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Retail Store Databank

Updated: December 5, 2019

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 2019 year to date (YTD), and the data can be filtered by sector, year and type (closures/openings/net store openings).

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
2019 YTD Closures

9,271

2019 YTD Openings

4,346

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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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, 5699, 17840
    Beauty Brands and Retailers,53, 56, 50, 36, 51, 103, 61, 42, 452
    Convenience Stores,133, 151, 157, 188, 220, 168, 50, 9, 1077
    Department Stores,190, 93, 151, 152, 168, 434, 401, 350, 1939
    Discount Stores, 170, 258, 393, 105, 195, 222, 211, 1377, 2930
    Drugstores,186, 218, 170, 55, 84, 137, 78, 220, 1148
    Electronics Retailers,533, 2025, 1877, 2538, 553, 2063, 229, 128, 9946
    Grocery Retailers,172, 130, 328, 223, 219, 626, 592, 398, 2686
    Home and Office Retailers,287, 284, 551, 506, 416, 358, 834, 450, 3686
    Luxury Retailers,15, 19, 57, 73, 57, 26, 23, 185, 445
    Mass Merchandisers,95, 83, 190, 310, 244, 347, 90, 68, 1427
    Warehouse Outlets,4,3,4,2,1,0,1,0,15
    Others,62, 166, 97, 57, 58, 236, 974, 345, 1997
    
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, 902, 9179
        Beauty Brands and Retailers,150, 125, 134, 149, 136, 242, 166, 161, 1264
        Convenience Stores,136, 149, 180, 216, 235, 218, 91, 149, 1374
        Department Stores,215, 179, 179, 179, 171, 224, 90, 195, 1431
        Discount Stores,1626, 1681, 1724, 1502, 1652, 2075, 1640, 1757, 13657
        Drugstores,207, 343, 337, 192, 172, 136, 180, 100, 1668
        Electronics Retailers,430, 304, 92, 99, 611, 155, 35, 5, 1730
        Grocery Retailers,279, 323, 468, 461, 572, 409, 368, 289, 3169
        Home and Office Retailers,592, 560, 695, 775, 655, 494, 245, 385, 4400
        Luxury Retailers,69, 60, 53, 57, 19, 24, 26, 60, 369
        Mass Merchandisers,190, 253, 357, 263, 163, 174, 91, 45, 1535
        Warehouse Outlets,6, 20, 27, 29, 28, 31, 27, 14, 182
        Others,164, 185, 117, 79, 138, 91, 123, 284, 1181
        

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 YTD,9271,5699,42,9,350,1377,220,128,398,450,185,68,0,345
    
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 YTD,4346,902,161,149,195,1757,100,5,289,385,60,45,14,284
        

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