Item description for Office Depot: Taking Care of Business by Jeffrey L. Rodengen...
In 1986, when warehouse superstores first began to open around the country, three entrepreneurs decided to start a new kind of superstore a place where small- and medium- sized businesses could obtain the same discounts that large corporations received. They called their budding enterprise Office Depot. Thanks in large part to ultra-low prices and assertive marketing, Office Depot experienced explosive growth during its first decade, quickly becoming the fastest-growing office supply store in the nation. Office Depot waded ahead of the competition, expanding internationally, diversifying into business-to-business sales, and jumping to the forefront of the Internet revolution. At the turn of the century, when Office Depot experienced a defining period in its evolution, the company s executive team undertook several new management initiatives geared to making Office Depot a more compelling place to work, shop, and invest. The company s U.S. retail operations were invigorated, its international and e-commerce business flourished, and a world-class warehouse and distribution network took Office Depot to the next level. Today, Office Depot provides more office products and services to more customers in more countries than any other company. With annual sales of nearly $15 billion, Office Depot is a leader in every distribution channel from retail stores and contract delivery to catalogs and e-commerce. Internationally, the company conducts business in more than 20 countries. Office Depot has become an industry leader in the areas of efficiency and productivity, and has been widely recognized for its commitment to environmental performance, philanthropy, and diversity. Office Depot associates are able to celebrate their company s 20th anniversary, secure in the knowledge that they belong to one of the world s greatest corporations.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.5" Width: 9.2" Height: 0.8" Weight: 2.5 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2006
Publisher Write Stuff Syndicate
ISBN 193202221X ISBN13 9781932022216
Reviews - What do customers think about Office Depot: Taking Care of Business?
If you need to know everything about Office Depot, this is the book for you! Sep 20, 2008
A little over a year ago I did my business capstone project on Office Depot. I was SHOCKED to say the least when I discovered this book here on this site. Didn't know such a thing would actually exist! Purchased immediately, and found the information within it so valuable. I got most of the information (minus the current in depth financials) I needed for my group's huge paper from this book. It covers pretty much the entire history of the company, inside and out.
And now that the paper is over, I have an awesome, hard cover, full color, glossy paged book sitting on my bookshelf. Oh yeah. Great conversation starter: "So, *why* exactly do you have a hard cover book on Office Depot?"