Sam Lowder

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The 15 Fastest-Growing Metropolitan and Micropolitan Areas: COVID-19 Edition

Posted by Sam Lowder on Sep 18, 2020 9:55:42 AM

In March 2020, SiteSeer published its follow-up blog on the fastest-growing large micropolitan areas in the United States between the end of 2017 and the end of 2019.

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Topics: Market Data, Data Study, Retail Recruitment, Population Study, Retail Industry, Communities Industry, Market Potential

How is One SiteSeer Data Provider Adjusting Due to Changes with the Census?

Posted by Sam Lowder on Aug 28, 2020 3:35:28 PM

You’ve probably seen the headlines lately regarding the impact of COVID-19 on Census operations.

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Topics: Retail Data Analysis, Data Partner, Data Quality, Coronavirus

Embracing Omnichannel: E-commerce Strategies for Brick-and-Mortar Businesses

Posted by Sam Lowder on Aug 24, 2020 4:24:22 PM

At the end of March 2020, the world of retail was struggling in ways it has never struggled before.

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Topics: Smart Retail Growth, Omnichannel Retail, Bricks and Mortar Retail, Retail Industry, Coronavirus, Grocery

What is SiteSeer’s Retail Match Score?

Posted by Sam Lowder on Aug 19, 2020 11:56:00 AM

With COVID-19 shaking up the brick-and-mortar world, many expect that shopping center owners will having many vacancies on their hands in the months and years to come. For those whose job it is to fill those vacancies, wading through struggling and bankrupt chains to find businesses that are still seeking expansion opportunities will be a challenge.

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Topics: Retail Data Analysis, Void Analysis, Retail Industry, Landlord Rep Brokers & Owners Industry, Tenant Rep Brokers & Developers Industry, Retail Match

What Happened to Unemployment Rates May-June 2020?

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jul 30, 2020 8:25:47 AM

If you’ve been following along, you know that during the months of April and May, SiteSeer was reporting weekly unemployment claims as a percentage in major metropolitan and micropolitan areas across the country. (Read our updates from 4/29, and for the weeks ended 4/27, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, and our 6/26 update). 

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Topics: Retail Data Analysis, Data Study, Retail Site Selection, Site Selection Software, Coronavirus

Has Your Customer Changed During COVID-19, and What Should You Do About It?

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jul 23, 2020 5:30:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed just about every business, and while some are struggling because their target customers have different needs and buying habits now – whether by choice or due to government mandates, others are experiencing inflated sales because the product or service they provide has become more important to buyers than ever before (we’re looking at you, grocery stores).

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Topics: Retail Industry, Restaurant Industry, Customer Analysis, Coronavirus

Store and Site Sales Forecasting in the COVID-19 Environment

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jul 7, 2020 9:34:46 AM

In early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down. The normal routine of socializing, going to work, shopping and dining became social distancing, telecommuting and stay at home orders. 

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Topics: Model Builder, Bricks and Mortar Retail, Analyzing Retail Sites, Coronavirus, Sales Forecasting

June 26: Monthly U.S. Unemployment Update Amid COVID-19

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jun 26, 2020 9:01:36 AM
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Topics: Market Data, Data Partner, Retail Industry, Analyzing Retail Sites, Coronavirus, Site Selection Analysis

Why Your Site Selection Process is Better with a Broker

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jun 23, 2020 1:33:53 PM

Step #5 in our Site Selection Checklist for making intelligent site selection decisions is to get the help of a broker.

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Topics: Improving Store Locations, Building New Locations, Retail Site Selection, Site Selection Software, Site Selection Analysis, Commercial Real Estate Analysis Software, Site Selection Criteria

Five Steps for Defining Your Site Criteria

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jun 15, 2020 4:15:47 PM

Step #4 in our Site Selection Checklist for making intelligent site selection decisions is to define your site criteria.

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Topics: Improving Store Locations, Building New Locations, Retail Site Selection, Site Selection Analysis, Site Selection Criteria