Office Depot reports drop in sales
| 13 November, 2019
Office Depot reported sales for the third quarter of 2019 of $2.8 billion, a decrease of 4% compared to the third quarter of 2018. The decrease in revenue over the same period last year was primarily the result of lower sales in the Retail division, driven by lower same store sales combined with fewer retail stores, and lower sales in the CompuCom and BSD divisions. Product sales in the third quarter were down 3% relative to the prior year period.
"Under strong new leadership in both our Business Solutions Division (BSD) and CompuCom Division, we are taking actions to develop a more robust sales pipeline for future growth. Some of these actions have had an adverse impact on near term revenue, however they position us to compete more effectively going forward. Our B2B businesses were complemented by strong execution in our Retail Division which drove significant improvements in profitability. Moving forward, we will continue to benefit from our robust B2B supply chain, expanding set of products and services, refined focus at CompuCom, and strong balance sheet, collectively, to capture profitable growth in the future,” he added.