Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Office stationary wholesalers distribute a range of paper stationery products and other office supplies to retailers, other wholesalers, directly to customers and to foreign buyers. Demand for office stationery has been slow to improve in the past five years due to declining purchases of paper products among individuals, retailers and corporate clients. Office stationery wholesalers have also struggled to contend with rising competition from electronic mediums and office supply superstores that increasingly purchase stationery products directly from manufacturers... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Office Stationery Wholesaling industry has a low level of market share concentration. In 2016, the two largest companies in the industry account for less than 5.0% of industry revenue. The majority of industry wholesalers are small, regional distributors consisting of less than 20 employees. The industry's largest wholesalers often serve the entire Canadian market but hold distinct operations within specific metropolitan areas. Placing distribution centres nearby major cities helps stationery wholesalers have close access to key markets, which greatly limits total transportation costs.
Persistent declines in the number of stationery wholesalers over the past decade have caused the largest players to experience an increasing share of the industry's overall revenue... purchase to read more