2016 State of the Chains Report Details Retailer Chains in NYC

The State of the Chains report from the Center for an Urban Future is an annual report which studies how major retail and food chains impact New York City. Now in its 9th year, the 2016 report was just released and shows a 1.2% increase in the number of chains City-wide.

The ninth annual ranking of national retailers in New York City by the Center for an Urban Future (CUF) shows a 1.2 percent increase in the number of store locations over last year, an uptick from the 1 percent gain between 2014 and 2015. […] CUF’s analysis shows that the 303 retailers listed in last year’s ranking expanded their footprint in New York City by 89 store locations, growing from a total of 7,154 stores in 2015 to 7,243 stores in 2016—an increase of 1.2 percent. Chains gained locations in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, while reducing their presence in Manhattan.

The number one retailer City-wide? Dunkin Donuts with 596 stores across the 5 boroughs.

Check out the full report for full details and insight into what these numbers mean for our City.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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