U.S. chain retailers are starting the new year with plans to open 42,032 new stores in 2014, according to the December issue of Retail REITs: National Retailer Demand Monthly from RBC Capital Markets. The figure represents roughly a 1 percent increase from store opening plans announced in December 2012.
The chains that plan to open the highest number of new stores this year include Subway, Dollar General, Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries, Family Dollar and
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