School Supply Stores and Distributors
SIC 5943 & 5049 | NAICS 453210 & 423490
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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:
Fahy-Williams Publishing Inc.
http://educationaldealermagazine.com/ / archive
Bimonthly magazine features news and information for school supply dealers, office supplies stores, and specialty toy stores, with topics addressed in various issues including industry news and trends, retailing advice and tips, merchandise display ideas, new product reviews, and dealer interviews and profiles. Digital editions are available free online, with free subscription available to qualifying parties.
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:
Education Market Association
Publications available from this trade association include:
Annual State of the Education Products Marketplace
Publication available from this organization include:
The Complete K-12 Report
Supplemental Products Market
Mintel Group Ltd.
Back to School Shopping - US
Consumer research report provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. back-to-school shopping market for K-12 and college students, with various topics covered in the report including market size and trends, key factors affecting demand, shopping participation, retailers shopped, product focus and priorities, attitudes toward back-to-school shopping, shopping influencers, and desired areas for improvement.
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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
School Supply Stores
https://www.bizminer.com Search for "453210"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
Office Supply Stores / School Supplies Wholesaling
(see links for individual reports)
Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of sales for firms that sell teaching aids (e.g., flashcards, posters, and worksheets), office supplies (e.g., art supplies, tape, glue, rulers, scissors, and staplers), writing instruments (e.g., pens, pencils, markers, and highlighters), and loose-leaf paper, notebooks, folders, and ring binders.
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Compensation and Salary Surveys
Educational Products Store / Wholesale
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for various job positions in the retail and wholesale sectors such as sales operations manager, territorial sales representative, store manager, marketing manager, general merchandise manager, and senior curriculum developer, with employers for which this data is provided including The Douglas Stewart Co., Inc. and GL Group, Inc.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for personnel employed in this retail sector which includes firms that sell teaching aids (e.g., posters, flashcards, and worksheets), office supplies (e.g., erasers, tape, glue, rulers, scissors, and staplers), writing instruments (e.g., pens, markers), and loose-leaf paper, notebooks, folders, and ring binders.
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