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Retail Store Databank

Updated: April 16, 2021

The Coresight Research Retail Store Databank consolidates data from our well-known Weekly Store Tracker reports in addition to an annual data settlement monitored by our experienced retail analysts. This is the definitive resource in the retail industry for information on store openings and closures. The comprehensive databank includes store openings and closures from 2012 to 2021 year to date (YTD), and the data can be filtered by sector, year and type (closures/openings/net store openings).

For more analyst insights on weekly store openings and closures, please see the Weekly Store Tracker Report series.

Coresight’s experienced analysts curate a dynamic list of approximately 400 retailers to represent the overall US retail market. We utilize our industry expertise to adjust this list on a periodic basis to reflect key trends occurring in retail. The proprietary Coresight Research Retail Store Databank reflects store closures and openings of retailers.
Note: we update the 2020 closures and openings numbers on an ongoing basis when we obtain confirmed information from company releases and filings, and these adjustments will continue through 2021.

Includes:

  • Apparel, Footwear & Accessories
  • Beauty Brands and Retailers
  • Convenience Stores
  • Department Stores
  • Discount Stores
  • Drugstores
  • Electronics Retailers
  • Grocery Retailers
  • Home and Office Retailers
  • Luxury Retailers
  • Mass Merchandisers
  • Warehouse Outlets

Excludes:

  • Cellular Retailers
  • Entertainment Venues
  • Health Clubs
  • Restaurants & Bars
  • Service Providers
2021 YTD Closures

3,236

0,000

2021 YTD Openings

3,582

0,000

The chart below depicts the week-by-week totals of US store closures and openings year to date in 2021.

Store Tracker Overview

This chart shows the number of major retail store openings, store closures and net store openings in the US from 2012 to 2021 YTD, by retail sector. For more information on specific sectors, please select from the dropdown list.

Sector:
ClosuresOpeningsNet Store Openings

Store Closures

Store Closures - Number of Stores

This chart shows the number of major retail store closures in the US from 2012 to 2021 YTD, by retail sector. Choose more than one sector to make comparisons.

Store Closures - YOY % Change

This chart shows the year-over-year (YOY) change of major retail store closures in the US from 2012 to 2021 YTD, by retail sector. Choose more than one sector to make comparisons.

Store Openings

Store Openings - Number of Stores

This chart shows the number of major retail store openings in the US from 2012 to 2021 YTD, by retail sector. Choose more than one sector to make comparisons.

Store Openings - YOY % Change

This chart shows the year-over-year (YOY) change of major retail store openings in the US from 2012 to 2021 YTD, by retail sector. Choose more than one sector to make comparisons.

Net Store Openings

Net Store Openings

This chart shows the number of major retail net store openings in the US from 2012 to 2021 YTD, by retail sector. Choose more than one sector to make comparisons.

Distribution by Sector

Distribution by Sector - Store Closures

This chart shows the sector shares of major retail store closures in the US since 2012, by year. For more information on specific years, please select from the dropdown list.

Year:
Apparel Footwear and Accessories,1115, 977, 1077, 1370, 2092, 3349, 2161, 5786, 3366, 1393, 21293
    Beauty Brands and Retailers,53, 56, 50, 36, 51, 103, 61, 48, 91, 27, 549
    Convenience Stores,133, 151, 157, 188, 220, 168, 50, 12, 13, 625, 1092
    Department Stores,190, 93, 151, 152, 168, 434, 401, 239, 1350, 82, 3178
    Discount Stores, 170, 258, 393, 105, 195, 222, 211, 1518, 233, 41, 3305
    Drugstores,186, 218, 170, 55, 84, 137, 78, 395, 167, 34, 1490
    Electronics Retailers,533, 2025, 1877, 2538, 553, 2063, 229, 218, 557, 84, 10593
    Grocery Retailers,172, 130, 328, 223, 219, 626, 592, 529, 950, 150, 3769
    Home and Office Retailers,287, 284, 551, 506, 416, 358, 834, 488, 1555, 50, 5279
    Luxury Retailers,15, 19, 57, 73, 57, 26, 23, 174, 48, 85, 492
    Mass Merchandisers,95, 83, 190, 310, 244, 347, 90, 133, 112, 109, 1604
    Warehouse Outlets,4,3,4,2,1,0,1,0,2,0,17
    Others,62, 166, 97, 57, 58, 236, 974, 282, 923, 556, 2855
    
Distribution by Sector - Store Openings

This chart shows the sector shares of major retail store openings in the US since 2012, by year. For more information on specific years, please select from the dropdown list.

