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

    • 6-10% (68%)
    • >10% (32%)
    • 1-5% (0%)
    • No increase (0%)
    • 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?

          • None of the above (24%)
          • Sharing facilities & equipment (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?

                        • Yes (71%)
                        • No (29%)
                        • Is it important to have a managed print services strategy for SMB customers?

                          • Yes (65%)
                          • No (35%)