"Black Friday" Top 10: SizeUp Names Best U.S. Cities for Department Stores

Houston outranks New York and Los Angeles for department store spending nationally with nearly $5.5B in annual revenues

Nov 26, 2013, 05:03 ET from SizeUp

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As Black Friday approaches, Houston, Tex., is the nation's top city for department store spending, according to business intelligence website SizeUpHouston, New York, Los Angeles, San Antonio and Chicago have the highest revenues for department stores, which include Target, Walmart, Kohl's and Sears, among others.

"We thought it would be interesting to examine best performing cities for department stores, which traditionally are the busiest around the holidays," said Anatalio Ubalde, CEO of SizeUp.  "We compiled our list by analyzing current revenues for all department stores across America, then mapping the best-performing communities."

The top ten U.S. cities for department stores, based on total annual revenues, are: 

  1. Houston, TX
  2. New York, NY
  3. Los Angeles, CA
  4. San Antonio, TX
  5. Chicago, IL
  6. Dallas, TX
  7. Phoenix, AZ
  8. Jacksonville, FL
  9. San Diego, CA
  10. El Paso, TX

View a map of the top U.S. cities for department stores, based on total revenues, here:   http://www.sizeup.com/bestPlaces/department-stores#attribute=totalRevenue&placeType=city

Visitors can also view reports for the top-performing U.S. metros and states. Any of these reports can be embedded in another website by clicking the "Share" button above the map.

SizeUp super crunches millions of data points based on the most current data available from both public and private sources. SizeUp's data can be filtered by city, county, metro, and state, and also by criteria such as highest revenue per capita, most underserved markets, average annual revenue, employees and more, allowing decision-makers to find information that is most relevant to them.

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SizeUp (http://www.SizeUp.com) is a free business intelligence website that helps small businesses become smarter, more profitable and more competitive.  It enables small business owners to benchmark themselves against competitors, find the best places to advertise, and map their competitors, customers and suppliers.  SizeUp is a service of GIS Planning (http://www.gisplanning.com), the world leader in online economic development solutions.  SizeUp powers online services to small businesses offered on the U.S. Small Business Administration website.