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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 2016

Take notes: External competition from online retailers will stifle industry 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
$15bn
Annual Growth 11-16
-5.5%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
81,544
Businesses
7,734
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Office Supply Stores industry has faced tough conditions during the past five years. 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. The changing nature of how information is consumed and disseminated has led to declining demand for many of the industry's core products. Moreover, industry operators have faced strong pressure from discount stores, supercenters, warehouse clubs and online retailers. The industry's outlook remains dim during the next five years, despite the expected growth of consumer confidence, per capita disposable income and corporate profit over the period... 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 2016, $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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