Office Depot Europe announces next steps of its Viking+ programme  

Venlo, Netherlands – November 27, 2020 – Since announcing its Viking+ Programme in August, Office Depot Europe has made significant progress towards simplifying its organisational and IT infrastructure and refocusing its business around its existing e-commerce brand, Viking.  

The Viking+ programme is evaluating everything from customer service and relationship & sales management to product assortment & business services, pricing, and logistics & delivery services.  

The programme also involves migrating existing Office Depot Europe customers to the Viking e-commerce platform, which will be developed to deliver the requirements of those larger customers. Consolidating all its customers onto one, enhanced e-commerce platform will support Viking to provide a great customer journey and deliver on its mission to be the preferred supplier of workplace solutions, as set out last year in its 2025 Vision 

Office Depot presented the programme to its vendors on 19 November 2020 in its first ever virtual vendor conference. Group CEO Raffael Reinhold and Viking+ Lead Robert Baldrey introduced over 100 Office Depot and Viking vendors to the Vikingprogramme, which outlines the services that the updated Viking platform will offer. The feedback from vendors was overwhelmingly positive, a testament to the company’s future direction.  

Group CEO Raffael Reinhold said: “The great feedback we have received from both our vendors and from the first Office Depot corporate customers that we have already migrated over to Viking confirms that we’re moving in the right direction. The past year has shown us that our customers’ needs can change fast. With Viking+, we are putting everything into place to be able to support our clients and adapt to their changing requirements. 

Office Depot Contract Chief Sales Officer and Viking+ Lead Robert Baldrey added: “Our vision is to find future-proof and scalable solutions across our entire business, so that we can adapt quickly to each of our customers’ needs in the future and continue to offer them the best possible experience and services.” 

Media contacts 

Office Depot Europe, Darina Koning-Admiraal, Sr Manager Strategy Deployment, Tel: +31 (0) 6 3100 4689, eu-communications@officedepot.eu  

About Office Depot Europe 

Office Depot Europe helps create great workspaces for everyone, everywhere as a leading supplier of workplace solutions across Europe. Office Depot operates in multiple countries and works closely with some of the world’s biggest brands to the smallest start-ups, and everything in between. Office Depot has decades of experience and expertise and offer an integrated, multi-channel platform of websites, stores and dedicated professionals across our three main channels and brands: Office Depot (Contract), Viking (Direct), and Retail. Office Depot works hard so our customers can focus on growing their businesses and provide them with expertise in workplace supplies, technology, writing & machines, facilities, furniture & presentation, paper, labels & envelopes, filing & solutions and general office supplies & mailing. Office Depot Europe is a trademark of AURELIUS Group, a pan-European investment group. For more information, please visit officedepot.eu. 

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