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Retail Store Databank

Updated: January 24, 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.

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

1,211

2020 YTD Openings

1,718

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, 5728, 271, 18140
    Beauty Brands and Retailers,53, 56, 50, 36, 51, 103, 61, 42, 0, 452
    Convenience Stores,133, 151, 157, 188, 220, 168, 50, 12, 0, 1080
    Department Stores,190, 93, 151, 152, 168, 434, 401, 350, 104, 2043
    Discount Stores, 170, 258, 393, 105, 195, 222, 211, 1377, 4, 2934
    Drugstores,186, 218, 170, 55, 84, 137, 78, 312, 107, 1347
    Electronics Retailers,533, 2025, 1877, 2538, 553, 2063, 229, 128, 55, 10001
    Grocery Retailers,172, 130, 328, 223, 219, 626, 592, 398, 339, 3025
    Home and Office Retailers,287, 284, 551, 506, 416, 358, 834, 450, 39, 3725
    Luxury Retailers,15, 19, 57, 73, 57, 26, 23, 185, 0, 445
    Mass Merchandisers,95, 83, 190, 310, 244, 347, 90, 68, 13, 1440
    Warehouse Outlets,4,3,4,2,1,0,1,0,0,15
    Others,62, 166, 97, 57, 58, 236, 974, 318, 279, 2249
    
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, 911, 49, 9237
        Beauty Brands and Retailers,150, 125, 134, 149, 136, 242, 166, 161, 25, 1289
        Convenience Stores,136, 149, 180, 216, 235, 218, 91, 149, 159, 1533
        Department Stores,215, 179, 179, 179, 171, 224, 90, 195, 32, 1463
        Discount Stores,1626, 1681, 1724, 1502, 1652, 2075, 1640, 1854, 1201, 14955
        Drugstores,207, 343, 337, 192, 172, 136, 180, 100, 50, 1718
        Electronics Retailers,430, 304, 92, 99, 611, 155, 35, 5, 0, 1730
        Grocery Retailers,279, 323, 468, 461, 572, 409, 368, 290, 188, 3358
        Home and Office Retailers,592, 560, 695, 775, 655, 494, 245, 386, 5, 4406
        Luxury Retailers,69, 60, 53, 57, 19, 24, 26, 40, 0, 349
        Mass Merchandisers,190, 253, 357, 263, 163, 174, 91, 45, 3, 1538
        Warehouse Outlets,6, 20, 27, 29, 28, 31, 27, 14, 2, 184
        Others,164, 185, 117, 79, 138, 91, 123, 304, 4, 1205
        

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
    2013,4462,977,56,151,93,258,218,2025,130,284,19,83,3,166
    2014,5101,1077,50,157,151,393,170,1877,328,551,57,190,4,97
    2015,5615,1370,36,188,152,105,55,2538,223,506,73,310,2,57
    2016,4357,2092,51,220,168,195,84,553,219,416,57,244,1,58
    2017,8069,3349,103,168,434,222,137,2063,626,358,26,347,0,236
    2018,5706,2161,61,50,401,211,78,229,592,834,23,90,1,974
    2019,9368,5728,42,12,350,1377,312,128,398,450,185,68,0,318
    2020 YTD, 1211,271,0,0,104,4,107,55,339,39,0,13,0,279
    
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:
2012,5403,1340,150,136,215,1626,207,430,279,592,69,190,6,164
    2013,5772,1589,125,149,179,1681,343,304,323,560,60,253,20,185
    2014,6013,1649,134,180,179,1724,337,92,468,695,53,357,27,117
    2015,5162,1163,149,216,179,1502,192,99,461,775,57,263,29,79
    2016,5598,1046,136,235,171,1652,172,611,572,655,19,163,28,138
    2017,5099,824,242,218,224,2075,136,155,409,494,24,174,31,91
    2018,3747,666,166,91,90,1640,180,35,368,245,26,91,27,123
    2019,4454,911,161,149,195,1854,100,5,290,386,40,45,14,304
    2020 YTD,1718,49,25,159,32,1201,50,0,188,5,0,3,2,4
    

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