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Building a Site Selection Process that Results in Successful Locations

Posted by Michaele Charles on Feb 21, 2024 10:30:00 AM

Smart retailers know that site selection done right is a comprehensive process. We’ve written before on this blog about the importance of site selection that involves both site screening and site forecasting. This methodical approach helps reduce the risks of:

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Topics: Smart Retail Growth, Retail Site Selection, Site Selection Software, Analyzing Retail Sites, Site Selection Criteria

Trends and Positive Signs for the Retail Industry in 2024

Posted by Michaele Charles on Jan 30, 2024 5:57:00 AM

In the last month or so, you’ve probably seen a lot of news stories about the economy as experts reflect on the last year and look toward the future. Interest rates remain high and inflation is still a big concern, but there are positive signs too…and plenty of indicators that astute retail chains should pay attention to.

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Topics: Retail Predictions, Smart Retail Growth, Retail Industry, Analyzing Retail Sites, Site Selection Analysis, Sales Forecasting

The 15 Fastest-Growing Metropolitan and Micropolitan Areas (10/22 to 10/23)

Posted by Michaele Charles on Jan 19, 2024 9:30:00 AM

It’s that time of year when SiteSeer releases its semi-annual population study to look at the 15 metro and micro areas in the country that are growing the fastest. This study looks at population change (as a percentage) in between October 2022 and October 2023.

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Topics: Market Data, Population Study, Data Quality, Population Data

Holiday Data Spotlight: What Markets Spend the Most on Toys and Games?

Posted by Michaele Charles on Dec 18, 2023 9:15:00 AM

Tis the season to spend money! The holiday shopping season is well underway, with Americans getting out their wallets to buy gifts for many of the important people in their lives. Retailers consider the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas one of the most important of the year, putting on big campaigns around Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the weeks thereafter.

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Topics: Retail Data Analysis, Data Study, Retail Industry

10 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Thanksgiving

Posted by Michaele Charles on Nov 22, 2023 6:15:00 AM

SiteSeer is in the analytics business, so we’re always looking at the data and numbers behind things! During this Thanksgiving week, we thought it might be fun to share a few facts about this beloved American holiday. Here are 10 interesting things you might not know about Thanksgiving, the traditional turkey feast, and more:

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Topics: Data Study, Site Selection Checklist

Who’s Trick-or-Treating in the U.S.? A Fun Look at the Data

Posted by Michaele Charles on Oct 31, 2023 7:30:00 AM

Is your bowl of candy ready to be distributed to all the little ghosts and goblins who ring your doorbell tonight?

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Topics: Data Study, Demographic Data

Site Screening vs. Forecasting: Why You Need Both

Posted by Michaele Charles on Oct 27, 2023 8:30:00 AM

Successful retail chains know that choosing sites is a complex and data-driven process. As technology has improved and the availability of data has expanded significantly in recent years, businesses now understand that site selection should be done methodically, using the best, most relevant data available to them.

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What Retailers Can Learn from the NFL Draft About Forecasting

Posted by Michaele Charles on Oct 19, 2023 7:35:34 AM
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Topics: Hotspot Analysis, Analyzing Retail Sites, Site Selection Analysis, Sales Forecasting, Site Screening

Bolstering Your Business in the Face of Consumer Caution

Posted by Michaele Charles on Sep 12, 2023 9:00:00 AM

We’ve been here before. In early 2020, uncertainty was the word of the day, with the brief but serious recession induced by the pandemic and social distancing measures all over the globe. Somehow, things quickly rebounded and shoppers kept spending—albeit on things like home gym equipment and casual clothing until lockdowns eased. When that happened, people were eager to dine out and travel safely again.

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Topics: Real Estate Analytics Tool, Market Research, Retail Site Selection, Site Selection Software, Analytics Solution, Commercial Real Estate Analysis Software

4 Reasons You Need Site Selection Tools to Make Location Decisions

Posted by Michaele Charles on Aug 22, 2023 8:23:23 AM

Retail chains that have grown successfully have certainly learned their share of lessons along the way. Sometimes the growth seems to come easily, while other times it’s tricky to figure out. Choosing great locations can happen accidentally, but in today’s ultra-competitive landscape, that’s rare. Especially since the market has tightened and retailers are selective in how they spend their hard-earned money.

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Topics: Retail Site Selection, Site Selection Software, Analyzing Retail Sites

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