SWOT Analysis

November 2005
United Stationers, Inc. SWOT Analysis;Nov2005, p5
SWOT Analysis
Company Report
This chapter presents an overview on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities of and threats to United Stationers Inc., a leading wholesale distributor of office supplies and equipment in North America. The company's value-added services for resellers is one of its strengths, while the sales mix within the technology products category is among its weaknesses. Niche markets present an opportunity for United Stationers, while the consolidation in the office products retail industry threatens it.


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