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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 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
$15bn
Annual Growth 11-16
-5.5%
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 Locations Chapter

The geographic distribution of the Office Supply Stores industry largely follows the US population spread; a denser population contributes to stronger demand in any given area. The greatest concentration of establishments is in the Southeast with 25.7% of establishments, followed by the West with 18.0% of locations. The Mid-Atlantic region has the next-greatest concentration of office supply stores at 14.6% of the total. These regions also have the highest populations. The distribution of wages and employees closely follows that of establishments, indicating little variation between regions. The regions with the highest average wage include the West, the Great Lakes and the Plains. Higher average wage is likely tied to higher minimum wage requirements in states within those regions... 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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