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Office Depot Updates Houston Stores

Houston – Office Depot will formally unveil its newest store
format here this week.

The new design, which has been deployed here in 13 recently
remodeled locations, features a number of changes and enhancements designed to
improve the customer shopping experience, the No. 2 office-supply chain said.

Updates include clear, colorful signage and a simple-to-navigate
floor plan that places technology products and the copy and print department on
the left side of the store, office supplies on the right, and the cashiers in
the front.

The new format is based on customer feedback and shopping
patterns, the company said.

To herald the remodels, the chain is holding a grand re-opening
celebration this Wednesday at its Highway 45 North store that will feature a
special ribbon-cutting appearance by three-time and reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series champion Tony Stewart.

Stewart, who drives the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet
Impala in the Sprint Cup Series, will assist the Office Depot Foundation with
check presentations and donations of new children’s sackpacks to three local
non-profit organizations and will hold an autograph session for 300 fans. A
replica of Stewart’s No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 show car will be on display in
the store’s parking lot along with racing simulators, and the retailer will provide
customers with free No. 14-licensed merchandise with purchases of $15, $25, $50
or $125 on the day of the event.

“It’s really great to be a part of this ribbon-cutting
celebration for 13 newly remodeled Office Depot stores in the Houston area,”
said Stewart. “Office Depot is all about taking care of its customers every
day, and the updated features and more convenient setup in the store will help
them save time. I’m also very proud to be supporting the contributions being
made by the Office Depot Foundation to local non-profit organizations. It’s
going to be an exciting day for everyone involved.”