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The state of local retail 2020: Kentucky.


We analyzed transactions for every day of the 2019 calendar year at over 40,000 local retail businessses across the United States, including Kentucky. The result is a comprehensive look at when local retail businesses make the most money, when they process the most transactions, and when customers tend to spend a little extra when they're out shopping.

The impact of COVID-19 on Kentucky retail businesses.

2020 has been a challenge for local businesses across the U.S., and there's no question that local retailers across the state of Kentucky have faced unprecidented challenges all year.

So before we take a look back at 2019, it's important to keep in mind the impact that COVID-19 has had on local retailers across the state. According to our data, the average Kentucky retail business saw total consumer spending from April through October, 2020 increase 9% compared to the same timeframe in 2019. Additionally, 17% of retailers in the state of Kentucky that were transacting before the pandemic hit are closed as of the last week of October.

Our research has shown that some types of retail businesses have fared quite well during the pandemic (sporting goods stores, home improvement stores, etc.), while others (clothing stores, book stores, etc.) have struggled. Whether a local retail business has struggled or thrived through 2020, this report gives insight on which days and months will be extra important for retailers in this unpredictable year.

What we learned about local retail sales in Kentucky.

Kentucky is the 33rd-ranked state for average retail revenue in the United States, pulling in 14% less in daily revenue than the national average on a given day.

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How much do retail shops in Kentucky make on an average day?

On a given day, retail shops in Kentucky brought in $842 in revenue. On a typical day, the average retail business also processed about 13 transactions while seeing customers spend an average of $63.46 per ticket.

Sales revenue Transactions Ticket size
$842 13 $63.46
National Rank: 33 National Rank: 16 National Rank: 46

 

What days of the week are retail shops in Kentucky busiest?

Fridays and Saturdays are busy at retail shops across the country, and things were no different for Kentucky retail businesses.

Fridays were particularly big, as 20% of all retail revenue in Kentucky came in on that day alone. On average, only 31% of retailers keep their doors open on Sundays in Kentucky, making it easily the slowest day of the week overall.

 

 

Among the businesses who did keep their doors open, Saturday was the busiest day of the week in terms of foot traffic, with Kentucky retail businesses processing an average of 17 transactions per day.

 

 

Kentuckians spend more per transaction on weekdays, with Mondays claiming the largest average ticket size of the week at $66.53 per ticket. Still, average ticket price remains fairly consistent throughout the week except for Sundays, when lower-ticket-item shops are perhaps more likely to remain open than higher-end boutiques.

 

 

What time of year do retail shops in Kentucky make the most money?

Kentuckians clearly love to shop regardless of the season, but what does the average year look like from week to week at retail shops in Kentucky? Let's take a look.

May was the biggest month of the year overall for retail businesses in the Bluegrass State, no doubt thanks to a huge lift from Mother's Day Weekend. The week leading up to the holiday was the biggest week of the year, and the week before that was the 5th.

 

Top 5 days for Kentucky retail businesses.

The holidays was responsible for the biggest day of the year, and a total of two of the top five days of the year overall. Spring break was also big for retail businesses in Michigan, accounting for the second biggest day of the year.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

11/29/19

Black Friday

3/1/19

5/10/19

Mother's Day Weekend

12/20/19

Weekend before Christmas

4/26/19

Friday Friday Friday Friday Friday

 

Kentucky retail shops on prominent days.

Retail shops look to events and holidays to generate big sales for their business. Here’s how prominent days rank compared to the average day.

  Day rank based on total sales How much did restaurants that were open make?
Day Day Rank Total rev vs avg % of restaurants open Avg rev Rev vs avg Avg txns Txns vs avg Avg ticket Ticket vs avg
New Year's Day 317 -62% 27% $950 13% 14 4% $69.09 9%
Super Bowl Sunday 356 -72% 30% $639 -24% 14 9% $44.44 -30%
Valentine's Day 25 46% 90% $1,085 29% 18 34% $61.14 -4%
St. Patrick's Day 334 -66% 30% $749 -11% 16 23% $46.00 -28%
Easter Weekend 10 63% 97% $1,130 34% 16 21% $70.58 11%
Easter Weekend 29 44% 87% $1,109 32% 18 34% $62.36 -2%
Easter Sunday 364 -91% 16% $398 -53% 11 -14% $34.96 -45%
Cinco de Mayo 329 -65% 33% $718 -15% 16 22% $44.34 -30%
Mother's Day Weekend 3 90% 98% $1,293 54% 19 43% $68.40 8%
Mother's Day Weekend 11 62% 90% $1,208 44% 20 53% $59.46 -6%
Mother's Day 347 -69% 32% $648 -23% 15 11% $44.06 -31%
Memorial Day Weekend 6 68% 99% $1,131 34% 16 23% $69.53 10%
Memorial Day Weekend 49 36% 83% $1,097 30% 17 27% $65.00 2%
Memorial Day 313 -50% 43% $785 -7% 14 9% $54.53 -14%
Father's Day Weekend 34 41% 99% $956 14% 16 20% $60.22 -5%
Father's Day Weekend 79 26% 90% $938 12% 16 24% $57.19 -10%
Father's Day 348 -70% 31% $651 -23% 15 16% $42.21 -34%
21st of July 307 -31% 41% $1,129 34% 19 43% $59.57 -6%
Labor Day Weekend 12 62% 98% $1,105 31% 17 28% $64.97 2%
Labor Day Weekend 83 24% 83% $996 18% 18 33% $56.42 -11%
Labor Day 310 -47% 41% $880 5% 18 37% $48.51 -24%
Halloween 234 -5% 86% $745 -12% 11 -19% $69.07 9%
Thanksgiving Eve 68 28% 85% $1,012 20% 14 5% $72.91 15%
Thanksgiving 362 -80% 12% $1,127 34% 18 36% $62.41 -2%
Christmas Eve 282 -16% 57% $986 17% 14 5% $70.77 12%
Christmas Day 365 -96% 5% $568 -33% 15 10% $38.84 -39%
New Year's Eve 291 -19% 73% $745 -12% 12 -6% $59.62 -6%

Methodology

Womply analyzed daily revenue for over 40,000 retail shops in all 50 states, including Kentucky, as well as the District of Columbia for all 365 days of the 2019 calendar year. Retail businesses were only included in the analysis if they qualified as small businesses, Womply had a full year of transaction history, and the business recorded multiple transactions per day, on average.

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