OPI is pleased to announce the publication of the 2021-2022 edition of its annual State of the Industry (SOTI) research study.
Published in conjunction with Martin Wilde Associates, The View From The Top: The State Of The OP Industry 2021-22 is the ninth such in-depth SOTI report. It is based on the perceptions and forecasts of a hand-picked selection of more than 50 senior business products industry executives from seven key markets.
Following on from a turbulent 2020 that was marked by COVID lockdowns in many parts of the world, 2021 was very much a year of transition for the business products market. There was a deceleration in some of the pandemic growth around PPE and work-from-home (WFH) products that had been seen in the previous 12 months. This was accompanied by something of a resumption in consumption of office-related items, but still against a backdrop of workplace digitisation and secular declines in some ‘traditional’ categories, plus the ongoing shift towards digital commerce.
In addition to these trends, world trade was hit by unprecedented supply chain snarl-ups, delays and product and component shortages, all of which contributed to the spiralling inflation that has continued into 2022.
Now more than ever, then, business products leaders need to have a clear and informed perspective on what is happening – and will happen – in the market. That’s where the latest SOTI comes in, with its unique insights into the state of the industry in North America, Europe and Australia. 325 pages packed with data and observations that not only paint a picture of the industry as it is today, but also forecast which products and distribution channels will grow in 2022 and beyond.
This authoritative and trusted report is now available and can be ordered here.