By Mark Sutton
Major IT and office supplies chain opens first Middle East store in Kuwait
Office Depot has opened its first store in the Middle East, as part of a planned expansion across the region.
The office supplies retailer, which stocks a wide range of IT products, has opened a 900 square metre store at The Avenues mall in Safat, Kuwait.
The store is being operated in partnership with franchise operator MH Alshaya Co, and includes general office supplies, computer supplies, business machines and related supplies, and office furniture.
In IT, the company is selling a large range of solutions, including laptops, consumables and accessories from brands including BlackBerry, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Apple, HP, Microsoft, Samsung, Acer, Sony, Brother, Netgear, Buffalo, Seagate, Western Digital, Iomega, Targus, Kensington, and CaseLogic among others.
Mohammed Alshaya, executive chairman of M.H. Alshaya Co commented: “We are excited to launch this unique store concept in Kuwait. As the leading retailer in the region we are always determined to offer customers innovative ideas and concepts. Office Depot is the first supplier for businesses and individuals offering to Kuwait’s market full range of products and services fulfilling and exceeding customers' needs, all under one roof.”
The Office Depot chain, which was founded in the US, is a major retailers of IT solutions for businesses and consumers, with over 1,600 stores worldwide.
John Moore, business director of Office Depot in the Middle East said “Office Depot is all about making life easier. ‘Taking Care Of Business’ is the company motto we live by and we truly believe in.
“This slogan is not only referring to our dominant range of quality products and services, but also to the support and advisory service we provide to all our customers. By combining a high quality office supply products, services and years of experience, we support our customers in finding complete solutions for their businesses and specific requirements. Outstanding service for competitive pricing is a main strength of Office Depot, making it a unique and trustworthy partner for customers all around the world,” he added.For all the latest tech news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.