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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 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
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 Key Buyers Chapter

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 73.5% of total revenue in 2016. 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 62.9% of the 7,734 operators in this industry are nonemployers, which are stores without hired employees... 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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