Office Depot Releases Fifth Annual Catalog Dedicated to Products from Historically Underutilized Bus

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Office Depot Releases Fifth Annual Catalog Dedicated to Products from Historically Underutilized Businesses

2013 Catalog Highlights Nearly 1,800 Products Offered by Certified Minority-, Women-, Disabled-, and Veteran-Owned Businesses

BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Office Depot, Inc. (NYS: ODP) , a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced the release of the Company's 2013 Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) catalog, which highlights select HUB suppliers and an assortment of nearly 1,800 items ranging from writing instruments and binders, picture frames, and eco-friendly cleaning products.

Office Depot was the first in the office supplies industry to create such a catalog in 2009 and remains the only company within the industry to have one. The HUB catalog features Office Depot's complete assortment of products sold by HUB vendors and is available to Office Depot's Business Solutions Division (BSD) customers.

HUBs are historically underutilized, under-marketed, and often misunderstood enterprises. Examples include certified minority-, women-, disabled-, and veteran-owned businesses. By purchasing from Office Depot's HUB catalog, customers are able to fulfill their second-tier HUB spending requirements. Additionally, Office Depot hopes to inspire future HUB suppliers to participate in the Company's sourcing opportunity process so that they can be identified, and their products can be included in future catalogs.

"Our HUB catalog helps contribute to the success of these businesses, while also identifying potential new HUB vendors for broader exposure and growth," said Steve Calkins, Senior Vice President of the North American Business Solutions Division for Office Depot. "This year's HUB Catalog includes seven new vendors which will significantly enhance the assortment and value of our HUB product offering to our customers."

Customers can order the 2013 Office Depot HUB Catalog from or using SKU#145-298 in the search box.

For more information on Office Depot's diversity initiatives, please visit

About Office Depot

Office Depot provides office supplies and services through 1,628 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs, and global e-commerce operations. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $10.7 billion, employs about 38,000 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:

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