Historic Canadian Company Now Leading in Market with Local Brand, Backed by Strength and Global Resources of Parent Company, Industry Leader Office Depot, Inc.
TORONTO, Dec. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Grand & Toy®, a part of global office products provider Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP), today introduced its updated brand, now leading with the iconic Grand & Toy®.
"Grand & Toy has proudly served Canadian customers since 1882 and has earned a legacy built on trust and experience that businesses big and small have come to depend on," said Simon Finch, General Manager, Grand & Toy. "Our customer-first approach and business capabilities are now further enhanced by the strength and global resources of our parent, industry leader Office Depot, Inc."
The company's Canadian heritage and perspective, along with its fast growing e-Commerce platform, product selection, resources and scale, make it a unique and compelling player in the market. This change reflects the confidence in Grand & Toy's brand legacy and a strong commitment to its long-term success.
"Grand & Toy's online experience is best-in-class, while our office products professionals have extensive knowledge of product options, industry trends and best practices," said Finch. "Over the years the company has had a history of bringing innovative workplace solutions and sustainable business practices to market. Building on the 132-year-old legacy will only help the brand resonate further with our customers in Canada."
The brand update will include a new look and feel which will be reflected among various brand touch points, including the company's website.
About Grand & Toy
With a heritage that dates back to 1882, today's Grand & Toy is committed to offering sustainable solutions to Canadian business in the areas of interiors, technology, and imaging and professional services, in addition to office and facility supplies. We are one of the largest B2B office products and services providers, operating one of the country's biggest distribution networks serving customers coast-to-coast via our direct sales force and e-Commerce platform. Grand & Toy also demonstrates a firm commitment to corporate social responsibility through a comprehensive sustainability strategy that is manifested through numerous internal and external environmental and social outreach programs. For more information, visit www.grandandtoy.com.
About Office Depot, Inc.
Formed by the merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax, Office Depot, Inc. is a leading global provider of products, services, and solutions for every workplace – whether your workplace is an office, home, school or car.
Office Depot, Inc. is a resource and a catalyst to help customers work better. We are a single source for everything customers need to be more productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print and document services, business services, facilities products, furniture and school essentials.
The company has combined pro forma annual sales of approximately $17 billion, employs over 60,000 associates, and serves consumers and businesses in 57 countries with more than 2,200 retail stores, award-winning e-Commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization – all delivered through a global network of wholly owned operations, joint ventures, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company's portfolio of leading brands includes Office Depot, OfficeMax, Grand & Toy, Viking, Ativa, TUL, Foray and DiVOGA.
Office Depot, Inc.'s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at: http://news.officedepot.com/
SOURCE: Grand & Toy
For further information: Media Contact: Amy Dickson, Environics Communications (for Grand & Toy), [email protected], 416-969-2758