Office Depot E-Business (Abridged)

  • Reference: DARDEN-BP-0524-E

  • Number of pages: 11

  • Publication Date: Jan 21, 2009

  • Source: Darden University of Virginia (USA)

  • Type of Document: Case

  • Industry Setting: Technology

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This case is an excellent illustration of offline/online integration. Office Depot used its supply chain, systems integration, and existing offline channel strengths to overcome competitive online threats from pure Internet players and other office-products-category players. Students get to consider the critical strategic options for overall strategy, pricing, product line, promotion, and business integration.


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