Office Depot, Inc. announced second quarter results for the fiscal period ended June 30, 2007. Total company second quarter sales grew 4% to US$3.6 billion compared to the second quarter of 2006. Sales growth in North America was flat in the second quarter, down from 3% in the first quarter. North American Retail sales grew 1% with comparable store sales down 5% for the quarter. International sales increased 14% in U.S. dollars and 7% in local currencies.
Elisa D. Garcia C. joined the company as Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary. She succeeds David Fannin, who has served as General Counsel since 1998 and who will remain an Executive Vice President until his long-planned retirement at the end of 2008.