The 15 Fastest-Growing Metropolitan and Micropolitan Areas (10/20 to 10/21)

Posted by Tom Kessler on Jan 28, 2022 5:00:00 AM

In our last iteration of this population study, we compared two critical periods: April 2020 (the onset of COVID-19) to April 2021 (when vaccines started rolling out in the United States). The update before that, we compared October 2019 to October 2020.

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Topics: Data Study, Population Study, Communities Industry

What You Need to Know About Site Selection Research

Posted by Tom Kessler on Dec 22, 2021 6:00:00 AM

SiteSeer is in the business of site selection software, but we do a lot more than that. We help growing businesses with their market strategy, including which markets to expand into, where to find the best sites and how to forecast store performance.

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Topics: Market Research, Data Study, Retail Site Selection, Data Quality

2021 Retail Category Winners and Losers (Jan-Oct 2021)

Posted by Tom Kessler on Oct 18, 2021 6:30:00 AM

Back in February 2021, we wanted to take a look at the year 2020 and figure out what retail categories did well (grew) and which ones struggled (shrunk). The year started off as many years do and then when the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak to be a global pandemic on March 11th, life as we all know it changed forever.

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Topics: Smart Retail Growth, Data Study, Retail Site Selection, Site Selection Software

Data Partner Spotlight: Report All

Posted by Sam Lowder on Aug 9, 2021 8:51:23 AM

Whether you’re a commercial real estate developer or a retailer trying to figure out where to locate, researching real estate for many begins on a county assessor’s website. But our data partner, ReportAll, makes that process much easier by compiling parcel data from all across the country. SiteSeer obtains ReportAll’s parcel data layer API in our application. So if you want to know who owns a piece of property, how it is shaped, who owns it and more, that information is easily accessible within SiteSeer Pro.

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Topics: Data Study, Improving Store Locations, Building New Locations, Data Partner, Data Quality, Site Selection Analysis, Traffic Counts

Data Partner Spotlight: INRIX

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jul 8, 2021 6:15:00 AM

When you’re in the retail business, location planning is a complicated process. There are many factors to consider when trying to ensure a location can be successful, but at the top of the list is making sure there’s plenty of traffic passing by that site (in other words: potential customers).

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Topics: Data Study, Improving Store Locations, Building New Locations, Data Partner, Data Quality, Site Selection Analysis, Traffic Counts

Data Partner Spotlight: ChainXY

Posted by Sam Lowder on May 27, 2021 12:00:00 PM

When you’re a retailer, restaurant chain or real estate professional, it’s critical to do your homework. Our data partner, ChainXY, makes that much easier, with their chain locational data that allows real estate professionals that are conducting market research to make informed decisions.

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Topics: Data Study, Improving Store Locations, Building New Locations, Data Partner, Data Quality, Site Selection Analysis

The Latest on the 2020 U.S. Census Data

Posted by Sam Lowder on May 24, 2021 12:00:00 PM

You might have heard recently that after many months of delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau completed its counts and released its initial batch of data (state data) on April 26, 2021. Many SiteSeer users and clients have been asking about this data, so here’s a look at some of the highlights that might interest you:

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

The Inside Scoop on SiteSeer’s Data Query Tool

Posted by Tom Kessler on Apr 29, 2021 5:30:00 AM

When it comes to data analysis in SiteSeer, you have historically had two choices:

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Topics: Retail Data Analysis, Model Builder, Data Study, Location Profiles

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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Topics: Smart Retail Growth, Data Study, Retail Site Selection, Site Selection Software

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

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