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Office Supply Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Office Supply Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 45321 | Nov 2014

Back to work: Higher incomes and business profit will spur demand, but competition will stifle growth

IBISWorld’s Office Supply Stores market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$20bn
Annual Growth 09-14
-2.5%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
95,811
Businesses
9,077
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Office supply stores are set for a rebound, albeit a small one. Competition remains high from online retailers, supercenters and warehouse clubs, forcing some operators to leave the industry in the midst of the recovery. However, corporate profit and consumer spending are projected to improve over the next five years, driving modest growth in revenue... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Office Supply Stores industry has a low level of capital intensity. In this industry, labor costs are considerably larger than capital expenditure: for every $1.00 spent on wages in 2014, $0.08 is allocated toward capital expenditure. Similar to other retailers, office supply stores are subject to higher labor costs than capital costs because the industry is labor-intensive; employees are needed to assist customers, operate cash registers, restock display shelves and maintain inventory levels. The major players in this industry emphasize superior levels of customer service in order to attract and maintain customer loyalty. Customers often need advice in relation to ink and toner, paper, business machines and furniture products... purchase to read more

 


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

What is the Office Supply Stores Industry?

This industry includes stores that primarily sell stationery, school supplies and office supplies. Stores may also sell a combination of new computers, office equipment, furniture and supplies. This industry does not include general merchandisers or electronic retailers.

Industry Products
Office supplies and equipmentServicesOffice machinesOffice furnitureTechnology
 
Industry Activities
Retailing office suppliesRetailing school suppliesRetailing stationery Retailing furnitureRetailing computers


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