Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Falling consumer income and demand from business has led to revenue declines for stationery wholesalers. Despite improving conditions over the next five years, technological advances, such as email, and environmental concerns will continue to negatively affect the industry and cause revenue to fall... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Office Stationery Wholesaling industry has a low level of capital intensity, meaning that for every $1.00 spent on wages, operators typically spent $0.07 in capital investment. Capital intensity declined over the past five years, when $.08 of capital investment was required for every $1.00 spent on labor. The industry has experienced a faster decline in capital expenditures relative to staff cutbacks over the same period. This is mainly due to the recession and the inability to cut labor costs at a fast enough rate.
Labor costs are estimated to account for 8.3% of industry revenue during 2012. This is a decline from 8.6% in 2007, due to fewer staff requirements in the wholesaling business... purchase to read more