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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 | Apr 2015

Back to work: Despite growth in consumer confidence, competition will stifle 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
$17bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-4.4%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
89,767
Businesses
8,636
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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Office Supply Stores industry is in the declining stage of its life cycle. Over the 10 years to 2020, industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry's contribution to the US economy, is expected to decline at an average annual rate of 4.9%. This growth rate indicates that the industry will grow at a far slower rate than GDP, which is projected to increase at an annualized rate of 2.5% over the same period. A number of factors confirm the industry's decline, especially the digitalization of the economy over the past five years, leading to less demand for many of the industry's core products. The trend of declining enterprises and a stable product market also reflect the characteristics of a declining industry... 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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