OfficeMax Launches Digital Innovation Collaboration Center Company Fosters Collaboration, Creativity to Build on Award-Winning e-Commerce Business and Digital Innovation

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE: OMX), a leading provider of office supplies, technology and services, and the 11th largest online retailer1, today celebrated the launch of the OfficeMax Digital Innovation Collaboration Center (Digital IC2) to build upon the company's history of delivering an award-winning e-commerce experience for customers.

"I am extremely pleased to introduce our new Digital Innovation Collaboration Center, yet another key milestone demonstrating the overall progress of our Digital initiatives," said Ravi Saligram, President and CEO of OfficeMax. "The new center is aimed at fostering the creativity, collaboration and real-time innovation needed to expedite the delivery of digital solutions that expand upon our multichannel capabilities to better serve the rapidly changing ways that customers shop." 

"OfficeMax is committed to expanding upon the award-winning digital experience that our customers have come to expect," said Jim Barr, OfficeMax executive vice president and chief digital officer. "The OfficeMax Digital Innovation Collaboration Center is a highly interactive working environment that enables real-time innovation and ideation to help strengthen our position within the e-commerce and omni-channel landscape."

Located within OfficeMax's international headquarters in Naperville, Ill., the new Digital IC2 was designed with direct input from digital associates to create a space that facilitates team communication and creativity based on the digital teams' work styles to help bring innovation to market. The new Center is one of the latest ways OfficeMax is delivering against its strategic plan to create a differentiated customer experience through next-generation digital innovation and enhancements.

The OfficeMax Digital Innovation Collaboration Center builds on the company's history of innovation in its award-winning e-commerce business to continuously improve the customer shopping experience and build brand loyalty. Earlier this year, OfficeMax launched a new search engine with content and navigation improvements on its OfficeMax WorkplaceSM business-to-business e-commerce site, OfficeMaxWorkplace.com, to deliver a faster and more streamlined online shopping experience. In 2012 OfficeMax launched Online Store PickupSM allowing customers to shop online at OfficeMax.com and pick up select orders the same day at an OfficeMax store. It also rolled out ongoing web site and search engine upgrades to help customers shop faster, with more accurate search and recommendation results for a more productive online shopping experience. These and other innovations led to OfficeMax being ranked the #1 top performing website for speed of online transactions among U.S. online electronics retailers during the busiest shopping week of 2012 by Keynote®, the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud testing & monitoring. OfficeMax was also named a 2012 Compuware Best of the Web Award winner for outstanding website performance among leading retailers.

OfficeMax is looking to expand on its award-winning e-commerce and IT team as it continues to invest in the multi-channel customer shopping experience across its websites, mobile sites, and stores.  Visit the OfficeMax digital careers page for more information about the OfficeMax digital team and to view and apply for open positions.

About OfficeMax
OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leading provider of products, solutions and services for the workplace, whether for business or at home.  The OfficeMax mission is simple: We provide workplace innovation that enables our customers to work better.  The company provides office supplies and paper, print and document services, technology products and solutions, and furniture to businesses and consumers.  OfficeMax consumers and business customers are served by approximately 28,000 associates through OfficeMax.com; OfficeMaxWorkplace.com and Reliable.com; more than 900 stores in the U.S. and Mexico; and direct sales and catalogs. OfficeMax has been named one of the 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies, and is the only company in the office supply industry to receive Ethics Inside® Certification by the Ethisphere Institute.  To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX.  For more information, visit www.OfficeMax.com.

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