Per legal filings, 115 new chain stores opened in the month of June, an all time low. Now averaging approximately a 90% decrease since the pandemic began. Pre-pandemic monthly averages were more than 1200 new chain store openings per month.

On the other hand, Independents have steadied their growth trajectory for over a year, averaging 1950 new independent openings per month. See weekly chart dating from the beginning of the pandemic in March, 2020:

WEEKLY NEW Openings Chain Locations VS. Independent Locations
Chain stores Independent stores
6/30/2022 26 398
6/23/2022 11 384
6/16/2022 27 421
6/9/2022 22 351
6/2/2022 30 388
5/26/2022 28 431
5/19/2022 19 358
5/12/2022 16 357
5/5/2022 30 340
4/28/2022 21 373
4/21/2022 28 389
4/14/2022 21 343
4/7/2022 20 430
3/31/2022 36 374
3/25/2022 21 318
3/17/2022 27 387
3/10/2022 37 407
3/3/2022 26 386
2/24/2022 45 398
2/17/2022 22 324
2/10/2022 15 343
2/3/2022 32 333
1/27/2022 44 344
1/20/2022 31 292
1/13/2022 24 291
1/6/2022 28 363
12/30/2021 41 340
12/16/2021 33 360
12/9/2021 34 385
12/2/2021 46 411
11/18/2021 24 364
11/11/2021 41 434
11/4/2021 42 351
10/28/2021 34 405
10/22/2021 45 338
10/15/2021 36 399
10/7/2021 29 334
9/30/2021 28 351
9/23/2021 47 340
9/16/2021 53 386
9/9/2021 41 371
9/2/2021 33 315
8/26/2021 47 437
8/19/2021 46 249
8/12/2021 23 414
8/5/2021 36 443
7/29/2021 38 474
7/22/2021 49 465
7/15/2021 44 415
7/1/2021 32 406
6/24/2021 33 477
6/17/2021 55 413
6/10/2021 35 401
6/3/2021 32 431
5/27/2021 36 431
5/20/2021 31 412
5/13/2021 24 416
5/6/2021 33 459
4/29/2021 44 395
4/22/2021 24 382
4/15/2021 31 435
4/8/2021 28 426
4/1/2021 18 367
3/25/2021 22 386
3/18/2021 65 267
3/11/2021 54 421
3/4/2021 37 388
2/25/2021 33 399
2/18/2021 36 360
2/11/2021 79 589
2/4/2021 23 251
1/28/2021 21 294
1/21/2021 21 255
1/14/2021 46 441
1/7/2021 46 311
12/31/2020 45 322
12/17/2020 25 354
12/10/2020 42 369
12/3/2020 49 406
11/19/2020 41 389
11/12/2020 36 477
11/5/2020 43 472
10/29/2020 34 383
10/22/2020 56 482
10/15/2020 47 470
10/8/2020 40 489
10/1/2020 51 382
9/24/2020 61 452
9/17/2020 40 381
9/10/2020 38 359
9/3/2020 33 356
8/27/2020 60 430
8/20/2020 46 372
8/13/2020 63 422
8/6/2020 48 397
7/30/2020 53 439
7/23/2020 32 315
7/16/2020 47 409
7/9/2020 81 476
6/25/2020 36 308
6/18/2020 29 359
6/11/2020 42 212
6/4/2020 57 274
5/28/2020 40 258
5/21/2020 23 257
5/14/2020 50 288
5/7/2020 28 268
4/30/2020 44 280
4/23/2020 48 315
4/16/2020 50 475
4/9/2020 20 172
4/2/2020 43 284
3/26/2020 25 249

 

TOTALS Legal Filings Week ending 6/30/2022
WEEKLY Total Raw Filings Total Net New (Post Vetting)
6/30/2022 1067 431
6/23/2022 902 412
6/16/2022 1039 462
6/9/2022 1085 387
6/2/2022 951 430
5/26/2022 1047 476
5/19/2022 874 400
5/12/2022 891 381
5/5/2022 941 378
4/28/2022 1032 406
4/21/2022 939 428
4/14/2022 955 373
4/7/2022 1053 458
3/31/2022 755 422
3/25/2022 1045 356
3/17/2022 896 439
3/10/2022 960 462
3/3/2022 962 436
2/24/2022 941 462
2/17/2022 977 356
2/10/2022 647 372
2/3/2022 650 383
1/27/2022 828 401
1/20/2022 935 335
1/13/2022 699 338
1/6/2022 812 407
12/30/2021 797 411
12/16/2021 854 410
12/9/2021 938 433
12/2/2021 867 471
11/18/2021 678 409
11/11/2021 808 493
11/4/2021 870 409
10/28/2021 850 454
10/22/2021 812 399
10/15/2021 970 453
10/7/2021 713 380
9/30/2021 75 399
9/23/2021 670 403
9/16/2021 825 455
9/9/2021 807 437
9/2/2021 714 359
8/26/2021 913 493
8/12/2021 889 453
8/5/2021 1132 490
7/29/2021 1152 523
7/22/2021 948 528
7/15/2021 1050 478
7/1/2021 819 452
6/24/2021 975 538
6/17/2021 837 481
6/10/2021 880 446
6/3/2021 1417 479
5/27/2021 1322 504
5/20/2021 1103 452
5/13/2021 1294 454
5/6/2021 1303 508
4/29/2021 1250 456
4/22/2021 1130 414
4/15/2021 1332 483
4/8/2021 1474 490
4/1/2021 1085 400
3/25/2021 1251 431
3/18/2021 368 344
3/11/2021 1525 495
3/4/2021 1216 435
2/25/2021 1006 460
2/18/2021 1002 410
2/11/2021 1851 685
2/4/2021 624 281
1/28/2021 736 322
1/21/2021 484 283
1/14/2021 880 509
1/7/2021 1061 389
12/31/2020 1264 381
12/17/2020 1226 392
12/10/2020 771 419
12/3/2020 1264 469
11/19/2020 1003 446
11/12/2020 957 526
11/5/2020 971 533
10/29/2020 965 430
10/22/2020 1080 550
10/15/2020 1129 530
10/8/2020 1237 548
10/1/2020 924 450
9/24/2020 1006 525
9/17/2020 1022 433
9/10/2020 1002 406
9/3/2020 1056 400
8/27/2020 1050 503
8/20/2020 978 433
8/13/2020 1066 502
8/6/2020 1158 462
7/30/2020 992 503
7/23/2020 724 358
7/16/2020 958 474
7/9/2020 1368 582
6/25/2020 711 354
6/18/2020 815 396
6/11/2020 497 264
6/4/2020 762 358
5/28/2020 691 316
5/21/2020 776 304
5/14/2020 801 356
5/7/2020 679 316
4/30/2020 678 324
4/23/2020 970 385
4/16/2020 839 532
4/9/2020 691 192
4/2/2020 639 327
3/26/2020 844 301