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2020 Retail Category Winners and Losers

Posted by Sam Lowder on Feb 23, 2021 2:30:22 PM

We all know by now that the year 2020 was challenging for many businesses for a variety of reasons. With many states laying out restrictions, some businesses were thrust into e-commerce on zero notice, while other businesses were forced to think outside the box on how to reach their customers in new ways.

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Franchise Planning Guide to Surviving the Pandemic

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jan 28, 2021 5:45:00 AM

Franchise planning has been beyond challenging in the last 11 months and it’s still not easy. If you were established before 2020, your territory plan is probably out the window right now and the capacity you thought you had for smart retail growth might have changed significantly.

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Topics: Retail Industry, Franchise & Services Industry, Retail Site Selection, Analyzing Retail Sites, Coronavirus

[Case Study]: Shopko Optical Sees Clearer with SiteSeer Pro Software

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jan 19, 2021 6:00:00 AM

When Monarch Alternative Capital acquired Shopko Optical in May 2019, it became critical for the real estate team to have a powerful, easy-to-use site selection and analysis platform that would help the company continue to grow after opening 80 standalone locations.

“We needed an analytics tool to help us with mapping, evaluating real estate, and assessing trade areas,” says Donna Capichano, chief development officer at Shopko Optical. “The tool we were using previously was expensive and produced inaccurate results. It was time for something better.”

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Topics: Smart Retail Growth, Real Estate Analytics Tool, Improving Store Locations, Site Selection Software, Case Study

Take a SiteSeer Demo, Get a FREE UberMedia Report + FREE Void Analysis

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jan 8, 2021 5:30:00 AM

It’s a new year and time for a new deal from SiteSeer! 

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Topics: Real Estate Analytics Tool, Improving Store Locations, Building New Locations, Void Analysis, Data Partner, Site Selection Analysis

A Look at Who Will Get the COVID-19 Vaccine First (by the Numbers)

Posted by Sam Lowder on Dec 21, 2020 6:00:00 AM

As we near the end of the year, there is a glimmer of hope: the COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in many states across the country and there is finally, after months of discussion, a distribution plan in place to get citizens vaccinated as soon as possible.

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Topics: Retail Data Analysis, Data Study, Coronavirus

Will the 2020 Holiday Shopping Season be an Anomaly?

Posted by Sam Lowder on Dec 18, 2020 5:30:00 AM

It’s probably unanimous: we’re all eager to wrap up this year.

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Topics: Omnichannel Retail, Bricks and Mortar Retail, Retail Industry

Why You Need Void Analysis in 2021

Posted by Sam Lowder on Dec 11, 2020 2:03:23 PM

In the aftermath of 2020 will come great opportunity (for the optimists out there). 

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Topics: Real Estate Analytics Tool, Void Analysis, Landlord Rep Brokers & Owners Industry, Tenant Rep Brokers & Developers Industry, Commercial Real Estate Analysis Software

Are You Planning for the Pandemic or Beyond the Pandemic?

Posted by Sam Lowder on Dec 4, 2020 2:54:48 PM

It has been a long time coming, but it’s finally here: the end of 2020 and the strangest and perhaps most difficult year for many in the retail industry.

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Topics: Retail Trade Area, Retail Industry, Retail Site Selection, Coronavirus

A Few SiteSeer Data Sources You Might Not Know About

Posted by Sam Lowder on Nov 27, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Anyone who uses SiteSeer (or is familiar with our software) probably knows that we have partnerships with many different data providers. Whatever your analytics needs, if you want third-party data, SiteSeer can connect you with whatever data you are looking for.

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Topics: Data Partner, Data Quality, Site Selection Analysis, Commercial Real Estate Analysis Software

Data Study: Population Growth and Crime

Posted by Sam Lowder on Nov 24, 2020 12:27:04 PM

We all know that 2020 has brought about many changes in the way people live—and where they live. With the ability to work from anywhere, many people have begun to rethink their priorities when it comes to deciding on the place they choose to call home…and why.

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Topics: Retail Data Analysis, Data Study, Population Study, Demographic Data