The largest retailers in the US do not look very healthy

The shopping mall is dying a slow but inevitable death, as commerce moves steadily online. Vacancy rates rising, rentals falling, and familiar names failing. QZ examines the numbers behind the trend. 

“The analysis doesn’t paint a very pretty picture regarding the health of the leading physical retailers in the United States. Total sales growth is mixed and is negative for 20% of the sample. Comp store sales growth—arguably the key measure of retailer health—is also mixed and a quarter of the sample is negative. And note that many of these sales results include the retailers’ online segments, so the picture for their physical stores is even worse.”

The largest retailers in the US do not look very healthy

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