Office Supply Stores Industry
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Industry Analysis


Companies in this industry sell a wide range of office supplies and equipment to businesses and consumers and may perform some business services. Major companies include Office Depot and Staples (both based in the US), Pelikan and Otto Office (both based in Germany), Lyreco and Manutan International (both in France), Officeworks (Australia), and Ryman (UK).

Competitive Landscape

Demand is driven by the level of business activity. The profitability of individual companies depends on effective merchandising, pricing, and an efficient distribution model. Large companies have economies of scale in purchasing and the ability to stock wider ranges of products. Small companies can compete by providing superior customer service and by offering specialty items. The US industry is highly concentrated: the four largest companies account for about 85% of industry revenue.

Products, Operations & Technology

Major product categories include office equipment and computer hardware, software, and supplies (each about 22% of US industry revenue); office, school, and packaging supplies (19%); office paper (12%); stationery (9%); and furniture (6%). Larger office supply retailers may also offer technology assistance and copy and printing services.

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Office Supply Stores industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.
Office Supply Stores Companies in this Country/Region:
Top Office Supply Stores Companies:
20187.380622M | Australia
12882.87M | United States
3910.094041M | United States
2569.518M | Canada
2236.929259M | United States
1771.363019M | United States
1120.936543M | France
1000.0M | United States
1000.0M | United States
881.576832M | China
825.9165M | Canada
772.260961M | Australia
484.645429M | United States
347.628189M | Austria
296.367292M | Croatia
293.8926M | South Africa
282.922522M | Japan
266.862798M | Canada
226.39344M | Belgium
219.373898M | Croatia
215.0M | United States
212.325167M | Japan
204.225987M | Belgium

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