Year:
Apparel Footwear and Accessories,1340, 1589, 1649, 1163, 1046, 824, 666, 1155, 510, 651, 9942
        Beauty Brands and Retailers,150, 125, 134, 149, 136, 242, 166, 168, 204, 173, 1474
        Convenience Stores,136, 149, 180, 216, 235, 218, 91, 139, 125, 190, 1489
        Department Stores,215, 179, 179, 179, 171, 224, 90, 26, 25, 30, 1288
        Discount Stores,1626, 1681, 1724, 1502, 1652, 2075, 1640, 1815, 1699, 1885, 15414
        Drugstores,207, 343, 337, 192, 172, 136, 180, 102, 50, 0, 1719
        Electronics Retailers,430, 304, 92, 99, 611, 155, 35, 13, 3, 0, 1742
        Grocery Retailers,279, 323, 468, 461, 572, 409, 368, 349, 281, 250, 3510
        Home and Office Retailers,592, 560, 695, 775, 655, 494, 245, 516, 302, 175, 4834
        Luxury Retailers,69, 60, 53, 57, 19, 24, 26, 40, 3, 0, 351
        Mass Merchandisers,190, 253, 357, 263, 163, 174, 91, 35, 45, 39, 1571
        Warehouse Outlets,6, 20, 27, 29, 28, 31, 27, 14, 19, 16, 201
        Others,164, 185, 117, 79, 138, 91, 123, 317, 96, 173, 1310
        

Distribution by Year

Distribution by Year - Store Closures

This chart shows the annual shares of major retail store closures in the US since 2012, by retail sector. For more information on specific sectors, please select from the dropdown list.

Sector:
2012,2997,1122,53,133,176,170,186,533,172,287,4,95,4,62
    2013,4433,965,56,151,81,258,218,2025,130,284,13,83,3,166
    2014,4913,1075,50,157,139,393,170,1877,159,551,51,190,4,97
    2015,5519,1382,36,188,143,105,55,2538,142,506,55,310,2,57
    2016,4309,2121,51,220,159,183,84,553,198,416,21,244,1,58
    2017,7881,3356,103,168,427,218,137,2063,462,358,6,347,0,236
    2018,5525,2146,61,50,396,211,78,229,441,834,14,90,1,974
    2019,9822,5786,48,12,239,1518,395,218,529,488,174,133,0,282
    2020,9367,3366,91,13,1350,233,167,557,950,1555,48,112,2,923
    2021 YTD, 3236,1393,27,625,82,41,34,84,150,50,85,109,0,556
    
Distribution by Year - Store Openings

This chart shows the annual shares of major retail store openings in the US since 2012, by retail sector. For more information on specific sectors, please select from the dropdown list.

Sector:
2012,5150,1422,150,136,128,1579,207,430,181,508,51,190,6,162
    2013,5657,1669,125,149,84,1670,343,304,352,560,43,253,20,185
    2014,5860,1723,134,180,81,1684,337,92,392,695,41,357,27,117
    2015,5015,1239,149,216,83,1434,192,99,419,775,38,263,29,79
    2016,5407,1120,136,235,69,1594,172,611,477,655,9,163,28,138
    2017,4902,919,242,218,120,2027,136,155,283,494,12,174,31,91
    2018,3634,706,166,91,54,1628,180,35,279,245,9,91,27,123
    2019,4689,1155,168,139,26,1815,102,13,349,516,40,35,14,317
    2020,3362,510,204,125,25,1699,50,3,281,302,3,45,19,96
    2021 YTD,3582,651,173,190,30,1885,0,0,250,175,0,39,16,173
    

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