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Office Supply Stores in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Office Supply Stores in the US

The Office Supply Stores industry has experienced tough conditions over the five years to 2018. 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. The industry, which includes sales of office supplies made at brick-and-mortar stores and excludes online sales, has been devastated by intense external competition. Discount and online retailers are able to offer lower prices, made possible by cost savings achieved through bulk purchasing and low overhead costs. Over the five years to 2023, despite expected growth in consumer confidence, per capita disposable income and corporate profit, the Office Supply Stores industry's outlook remains dim. The growth of digitalization is expected to sap demand for product offerings, causing the increasingly consolidated industry to experience a decline in revenue growth.

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.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Percentage of services conducted online
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table Staples Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Office Depot Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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