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Office Depot posts sales declines

Office Depot has reported the completion of its acquisition of CompuCom Systems and announced that total reported sales for the third quarter of 2017 were $2.6 billion compared to $2.8 billion in the third quarter of 2016, a decrease of 8%.

Third quarter sales include the negative impact on both the Retail and Business Solutions Divisions from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, which disrupted operations in Puerto Rico and the southeastern United States where a heavy concentration of customers are located. In the third quarter of 2017, Office Depot reported operating income of $108 million.

“I’m pleased that we were able to deliver strong cash flow in the third quarter as well as operating results that were in line with our updated outlook,” said Gerry Smith, chief executive officer of Office Depot. “Today also marks an important milestone as we have taken several important steps on a longer-term journey to transform Office Depot from a traditional provider of primarily office products into a broader product and business services platform. This transformation will leverage our stores, online presence and sales force to create a unique omnichannel platform that offers services, products and solutions focused on businesses of all sizes while generating recurring revenue growth.”



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