Office Depot and Lil Drug Store named "Best New Product" Award Winner by Convenience Store News

October 06, 2010
Boca Raton, Fla., October 6, 2010 -- Office Depot® (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of office products and services, and Lil’ Drug Store Products, Inc., a leading supplier to the convenience store class of trade, today announced that the two companies are to be honored with the 2010 CSNews Best New Product Award at this year’s National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show in Atlanta, GA. The award will be presented during a special event taking place today at the Georgia World Congress Center at 4:40 p.m.

Convenience Store News awarded Office Depot’s office supplies the Best New Product Award based on the products’ value, appearance, packaging and convenience to its customers. Office Depot supplies Lil’ Drug Store Products with an assortment of more than 25 frequently used office supplies that are sized and packaged specifically for convenience stores. Lil’ Drug Store Products distributes Office Depot products to thousands of convenience stores nationwide. Office Depot products sold include pens, scissors, envelopes, notebooks, calculators, tape, markers and more, all starting at $1.29.

“Office Depot is very appreciative of the Convenience Store News’ Best New Product Award recognition. Honors such as this showcase Office Depot’s continued customer-centric philosophy,” said Tom Markert, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation for Office Depot. “This partnership between two industry leaders caters to the interest of the on-the-go customer, providing them with the quality products they need, when they need them the most.”

“We are very excited that Office Depot and Lil’ Drug Store Products have won this prestigious award,” said Paul Rossberger, Vice President of Convenience Sales and Marketing for Lil’ Drug Store Products. “Office Depot has really hit the mark with a line of products geared towards the convenience store shopper.”

Editor’s Note: CSNews Best New Product Award will be presented at the Office Depot/Lil’ Drug Store Products Booth (#3874) in the Georgia World Congress Center.

To learn more about the products and services available at Office Depot, please visit your local Office Depot retail store location or www.officedepot.com. To become a fan of Office Depot on Facebook and receive exclusive content, offers and more, please visit www.facebook.com/officedepot. To follow Office Depot on Twitter, please visit www.twitter.com/officedepot.

To learn more about Lil’ Drug Store Products, visit www.lilidrugstore.com or www.lildrugstoresales.com.

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Lil’ Drug Store Products, Inc.
Lil' Drug Store Products, Inc., a privately held company based in Cedar Rapids, IA and founded in 1974, has more than 35 years success in the production, sales and distribution of innovative consumer healthcare products worldwide. The company’s over-the-counter health and beauty care items and general merchandise are distributed to food, drug, mass merchandise, discount and convenience stores in more than 30 countries. Lil' Drug Store Convenience Division delivers “Brands You Know in Places You Go”. Their industry leadership includes professional category management services and distribution a wide variety of products and merchandising vehicles to convenience stores, wholesalers and other classes of trade nationwide. The Convenience Division also distributes products through exclusive partnerships with brands including Carmex, Ricola and Office Depot.

About Office Depot
Every day, Office Depot is Taking Care of Business for millions of customers around the globe. For the local corner store as well as Fortune 500 companies, Office Depot provides products and services to its customers through 1,598 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs and a $4.2 billion e-commerce operation. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $12.1 billion, and employs about 41,000 associates around the world. The Company provides more office products and services to more customers in more countries than any other company, and currently sells to customers directly or through affiliates in 53 countries.

Office Depot’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP and is included in the S&P 500 Index. Additional press information can be found at: http://mediarelations.officedepot.com.

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