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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

The Office Supply Stores market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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

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IBISWorld estimates that in 2015, 56.7% of total industry operators will be nonemploying, including family-owned, individual proprietorships and partnerships. This high share of smaller firms within the industry indicates that capital costs of establishing a retail outlet are not substantial, relative to other retail industries. Furthermore, there are no licensing requirements to enter the industry. Consequently, the Office Supply Stores industry has limited barriers to entry. However, industry competition and market awareness, while not regarded as formal barriers to entry, can pose a threat to new potential entrants.

Currently, the top two players (Office Depot, Staples) are estimated to account for about 76.9% of total revenue... 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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