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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 2015

Back to work: Despite growth in consumer confidence, competition will stifle revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Office Supply Stores market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$16bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-5.7%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
83,625
Businesses
7,952
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Although the recession accelerated the industry's decline, traditional office supply stores have long been under pressure from the changing digital landscape and fierce external competition. Moreover, industry operators have faced strong pressure from discount stores, supercenters, warehouse clubs and online retailers. In the next five years, the increasingly consolidated industry will experience a decline in revenue growth as it continues to face strong competition from these external retailers... 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 2015, $0.07 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

 


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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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