Office Depot

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Office Depot, based in Delray Beach, Florida, USA, is one of the largest office supply stores in the world. In addition to regular office supplies, it also sells computers, office furniture, and offers printing and copying services. It has over 1,200 big-box retail stores in the U.S. alone. Besides its physical stores, it also sells by way of telephone, catalogs, and the internet. Competitors are Staples and OfficeMax. In 2006, sales were US$15 billion with profits of US$516 million. [1]

Ad boycott against Air America Radio

Office Depot refused to advertise on the progressive Air America Radio. In October 2006, around 90 companies, including Office Depot, told ABC Radio Networks that they did not want their ads to play on radio stations that carried Air America Radio. [2] [3] [4]

Lobbying

Office Depot spent $160,000 for lobbying in the first half of 2007. One lobbying firm was used - Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock. [5]

Personnel

Key executives and 2006 pay: [6] [7]

Selected members of the Board of Directors: [8]

Contact details

2200 Old Germantown Road
Delray Beach, FL 33445
Phone: 561-438-4800
Fax: 561-438-4001
Web: http://www.officedepot.com

References

  1. Office Depot Profile, Hoovers, accessed November 2007.
  2. Marc Fisher, "Air America, in the Throes of Victory?", The Washington Post, December 10, 2006.
  3. "Air America on Ad Blacklist?", FAIR, October 31, 2006.
  4. "Air America Blackout", FAIR.org/ABC memo, October 25, 2006.
  5. Office Depot lobbying expenses, Open Secrets, accessed November 2007.
  6. Office Depot Key Executives, Yahoo Finance, accessed November 2007.
  7. Steve Odland, Forbes, accessed November 2007.
  8. Board of Directors, Office Depot, accessed November 2007.