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Office Depot unveils tenth supplier catalogue

June 1, 2018

Over 1,800 products are displayed in the publication, offered by “small and diverse-owned businesses.”

Office Depot Inc., a provider of business services and supplies, products and technology solutions, has announced the release of the company’s tenth edition of its Diverse Supplier Catalogue.

The catalogue highlights an assortment of more than 1,800 items ranging from paper and toner, to presentation boards, writing instruments, school supplies, furniture, technology and desk accessories, with more than 600 products also containing eco-attributes or eco-labels.

Office Depot was the first in the office supplies industry to create such a catalogue in 2009. The Diverse Supplier Catalogue features Office Depot’s complete assortment of products sold by diverse vendors and is available to the company’s Business Solutions Division (BSD) customers. Office Depot’s diverse suppliers are certified minority-, women-, disabled-, LGBT-, veteran-owned and small businesses.

“Through our supplier diversity program, we’re proud to offer an exceptional array of innovative, top-quality products and services. Our customers know we’re constantly looking for additional items to offer to them,” said Janet Schijns, EVP, Chief Merchandising and Services Officer for Office Depot, Inc. “The 2018 Diverse Supplier Catalogue helps our customers succeed in their supplier diversity purchasing initiatives, while also supporting small and diverse-owned businesses growth and prosperity.”

New vendors to the catalogue include DevMar Products, a woman- and minority-owned cleaning and janitorial supplier with patent-pended technology for a healthy workplace; Ergo Desktop, a woman-owned small business that offers ergonomic desktop products; Bonita’s International, a woman-owned business that offers fashionable employee ID jewellery; Barker Creek, a woman-owned small business that offers fashion-forward K-12 classroom décor sets and educational materials; and Corporate Distribution Services Inc., a minority-owned business that provides candies for every occasion.

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