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BUILD A STRATEGIC RETAIL CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM WITH OFFICEDEPOT

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

Over 1M products

One order, one delivery, one invoice

One set of MI reports, showing all office and shop spend

A true consolidated solution

 

The widest product choice and best prices

Reduce time and effort spent benchmarking products and prices, by gaining access to over 1 million
products online. Office Depot partners with leading manufacturers – including some of the UK’s
biggest business and household brands – to offer you quality and choice through our marketplace.
We continually check the market so you don’t have to, ensuring we provide the best prices and value
for money

Over 1 million products, from categories including...

Workplace

Office Supplies, Stationery, Ink & Toner, Furniture, Packaging, Books, Shredding

Furniture

Single chair through to full fit-out and refurbishment

Technology

Computer & Accessories; Printers; Stage Tech

Janitorial

Hygiene; Cleaning; Waste; Washroom; Housekeeping; Floorcare; Machinery; Window; Pool & Spa

Medical

Lab Supplies.; Cosmetics; First Aid; Covid Supplies; Furniture; Records & Filling; Diagnostic Equipment

Electrical

Cordless Tools; Hand Tools Fixings & Fasteners; Machine Cutting; Welding; Specialty Tools

Catering

Hotel Supplies; Kitchen Equipment; Refrigeration; Clothing; Furniture; Tableware & Bar Supplies

Print Solutions

From marketing and operational print, branded merchandise, seasonal campaigns, sustainable print options

Outdoor

Winter Equipment; Camping; Play Area; Outdoor Furniture & Heating; Clothing

Occupational Safety

PPE; Workwear; Prison Security & Supplies

Automotive

Car Parts; Tools; Accessories & Car Care; Batteries; Compressors; Lubricants & Fluids

Industrial

Warehouse Equipment; MRO; Building Services; Ladders & Lift Equipment

RETAIL SPECIFIC SERVICES

As part of Paragon Group, we’re able to offer an extensive range of services for our retail customers which help you to ‘think outside of the box’ and create innovative solutions. From attention grabbing print and graphics to RFID and Digital Transformation – we can help.

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.

Car Park Ticketing

Car park solutions including smart card tickets, permits and enforcement stationery.

Contactless tickets

Combining the efficiency of contactless smart card technology, with the low cost of a paper ticket

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.

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 Accreditations

Discover our latest insights

Keep up to date with the latest Retail trends, how-to guides, and thought leadership from our experts, via our blog.

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CONTACT OUR RETAIL SPECIALIST

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Andrew Coffer

Business Development Director

andrew.coffer@otgroupltd.co.uk

07710084116

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Technology

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Online Procurement

Manage your entire workplace supplies contract through SmartPad - our next-generation procurement platform.

Business Intelligence

Real-time must-know metrics to help you manage your budget through self-serve reporting and analytics capabilities.

SmartShop

Our SmartPrice and SmartBuy ranges help you choose the products best suited to your business.

Office Supplies

Our extended range covers everything you need to run your business smoothly.

Print

Get your brand noticed by the audience that matters the most to you.

Facilities Supplies

We’ve got everything you need to operate your workplace efficiently.

PPE and Workwear

Quality PPE and workwear solutions at competitive prices.

Data
Archiving

Digital and hard copy document management solutions.

Document
Destruction

Fully compliant and secure physical document destruction services.

Tail
Management

Supplier management services for consolidation and compliance.

Furniture
and Interiors

Design and build engaging, comfortable working environments.

Managed Print Services

Optimise your document output to facilitate continuous improvement.

End-to-end business solutions

Supporting transformation, removing barriers to strategic growth.