Wednesday, 16 June, 2021

What cost of goods inflation are you expecting for the rest of 2021?

  • 6-10% (61%)
  • >10% (23%)
  • 1-5% (15%)
  • No increase (1%)
  • Will office paper sales return to pre-COVID levels?

    • Unlikely (50%)
    • Definitely not (24%)
    • Probably (18%)
    • Definitely (8%)
    • To what extent is your business being affected by global supply chain capacity issues and rising shipping costs?

      • A lot (65%)
      • A little (29%)
      • No effect (6%)
      • What is your number one concern about returning to an office working environment?

        • Sharing facilities & equipment (24%)
        • None of the above (24%)
        • Poor air quality (18%)
        • Inadequate social distancing (16%)
        • Using public transport to commute (10%)
        • Inadequate cleaning regimes (8%)
        • What are your sales expectations for COVID-related products in 2021?

          • Worse than last year (58%)
          • Better than last year (22%)
          • Same as last year (20%)
          • Is there a future for speciality office supplies retailers?

            • Yes (64%)
            • No (36%)
            • Do you expect to be involved in some kind of M&A activity this year?

              • Yes (52%)
              • Maybe (25%)
              • No (23%)
              • Will Staples be successful in its latest attempt to acquire Office Depot in North America?

                • Yes (57%)
                • No (31%)
                • Not sure (12%)
                • Have recent vaccine developments made you more confident about your business prospects for next year?

                  • Yes (70%)
                  • No (30%)
                  • On an organic basis, how does your sales forecast for 2021 compare with your revenue in 2019, pre-COVID-19?

                    • Lower (43%)
                    • Higher (32%)
                    • Flat (18%)
                    • Don’t know (7%)
                    • Do print catalogues still have a future in the business supplies industry?