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 Locations Chapter
Wholesalers of stationery and office supply products are predominantly spread throughout the most heavily populated areas of the country. Wholesalers generally place their distribution facilities close to manufacturers and major metropolitan areas to minimize the cost of shipping to their most lucrative markets.
Ontario and Quebec naturally represent the highest concentration of industry locations due to their large shares of the Canadian population and major cities. Between the two provinces is 61.9% of the population and 68.4% of all office stationery wholesaling establishments; Ontario and Quebec represent a respective 33.8% and 23.1% of the country's population and a respective 44.0% and 24.4% of industry establishments... purchase to read more