In the wake of closing over 100 stores in North America, they now have plans to open a new store in the Dominican Republic. Office Depot’s Vice President Ernst Wessel is quoted to have said “Office Depot is excited to open our first store in the Dominican Republic and we are looking forward to expanding our footprint in the Caribbean territory. We’ve had considerable success with our franchise model in the Middle East. We believe that the Office Depot business is particularly suitable and attractive as a franchising concept for certain territories and we are actively looking to grow this part of our business in a number of overseas markets.”

Office Depot is a global supplier of small business products and services ranging from paper and paper clips to office furniture, computers and commercial electronics. The Dominican Republic store will be opened in Santo Domingo at Galeria 360 on John F. Kennedy Ave.

They are also planning to open three more stores in the DR and already has stores in areas in Central America and Puerto Rico in the Caribbean. Stores are also in operation in the middle east in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and in Kuwait.

Source: Office Depot