Having worked extensively in the UK stationery market myself and seeing the development and innovation at first hand, this is great reading for the sector. I have worked with and come across some great people in the sector and I am sure it is going to continue to thrive.
The UK stationery market is set to rise by 2.4 per cent in five years, from £2.06 billion in 2016 to around £2.1 billion by 2021, according to new research. Analyst firm Verdict Retail’s latest report states that this growth will be driven by the rising trend of purchasing stationery as gifts, increased product ranges, and design-led products and innovation. The firm said new entrants such as Smiggle from Australia and the impending arrival of Typo, another Australian stationery retailer, have made the stationery sector more competitive.