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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 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
$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 Analysis Chapter

The Office Supply Stores industry has encountered several challenges in the five years to 2015 and it is not expected to recover moving forward. Firstly, the digitalization of the economy and a change in the way information is consumed and disseminated has led to declining demand for many of the industry's core products, such as pens, paper, toner and print and copy services. The internet and the increasing popularity of tablet computers and smartphones has rendered many of these products office supply stores sell redundant. Office supply specialty stores have also faced heightened competition from discount department stores, warehouse clubs, supercenters and e-commerce websites, which have undercut demand and eroded the industry's sales... 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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