Office Depot took the wraps off its "store of the future" concept at a location in Edina this morning, the first in Minnesota to get the makeover.
So far, Office Depot has remodeled 25 stores with the new layout, which includes larger signage and more areas to try products out before making a purchase. The new stores offer tech support services similar to those found at electronics retailers.
The company is also adding new services to the print and copy centers in the remodeled stores.
Office Depot will bring the new layout to its Maple Grove location next week.
The Boca Raton, Fla-based company is revamping 75 stores in its 1,400-unit chain with the new layout this year. It has also announced plans to close 75 stores, down from the 123 it closed last year.
The company continues to operate some stores under the Office Max name after merging with that firm in 2013. The Edina location, at 7535 France Ave., was under the Office Max name until the makeover.
It has about two dozen locations under the Office Max and Office Depot names in the greater Twin Cities region.