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Market Share: Independent vs. Chain Retailers (Graphs)

| Written by Stacy Mitchell | 1 Comment | Updated on Dec 11, 2010 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at


Sales at Independent and Chain Retailers in the U.S., 1982-2007

Graph: Sales at Indies vs. Chains

Retail Spending Per Capita at Independent and Chain Stores, 1982-2007

Graph: Per Capita Retail Sales at Chains vs. Indies


Number of Small Retail Firms per 1 Million Population, 1982-2007

Number of Small Retail Firms per 1 Million Population, 1982-2007



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Stacy Mitchell is co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, and directs its Community-Scaled Economy Initiative, which produces research and analysis, and partners with a range of allies to design and implement policies that curb economic consolidation and strengthen community-rooted enterprise.  She is the author of Big-Box Swindle and also produces a popular monthly newsletter, the Hometown Advantage Bulletin.  Connect with her on twitter and catch her TEDx Talk: Why We Can’t Shop Our Way to a Better Economy. More


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