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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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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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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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

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IBISWorld estimates that in 2014, 56.1% of total industry establishments will be nonemploying, including family-owned, individual proprietorships and partnerships. This high share of smaller firms within the industry indicates that capital costs of establishing a retail outlet are not substantial, relative to other retail industries. Furthermore, there are no licensing requirements to enter the industry. Consequently, the Office Supply Stores industry has limited barriers to entry. However, industry competition and market awareness, while not regarded as formal barriers to entry, can pose a threat to new potential entrants.

Currently, the top two players (Office Depot, Staples) are estimated to account for about 67.9% of total revenue... 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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