Grocery and Supermarket Closures in US – Store Closure Report

How many Grocery and Supermarket Stores have closed in 2020?

There have been a total of 81 grocery and supermarket closures in the United States during August 2020. The states with the most number of store closures in the US are Florida, Illinois, Missouri, and Michigan with 7 store closures in each state.

ScrapeHero Data Store monitors the location data of 89 grocery and supermarket brands in the USA. We found that 17 of those grocery and supermarket brands had to close stores in August 2020.

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Download the complete list of store closures

You can download the complete list of grocery and supermarket store closure locations used for this report, as an Excel file, along with geocoded address, phone numbers and providers from our data store.

The list of stores closures for Grocery and Supermarket Stores in this dataset are – 7eleven, ACME, ALDI, Associated Food Stores, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Food Lion, Hy-Vee, Jewel Osco, Kroger, Pick n Save, Publix, Save A Lot, Schnucks, Walmart, and Wawa.

Other chains included are – Ace Hardware, Aarons, Bed Bath and Beyond, BigLots, Chevron ExtraMile, Fastenal, Francescas, Macys, Purple, Rainbow Shops, Saloom, and Sleep Number

Number of Grocery and Supermarket Store Closures by State

The states with the most number of store closures for grocery and supermarket chains in the US are Florida, Illinois, Missouri and Michigan with 7 store closures each. Together these states account for 34.5% of total grocery and supermarket store closures in the US.

States with the most Grocery and Supermarket Store Closures

StateLocations
Florida7
Illinois7
Missouri7
Michigan7
Pennsylvania5

Top Cities with most Grocery and Supermarket Store Closures

CityState   Number of Store Closures
ChicagoIllinois   5
St LouisMissouri   3
ClevelandOhio   2
DallasTexas   2
PhiladelphiaPennsylvania   2
WeirtonWest Virginia   2
MinneapolisMinnesota   2

Top Grocery and Supermarket Store Closure Chain in 2020

7-Eleven (18) has had most number of closures in August. Followed by are Dollar General with 14 store closures and ALDI with 12 store closures.

ChainStore Closures
7-Eleven18
Dollar General14
ALDI12
Save A Lot10
Schnucks6

Download this Dataset

ScrapeHero Data Store provides the location data of hundreds of brands spread across a variety of industries that include – Automotive, Healthcare, Fast Food and more. You can subscribe to our store data plans and get datasets with data points such as store openings, store closures, parking availability, in-store pickup option, services, subsidiaries, nearest competitor store and much more.

You can download the full dataset used for this analysis from our data store. Here is a random and small sample of records for you to look at the fields and the data that we provide:

Name Store Name Latitude Longitude Address City State Zip Code County Category Updated Date Country Status
Hy Vee Saint Peter Hy-Vee 44.3367 -93.9506 1002 Old Minnesota Ave, Saint Peter, MN, 56082 Saint Peter MN 56082 Nicollet Department & Grocery Store 8/31/2020 USA Closed
Walmart Princeton Store 40.303211 -74.676952 101 Nassau Park Blvd, Princeton, NJ, 08540 Princeton NJ 8540 Mercer Department & Grocery Store 8/31/2020 USA Closed
Family Dollar Family Dollar #2325 44.94862137 -93.25928673 1010 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN, 55407 Minneapolis MN 55407 Hennepin Department & Grocery Store 8/31/2020 USA Closed
Dollar General Dollar General # 3186 36.21294983 -80.29989101 1019 Bethania Rural Hall, Rural Hall, NC, 27045 Rural Hall NC 27045 Forsyth Department & Grocery Store 8/31/2020 USA Closed
Food Lion Food Lion Grocery Store Of China Grove 35.56549835 -80.57810211 106 S Us 29 Hwy, China Grove, NC, 28023 China Grove NC 28023 Rowan Department & Grocery Store 8/31/2020 USA Closed
Publix Shoppes Of Lake Village 28.82382 -81.781038 10601 Us Highway 441 Ste D, Leesburg, FL, 34788 Leesburg FL 34788 Lake Department & Grocery Store 8/31/2020 USA Closed

* Open hours are not displayed in the table above as it is too big to show on a reasonably sized screen

Impact of Covid on Grocery chains and Malls

As more sales shift online, retailers are using their stores as mini-distribution centers. Simon Property Group, the biggest mall owners in the US is in talks with Amazon to convert ailing department stores into open warehouses. If the outcome comes true, Amazon may use these vacant spaces as an opportunity to open more of its grocery stores like Whole Foods Markets.

This could be a positive move as the retail landscape has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Mall owners such as Simon are struggling to find new uses for retail space when only a few retailers are still growing. For Amazon, filling that mall space is about shortening the distance between where customers live and its warehouses.

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