Office Depot acquires Allied Office Products

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Delray Beach, Fla.—Office Depot announced it has acquired Allied Office Products, a $300 million office products and services company with a strong presence in the Northeast. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Allied sells office supplies, break room and coffee services, janitorial supplies, computer products, custom printing, managed print services, promotional items, office furniture and design services.

"Allied's strength in the Northeast will continue to broaden Office Depot's presence in this important region, while their ability to meet the diverse needs of legal and medical customers will further our expansion in key vertical markets," said Steve Odland, chairman-CEO of Office Depot.

Allied's management team, including Howard Brown, chairman-CEO, and his son Michael, who is president, will remain with the company as part of the management team within Office Depot's North American Business Solutions Division.

—Carol Krol

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