As of Dec 31, 2016, Carter's operated 951 stores in the US comprised of 654 Carter's stores and 297 OshKosh stores, as well as 164 stores in Canada.
In fiscal 2016, the company opened 60 net Carter's stores, opened 56 net OshKosh stores, and opened 17 net stores in Canada. In fiscal 2017, the company expects to open 77 new stores, close 13 stores, and convert 25 stand-alone Carter's stores to a dual-branded format prototype.
All stores are leased, with the majority of lease terms ranging between 5 to 10 years.
Stores in the US are located primarily in outlet and high-traffic strip centers in or near major cities, with an average size of approximately 4,400 square feet. Carter's stores average approximately 4,400 square feet, OshKosh stores average approximately 4,000 square feet and stores in Canada average approximately 5,100 square feet. The company has rolled a co-branded model in the US, which places Carter's and OshKosh stores next to each other, with a pass-through between them and the ability to check out in either store, and currently has 159 stores in this format.
|Total gross square feet (M)||4,902||4,902||4,327||3,834||3,452||3,082|
|Total gross square feet growth||13.3%||13.3%||12.9%||11.1%||12.0%||11.2%|
|Avg store gross sq ft||4,400||4,400||4,400||4,500||4,500||4,600|
|Avg store gross sq ft growth||-0.2%||-0.2%||-1.7%||-1.4%||-2.2%||-0.4%|