Office Supply Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Office Supply Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 45321 | Apr 2015

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

IBISWorld’s Office Supply Stores market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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

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The Office Supply Stores industry exhibits a high level of market concentration, with the two largest players in the industry (Staples and Office Depot Inc.) expected to account for about 76.9% of total revenue in 2015. With the recent merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax under the newly renamed Office Depot Inc, the two largest industry players account for more than three-quarters of industry revenue. While the industry remains highly concentrated at the top, the remainder of the industry is highly fragmented. In fact, an estimated 56.7% of the 8,636 operators in this industry are nonemployers, which are stores without hired employees. Even among businesses that do employ workers, about 63.0% of all stores are expected to have fewer than five workers, while only 6.4% have more than 20... 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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