I just love when new retail concepts open close to my office and I was so excited to see the new concept store OfficeMax Business Solutions Center, or the store of the future, open in my backyard! When companies are able to adapt and reinvent themselves, it is a win-win for us all. Both the company and the commercial real estate industry benefit.
BTW, the location was formerly Argo Tea!
Of course I had to interview the employees and ask them about this new venture. This is what I learned.
I can tell you first hand it was a pleasure to walk into the store and be able to focus on only the products I need for business. Also, to have the staff to assist was great too. Great move on the part of OfficeMax since the office supply market is somewhat a dying industry due to less and less paper, and now they are evolving into this technology and small business resource. Smart, very smart. I hope this concept store is well received. I am very impressed with the focus on small business and the obvious gap OfficeMax wishes to fill.
Thanks OfficeMax for coming to my community and I wish you much success.