How Will Shopping Malls Fare and Change in 2021?

Posted by Sam Lowder on Mar 26, 2021 9:10:34 AM

For years, many have debated the death of shopping malls. The rise of ecommerce has been a big contributor to the struggles of brick-and-mortar retail, and many analysts and other experts have been talking about how these changes are impacting the American institution known as the shopping mall: 

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Topics: Retail Apocalypse, Recruiting Shopping Center Tenants, Retail Industry, Landlord Rep Brokers & Owners Industry, Tenant Rep Brokers & Developers Industry, Coronavirus

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

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

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

Employment Trends in the Post-COVID-19 World

Posted by Sam Lowder on Oct 19, 2020 12:02:00 PM

There continue to be many widespread impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, and one we’ve been talking about a lot lately both here on the SiteSeer blog and with our clients is population migration.

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Topics: Retail Data Analysis, Data Study, Population Study, Retail Industry, Coronavirus

Should You Trust Data During COVID-19? Hear What 4 SiteSeer Data Partners Have to Say

Posted by Sam Lowder on Sep 28, 2020 6:31:50 PM

If you’ve followed the SiteSeer blog for any amount of time, you know that at SiteSeer, we believe in blending art with science when making market and site decisions. A retailer or other business simply cannot expect that they’ll have wild success by throwing a dart at a map to choose their next location, nor can they pick locations based solely on what their forecasting models and site selection software tell them will be winners. 

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

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 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