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National Thrift Store Day: August 17, 2018

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According to NARTS: The Association of Resale Professionals:

“There are currently more than 25,000 resale, consignment and Not For Profit resale shops in the United States.

“Resale is a multi-billion dollar a year industry. First Research estimates the resale industry in the U.S. to have annual revenues of approximately $17 billion including revenue from antique stores which are 13% of their statistics. Goodwill Industries alone generated $5.37 billion in retail sales from more than 2,000 Not For Profit resale stores and online sales in 2014. 

“According to America’s Research Group, a consumer research firm, about 16 - 18% of Americans will shop at a thrift store during a given year. For consignment/resale shops, it’s about 12 - 15%. To keep these figures in perspective, consider that during the same time frame; 11.4% of Americans shop in factory outlet malls, 19.6% in apparel stores and 21.3% in major department stores.”

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Key Stats:

From Census.gov > Economic Census > Snapshot:

Industry Snapshots present key statistics from three Census Bureau economic programs — Economic Census, County Business Patterns, and Nonemployer Statistics — as well as per capita ratios using data from Population Estimates.

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Note: The Industry Snapshot above is cropped at the bottom. To see the full Snapshot, click on the image or the link.

More Stats:

Source: Monthly Retail Trade Survey, 1992-2018.

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