More stores for the first time in years: 665 new companies in 2021

More stores for the first time in years: 665 new companies in 2021

This is evident from figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). In times of Corona, the number of stores has decreased as many stores will disappear in 2020. There are 0.4% fewer stores than at the beginning of 2020.

peak in 2010

In 2010, the number of stores in the Netherlands peaked. At that time, there were more than 13,000 physical stores at the beginning of this year.

Clothing stores make up the largest group of all stores. About one in six stores sell clothing. Household stores and supermarkets each account for 8% of the total number of stores.

Last year, the number of bookstores fell most sharply, at 8.1%. Shoe stores and shops for household appliances have also disappeared.

Many more online stores

While the number of brick and mortar stores has decreased since 2010, the number of online stores has increased significantly. Thanks to corona in 2020, online shopping has already started. The number of online stores also showed a strong increase of 28% last year.

Source: RTL

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