It may seem like every retailer is closing stores, but there are expanding sectors.

OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS
Current Stores January
12-mo. est.
24-mo. est. March
12-mo. est.
24-mo. est. YTD Change
12-mo. est.
24-mo. est.
Top Sectors Expanding Opening Plans
Video Rental / Sales 11,770 420 830 445 880 25 50
Shipping / Packaging / Postal Mail Center 6,681 190 420 290 645 100 225
Restaurant (family) 26,815 2,311 4,147 2,542 4,567 231 420
Restaurant (w/ liquor) 25,649 1,956 3,759 2,105 4,032 149 273
Food or Beverage Specialty 44,844 4,601 8,876 4,725 8,869 124 (7)
Top Sectors Curtailing Opening Plans
Convenience / Gas Station 50,902 884 1,755 583 1,152 (301) (601)
Car Rental 14,736 216 432 116 232 (100) (200)
Apparel - Family 13,430 942 1,715 945 1,712 3 (3)
Shoes 16,220 860 1,610 775 1,510 (85) (100)
Supermarket / Grocery 19,030 1,007 1,951 844 1,661 (163) (290)
Sources: Retail Lease Trac & RBC Capital Markets