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Retail Store Databank

Updated: September 25, 2020

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 2020 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 2019 closures and openings numbers on an ongoing basis when we obtain confirmed information from company releases and filings, and these adjustments will continue through 2020.

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
2020 YTD Closures

8,013

2020 YTD Openings

3,354

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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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, 5765, 2935, 20841
    Beauty Brands and Retailers,53, 56, 50, 36, 51, 103, 61, 48, 76, 534
    Convenience Stores,133, 151, 157, 188, 220, 168, 50, 12, 2, 1081
    Department Stores,190, 93, 151, 152, 168, 434, 401, 248, 1344, 3181
    Discount Stores, 170, 258, 393, 105, 195, 222, 211, 1518, 118, 3190
    Drugstores,186, 218, 170, 55, 84, 137, 78, 395, 167, 1490
    Electronics Retailers,533, 2025, 1877, 2538, 553, 2063, 229, 218, 386, 10422
    Grocery Retailers,172, 130, 328, 223, 219, 626, 592, 529, 931, 3750
    Home and Office Retailers,287, 284, 551, 506, 416, 358, 834, 488, 1330, 5054
    Luxury Retailers,15, 19, 57, 73, 57, 26, 23, 196, 4, 471
    Mass Merchandisers,95, 83, 190, 310, 244, 347, 90, 133, 120, 1612
    Warehouse Outlets,4,3,4,2,1,0,1,0,2,17
    Others,62, 166, 97, 57, 58, 236, 974, 282, 597, 2529
    
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, 988, 493, 9758
        Beauty Brands and Retailers,150, 125, 134, 149, 136, 242, 166, 168, 182, 1452
        Convenience Stores,136, 149, 180, 216, 235, 218, 91, 139, 191, 1555
        Department Stores,215, 179, 179, 179, 171, 224, 90, 183, 202, 1622
        Discount Stores,1626, 1681, 1724, 1502, 1652, 2075, 1640, 1815, 1662, 15377
        Drugstores,207, 343, 337, 192, 172, 136, 180, 102, 50, 1719
        Electronics Retailers,430, 304, 92, 99, 611, 155, 35, 13, 0, 1739
        Grocery Retailers,279, 323, 468, 461, 572, 409, 368, 363, 205, 3448
        Home and Office Retailers,592, 560, 695, 775, 655, 494, 245, 502, 209, 4727
        Luxury Retailers,69, 60, 53, 57, 19, 24, 26, 50, 0, 358
        Mass Merchandisers,190, 253, 357, 263, 163, 174, 91, 35, 39, 1565
        Warehouse Outlets,6, 20, 27, 29, 28, 31, 27, 14, 13, 195
        Others,164, 185, 117, 79, 138, 91, 123, 317, 108, 1322
        

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:
2012,3015,1115,53,133,190,170,186,533,172,287,15,95,4,62
    2013,4463,977,56,151,93,258,218,2025,130,284,19,83,3,166
    2014,5102,1077,50,157,151,393,170,1877,328,551,57,190,4,97
    2015,5615,1370,36,188,152,105,55,2538,223,506,73,310,2,57
    2016,4358,2092,51,220,168,195,84,553,219,416,57,244,1,58
    2017,8069,3349,103,168,434,222,137,2063,626,358,26,347,0,236
    2018,5705,2161,61,50,401,211,78,229,592,834,23,90,1,974
    2019,9832,5765,48,12,248,1518,395,218,529,488,196,133,0,282
    2020 YTD,8013,2935,76,2,1344,118,167,386,931,1330,5,120,2,597
    
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:
2012,5404,1340,150,136,215,1626,207,430,279,592,69,190,6,164
    2013,5771,1589,125,149,179,1681,343,304,323,560,60,253,20,185
    2014,6012,1649,134,180,179,1724,337,92,468,695,53,357,27,117
    2015,5164,1163,149,216,179,1502,192,99,461,775,57,263,29,79
    2016,5598,1046,136,235,171,1652,172,611,572,655,19,163,28,138
    2017,5097,824,242,218,224,2075,136,155,409,494,24,174,31,91
    2018,3748,666,166,91,90,1640,180,35,368,245,26,91,27,123
    2019,4689,988,168,139,183,1815,102,13,363,502,50,35,14,317
    2020 YTD,3354,493,182,191,202,1662,50,0,205,209,0,39,13,108
    

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