associates, and with each other – all in a brand new store
designed around the way customers want to shop.

The redesigned Office Depot store goes way beyond mere cosmetic changes. Once
inside, consumers are welcomed to the new bluwire store-within-a-store
featuring the coolest tech and mobility products such as cases for iPhone® 5,
accessories for iPad® and MacBook®, Beats© by Dre headphones, and wireless
speakers – with the vast majority of these products being new to Office Depot.
bluwire is best known for its highly successful tech and mobility products
offered in select airports around the country.

In fact, the remodeled Salisbury Office Depot store features a PC Bar where
people can sit down, plug in their laptop or tablet and get to work. There is
also a computer rental station, free Wi-Fi throughout the store, a recharge
station and free, self-serve coffee available between the hours of 8 a.m. – 10
a.m., and 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. on weekdays.

Interactivity is one of the key features of the new store with several touch
screen displays throughout the store where consumers can order any product
from OfficeDepot.com if they are unable to find it on store shelves. And best
of all, delivery is free. ^ 1 It is not just in Salisbury either. If customers
are unable to find what they are looking for while shopping in any of our
1,100 retail stores, they can purchase it online with the assistance of an
in-store sales associate and it will be shipped for free.

A full offering of business services are in the center – at the heart – of
this remodeled store. The Print Shop provides same-day business cards,
copying, document shredding, custom printing, and packing and shipping, making
Office Depot a virtual back office for small business.

Office Depot’s Tech Services provides computer repair, network set-up,
software installation, virus removal and more.

The Salisbury Office Depot Store #547 employs approximately 14 associates. It
houses nearly 4,500 products – everything from furniture and office supplies
to technology.

George Barnett, Store Manager of Office Depot store #547, has managed this
location for his entire eight-year career with Office Depot. He has resided in
the Salisbury area for four years.

Store hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 8
p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You also can reach this Office Depot store
by phone at 704-636-1630.

To learn more about the products and services available atOffice Depot,
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About Office Depot

Office Depot provides office supplies and services through 1,675 worldwide
retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs, and global
e-commerce operations. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $11.5
billion, employs about 39,000 associates, and serves customers in 60 countries
around the world.

Office Depot’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the
symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at:
http://mediarelations.officedepot.com and http://socialpress.officedepot.com/.

Click here to view a video of the new store concept

^1 Excludes Copy & Print (CPD) promotional items

Contact:

Office Depot
Elise Askenazi, 561-438-1447
elise.askenazi@officedepot.com