Office Supply Stores Industry
Insights from D&B Hoovers

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:
$20,187.38M | Australia
$9,710.00M | United States
$3,910.09M | United States
$2,569.52M | Canada
$2,223.68M | United States
$1,771.36M | United States
$1,120.94M | France
$1,000.00M | United States
$1,000.00M | United States
$825.92M | Canada
$772.26M | Australia
$484.65M | United States
$347.63M | Austria
$296.37M | Croatia
$293.89M | South Africa
$282.92M | Japan
$266.86M | Canada
$226.39M | Belgium
$215.00M | United States
$204.23M | Belgium

Try D&B Hoovers for Free

See how easy it is to find qualified sales leads that align to your target markets and be better prepared to engage with decision makers so you can win their business every time with the new D&B Hoovers.Get a Free Trial