2018: This year has seen Jaime Alverde Losada take over from his twin brother Ángel as CEO of Office Depot de Mexico – the multichannel, multinational company owned by Mexican Holding Grupo Gigante.
The business operates in nine countries: Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic, Colombia and Chile and includes more than 580 outlets operating under the Office Depot, Casa Marchand and RadioShack Mexico brand names. 2018 saw the opening of an additional 15 regular and express stores.
Alverde Losada says the focus so far this year has been on its e-commerce channel and improving inventory rotation. The company has also recently implemented the Oracle Retail software solution to support its move away from being a traditional OP retailer towards to a broader omnichannel services and products company.