2022 Retail Category Winners and Losers (Jan-Nov)

Posted by Lance Blick on Dec 9, 2022 11:00:00 AM

As 2022 comes to a close and SiteSeer clients are looking toward and planning for 2023, we wanted to revisit a topic we’ve discussed on the blog in years past: which retail categories grew and shrunk (physical stores/locations) during the year (to date). To refresh your memory, we first analyzed data on store openings and closures for 2020, and then again for 2021 (or more accurately, January-October 2021).

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Topics: Smart Retail Growth, Data Study, Retail Site Selection, Site Selection Criteria, Site Selection Checklist

Save the Date for 2023 SiteSeer User Conferences Webinars

Posted by Michaele Charles on Nov 30, 2022 5:00:00 AM

Retailers and commercial real estate brokers and developers, mark your calendar for SiteSeer’s 2023 User Conferences. These webinars will be held quarterly in 2023, bringing together professionals in retail research, site selection, shopping center development, commercial leasing and related areas who use SiteSeer (or are planning to subscribe soon) to learn about best practices in SiteSeer, tips and tricks, feature updates, and more.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, SiteSeer User Conferences

What is “Explainable AI” and How Do We Use It?

Posted by Tom Kessler on Nov 29, 2022 11:49:00 AM
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Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Analyzing Retail Sites, Machine Learning, Site Selection Analysis, Sales Forecasting

What Market Research Experts Can Learn from Election Polls

Posted by Danielle Yanskey on Nov 21, 2022 12:05:07 PM

If you’ve been following the SiteSeer blog for a while, you might recall a post we wrote this time six years ago. It was not long after the 2016 Presidential election, and Hilary Clinton had just lost to Donald Trump…despite what the polls said leading up to the election.

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Topics: Retail Data Analysis, Market Data, Site Selection Software, Data Quality, Site Selection Analysis, Sales Forecasting

Finding Market Opportunity Amid Uncertainty

Posted by Danielle Yanskey on Oct 28, 2022 1:27:39 PM

How to uncover success in your retail or other chain business in 2023 and beyond

Everywhere you turn, there’s talk of rising interest rates, inflation and an impending recession that has every consumer on edge.

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Topics: Retail Data Analysis, Market Research, Building New Locations, Analytics Solution

Single Site Studies for Grocery Store Chains

Posted by Danielle Yanskey on Oct 14, 2022 6:00:00 AM

In the grocery industry, like many retail industries, there’s no room for error when it comes to opening new locations. Before you invest time, energy and financial resources into the opening of a store, you need to analyze that site thoroughly and understand its sales potential.

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Topics: Smart Retail Growth, Retail Site Selection, Grocery, Single Site Studies, Supermarkets

Subscribe for Unlimited Void Analysis Reports!

Posted by Michaele Charles on Sep 30, 2022 5:00:00 AM

If you’ve used Void Analysis in the past and found it to be a valuable tool, you’ve probably been tempted by a SiteSeer subscription, which gives you access to unlimited Void Analysis Pro reports (normally $299.99 each).

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Topics: Void Analysis

SiteSeer Explorer Now Offers Applied Geographic Solutions (AGS) Data

Posted by Michaele Charles on Sep 29, 2022 5:00:00 AM
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Topics: Retail Data Analysis, Demographic Data, Retail Site Selection, Site Selection Software

Tips for Creating an Expansion Plan in Today’s Market

Posted by Michaele Charles on Sep 27, 2022 6:30:00 AM

Here’s a scenario we’ve seen a lot here at SiteSeer: an entrepreneur starts a business. Maybe it’s a retail business of some kind—a boutique clothing store, an ice cream shop, a bike shop—or maybe it’s a restaurant.

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Topics: Market Research, Market Data, Capital Planning, Retail Industry, Retail Site Selection, Restaurant Site Selection, Site Selection Analysis

Six Shopper Habits in Uncertain Times

Posted by Tom Kessler on Sep 22, 2022 6:30:00 AM

If you keep tabs on the news, you’ve heard that the economy is slowing, with some analysts suggesting that the U.S. could face a recession by the end of the year. Inflation-adjusted consumer spending slowed to 1.5 percent in the first half of 2022 (per CNBC)—compared to nearly 12 percent a year earlier. The housing market seems to finally be slowing after two years of skyrocketing home values and minimal available inventory.

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