New Store Opening Announcements Are Up 58% From 2020

Retailers have announced 4,969 store openings so far in 2021, which represents a 58.3% increase over last year, according to a report from Coresight Research. That figure slightly outpaces announced closures for the year, which stand at 4,889, down 37.9% from 2020. Dollar General has announced far more openings than any other retailer and represents more than 20% of all announced openings so far this year, according to Coresight data. Read more at Retail Dive.