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Build a strategic retail consolidation program with OFFICE DEPOT

As the UK retail industry comes under continued pressure to cut costs and increase efficiency across all facets of operations, one way to reduce expenditure is to review spend management and consolidate your supply chain.

And this is where goods not for retail (GNFR) plays a key role, accounting for around 25% of a high-street store’s operating cost. Tightening this spend and creating a truly holistic GNFR purchasing strategy can give retailers a competitive edge.

A strategic retail consolidation programme should begin by moving from multiple vendors to a single, trusted partnership in order to decrease the total cost of procurement, reduce workloads, increase quality and compliance, enhance control and visibility of expenditure, and improve distribution. This, in turn, can bolster sustainably credentials.

THE OFFICE DEPOT DIFFERENCE

Unlike many other suppliers, Office Depot provide a truly customer-centric experience across all aspects of our business.

As specialists in supply chain consolidation, as well as wider end-to-end business solutions to ensure clients operate effectively and efficiently, Office Depot works alongside customers as a strategic partner – providing a one-stop solution for your store’s supplies and services.

Industry leading, easy to use online procurement platform

Sustainable product options and responsible business solutions

Tail spend experts and dedicated account management

The widest product choice and best prices

One order, one delivery, one invoice

Ultimate control and visibility of expenditure

A true consolidated solution

WE'RE PART OF PARAGON GROUP

OT Group has been established for over 130 years, with 610 employees.​

PLACED 2ND IN SUNDAY TIMES TOP TRACK 250​

PRIVATELY OWNED BUSINESS​

WITH CUSTOMERS ACROSS EUROPE AND AMERICA​

A £1BN+ ORGANISATION​

DRIVEN BY ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT​

VISION TO BE NUMBER 1 IN EVERY CHOSEN MARKET​

DEDICATED ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

Our expert retail team are well-versed when it comes to helping large-scale organisations gain control of indirect spend. And, with solid stock levels and strong, reliable relationships, we’re agile and can react quickly to your needs – allowing your staff to stay on the shop floor with your customers, instead of handling multiple orders, invoices, and deliveries.

EXPERIENCED AND TALENTED TEAM

Entrepreneurial spirit, quick to act, proactive & innovative

On-shore customer service support

Key experience and knowledge across industry sectors

Continuous development to ensure ongoing high performance

Dedicated implementation team to ensure a smooth transition

TAIL MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTS

Our UK Tail Management Procurement team have a wealth of experience in supply chain management and have worked with leading organisations for over 15 years to help manage their tail spend effectively.

With many diverse customers, we regularly provide a varied range of products. In fact, there are endless possibilities – if it’s a product, then we can source it for you.

Your organisation will benefit from a dedicated account manager, who will act as an extension of your team to provide an unrivalled customer experience. Our Account Managers have a wealth of knowledge and experience working with public sector and government bodies to drive down costs and control expenditure.

Working together with the Retail Industry...

As part of the OT Group, we work with many of the UK’s leading companies and brands. As one of the top names in the market, we would be proud to serve procurement needs.

retail specific products and services

Store signs & display screens 

Charity token boxes

Staff PPE 

Hangers and tags

Store lighting

Recycling bins

Stock room racking

Workwear and uniforms

Sustainable packaging

First aid

Printers & till rolls

Innovation is what we do

Retail technology

Digital Marketing

Improve your customer experience through data led digital journeys and experiences.

RFID Tags & Labels

Contactless technology - RFID applications for supply chain, inventory and item tracking.

Smart cards

Contactless technology - RFID applications for supply chain, inventory and item tracking.

NFC cards

Wireless communication technology allowing information exchange, or interaction, between two NFC peripheral devices.

Loyalty cards

Improve customer experience and increase loyalty and sales with smart loyalty cards.

Access control

Improve security and control access of private areas of your stores, warehouses and offices.

Direct Mail

Deliver Impactful and personal direct mail marketing that speaks to your customers.

Transactional

Add value to your business and enhance customer transactional experiences, through our innovative communication services.

SMARTPAD: THE ULTIMATE PROCUREMENT PLATFORM

The market-leading industry platform, connecting customers to products.

The role of technology has been widely acknowledged as key to improving supply chain efficiencies, transforming the procurement process and most importantly, reducing costs. That’s why we’ve invested millions of pounds into the development of our own e-commerce engine – SmartPad – complete with wraparound support.

Dissatisfied with the procurement platforms that already existed in the market, we embarked on an ambitious vision to build our own. Now relied upon by hundreds of thousands of users in SMEs and enterprise organisations alike, SmartPad connects customers to the lowest prices, more products and services than ever before, and easy access business intelligence and reporting.

SmartPad can integrate into all major ERP platforms, P2P platforms and marketplaces. We even offer ‘hybrid integration’– so you can choose different integration methods for different departments within your organisation and still benefit from the full SmartPad experience.

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OUR SUSTAINABILITY AMBITION 2030

OT Group take a lifecycle approach to sustainability, focusing on 3 core areas of Planet, People and Partners, and we’re developing our strategy in line with what’s important to our customers – to support their sustainability objectives, and the UK Government’s long term goals for carbon net zero.

Take a look at how our Sustainability Ambition could help your organisation.

A focus on responsible business

We’ve got big plans, and our goals for 2030 are clear.

We’ll achieve this through our development of carbon net zero products, services, and deliveries — with monitorable and measurable targets set to ensure we meet these goals.
We’ll achieve this through our development of carbon net zero products, services, and deliveries — with monitorable and measurable targets set to ensure we meet these goals.
Via sustainable options for the product basket, achieving zero waste to landfill and through greater supply chain visibility, we’re aiming to achieve a circular economy.
Via sustainable options for the product basket, achieving zero waste to landfill and through greater supply chain visibility, we’re aiming to achieve a circular economy.
We’re implementing zero avoidable single - use packaging policies across our own operations, defining our recycling initiatives, and ensuring zero waste-to-landfill across our supply chain.
We’re implementing zero avoidable single - use packaging policies across our own operations, defining our recycling initiatives, and ensuring zero waste-to-landfill across our supply chain.

Our Partners

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Ethical procurement

Through our involvement in the Ethical Trading Initiative, we’ll ensure that our supply chains operate ethically – and work with stakeholders to continue to improve on it.

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Supply chain

We’ll continue to assess our supply chain to help meet our sustainability goals, engaging with participants to drive best practice.

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Planet Mark

We’re working towards achieving Planet Mark status, certifying our efforts in embracing sustainability and keeping us accountable.

OUR FREE SPEND AUDIT

An initial fact-finding discussion will be arranged​

We will review your past invoices and contracts – on-site if preferred​

We’ll schedule a follow-up meeting to present our findings​

You’ll be assigned a dedicated Account Manager to oversee continuous improvement​

We will review your past invoices and contracts – on-site if preferred​

We’ll schedule a follow-up meeting to present our findings​

You’ll be assigned a dedicated Account Manager to oversee continuous improvement​

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Quality PPE and workwear solutions at competitive prices.

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Digital and hard copy document management solutions.

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Fully compliant and secure physical document destruction services.

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Supplier management services for consolidation and compliance.

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Design and build engaging, comfortable working environments.

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Optimise your document output to facilitate continuous improvement.

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