Guadalajara Launch

23 July 2009 Guadalajara, Mexico

In spite of an economic recession that is keeping Office Products resellers reeling under its impact, OFFICE 1 Mexico launched its first two stores in the State of Guadalajara on July 22, 2009. Attending the launch were a number of local dignitaries and members of the press. These latest store additions will serve as a springboard into the regions of Colima, Nayarit and Michaocan which will be launching in the next year.
 
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Ribbon cutting 
Left to Right: Luis Acosta, General Manager of Office 1 Guadalajara, Mark Baccash,
CEO Office 1 Superstores International and Abel Garcia, Managing Director
Office 1 Mexico


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Store #2 on Avenida Americas the busiest commercial street in
Guadalajara.

OFFICE 1 Global Franchisee Meeting

23 February 2009 Istanbul, Turkey

On February 19 and 20, the 10th Annual  OFFICE1 Master Franchisee Meeting took place in Istanbul. Messrs  Sacit and Mehmet Samli, master franchisee for Turkey, hosted the meeting at the Sheraton Princess in Maslak.

President and CEO Mark Baccash recapped the group’s developments in the past year and reviewed the prospects for growth in the context of the global economic crisis.

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Speakers from various Office 1 countries presented the progress of their franchises and participated in discussions on prospects for product sourcing, collective buying and how best to face current economic conditions.

The meeting ended on a high note at a fish restaurant on the Bosporus with all participants looking forward to a difficult but manageable year and to the next global gathering.


New Office 1 Store in Mexico City

15 September 2008