Office Depot, Inc. : Office Depot Announces Partnership with Rubbermaid to Offer Industry-Leading Storage Assortment
06/25/2012| 09:10am US/Eastern
Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE:ODP), a leading global provider of office
supplies and services, today announced a new agreement with
Rubbermaid®, a leader in developing innovative, high-quality solutions
that help organize and maintain order. Through this new partnership,
Rubbermaid storage products are now available at nationwide Office Depot retail
store locations and online at www.officedepot.com.
Projected to be a $3 billion industry by the year 2015, storage and
organization solutions are in higher demand than ever before1.
As a widely recognized and trusted brand, Rubbermaid designs and markets
a full range of organization, storage and cleaning solutions to keep the
home and office neat and functional.
"We are pleased to announce this strategic partnership with one of the
leading organization brands in the U.S.," said Kevin Peters, President
of North America for Office Depot. "The new relationship ushers in
significant growth opportunities for Office Depot in the storage and
organization category and beyond, as we explore additional avenues with
the family of Newell Rubbermaid brands."
The Rubbermaid products currently available at Office Depot include
various sizes of the Roughneck®, Action Packer®
and Cleverstore® Totes, with plans to expand the category
with additional products that offer clever solutions to keep consumers'
homes, offices and lives in order.
"Rubbermaid's partnership with Office Depot exemplifies how we work with
our customers to unlock new opportunities for growth," said Todd
Boerema, Vice President of Channel Marketing at Rubbermaid. "By building
upon existing relationships with leading retailers like Office Depot, we
are uncovering new opportunities across the marketplace."
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About Office Depot
Office Depot provides office supplies and services through 1,678
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
61 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
1 Source: Bins, Baskets, and Totes Demand by Material 2011
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