With 25 years as a global office supply and service provider, Office Depot has perfected its service to the home-owner and small business owner customer. To maintain that quality service, in keeping with the ever changing retail industry, Office Depot recently held a grand re-opening for its remodeled 21-year-old Tampa store located at 10057 E. Adamo Dr.
The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce President, Melissa Snively was in attendance and praised the store in her opening remarks. “As a small business owner, I know what the needs are,” she said, expressing her pleasure at being able to be in attendance to show support.
To celebrate the community that makes up its customer base, store manager Steve Schuster presented three local non-profit organizations; Hillsborough Kids, Children’s Cancer Center and The Children’s Home, with a $200 check each, courtesy of the Office Depot Foundation. In addition to that was a donation of 200 children’s book bags packed with school supplies.
Accepting the check for Hillsborough Kids, an organization in place to aid and assist abused and neglected children, was Chairman of the Board, Mindy Murphy, who expressed her gratitude and the impact of this donation to the kids, explained, “Nothing is more normal than being able to go back to school with a new backpack.”
The store, open since 1990, took four weeks to remodel and has always proven to be a great market for the Office Depot to test company changes because of its high volume traffic base and loyal vocal customers. This new store front is one of three similar stores in the area, with the other two located in Sarasota and Winter Haven.
The space is 7,000 sq. ft. smaller than consistent customers are used but the easy-to-navigate floor plan is focused on facilitating efficiency. As Loss Prevention District Manager, Shayna Coonin explained with the question, “is the customer finding what they need with ease?”
Other changes include, clear, more direct aisle signage, the tile and concrete floors are now carpet and products have been grouped together in visible, organized sections. Office supplies are grouped on one side while electronics on the other and furniture is placed in the back to ease consultation. The Business Service area for photocopying and faxing is now at the front right by the cash registers.
For more information, contact Office Depot at 654-8111.