Special Report

20 Most Popular Stores in America

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10. Dollar Tree
> Pct. of total US retail foot traffic: 0.55%
> Pct. of discount stores, warehouses & wholesale stores visitors in April: 22.33%
> No. of U.S. stores: 6,776
> Annual revenue: $22.8 billion

Dollar Tree is the most popular discount store in the United States by foot traffic. Dollar Tree-branded discount store locations accounted for 22.33% of all discount store visitors in the United States in April.

In July 2015, Dollar Tree acquired rival discount brand Family Dollar and its more than 8,200 store locations. Family Dollar brand stores are slightly less popular than Dollar Tree, with 0.29% of total foot traffic. For now, the parent company announced it is committed to continuing to expand both brands, rather than rebrand as a single entity.

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9. Dunkin’ Donuts
> Pct. of total US retail foot traffic: 0.56%
> Pct. of bagel & doughnut store visitors in April: 80.62%
> No. of U.S. stores: 9,419
> Annual revenue: $1.3 billion

Dunkin’ Donuts dominates the bagel and doughnut store category by capturing over 80% of Americans who entered those types of shops in April. Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of Dunkin Donuts, also owns Baskin-Robbins, an ice cream parlor chain. Baskin Robbins is far less popular than Dunkin Donuts, though it captures an estimated 18.64% of all ice cream shop foot traffic.

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8. Target
> Pct. of total US retail foot traffic: 0.62%
> Pct. of department stores visitors in April: 14.74%
> No. of U.S. stores: 1,844
> Annual revenue: $75.4 billion

Target, America’s eighth most popular store in April, reported a 36% increase in revenue and at 0.8% increase in profits in 2019 from the year before. With China tariffs beginning to take their toll on department stores that heavily source from that region, it remains to be seen if this growth will continue. Margins in the space have been under pressure for some time due to the negative variables of both tariffs and digital platforms.

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7. CVS
> Pct. of total US retail foot traffic: 0.70%
> Pct. of pharmacies visitors in April: 26.42%
> No. of U.S. stores: 9,900 (Locations in U.S. and Brazil)
> Annual revenue: $194.6 billion

CVS stores were the second most visited pharmacy and health care stores in the U.S. market in April of 2019. The Woonsocket, Rhode Island-based retailer and pharmacy chain reported $194.58 billion in revenue in 2019. Recent political changes have reshaped the health care market, and pharmacies like CVS must adapt. The company was on the hook for a $157 million Health Insurer Fee, as mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

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6. 7-Eleven
> Pct. of total US retail foot traffic: 0.70%
> Pct. of gas stations & convenience stores visitors in April: 13.78%
> No. of U.S. stores: 9,573
> Annual revenue: $109.9 billion

7-Eleven captured the most convenience store shoppers this April at 13.78% of all shoppers who visited convenience stores. 7-Eleven’s primary convenience store business is thriving, with revenues growing by 29.8% in the first quarter of this year. In addition, the company recently opened 903 U.S. stores for a total of 9,573 U.S. locations.

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