A net 5,251 chain stores closed

in the first half of 2021

6,000

5,000

4,000

3,000

2,000

1,000

0

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Guardian graphic | Source: Local Data Company

A net 5,251 chain stores closed in the first half of 2021

6,000

5,000

5,251

4,000

3,000

2,000

1,000

0

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Guardian graphic | Source: Local Data Company