Report: Retailers To Open 94,000 New Stores By '11
Per the study, 5,400 active U.S. retailers are planning those new locations over the next five years. The study also says fast-food restaurants will open more than 13,000 new locations, with women's apparel second at about half that number. Nearly 6,100 new fast-casual restaurants will open, while just more than 6,000 new coffee/juice bars will open.
The restaurant category (which includes all restaurant chains not classified as fast food or fast casual) is fifth, with 5,800 new restaurant chain locations by 2011.