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

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

How Do You Maintain Momentum if Your Business is Winning Right Now?

Posted by Sam Lowder on Apr 24, 2020 7:20:00 AM

Coronavirus has changed the way we live, work, shop and interact—and most of us are wondering how life will ever return to normal.

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

Expanding Your Retail Chain When Changing Format Types

Posted by Sam Lowder on Feb 13, 2020 4:00:00 PM

There are times that it makes good sense for a chain business to expand, and there are times it makes sense for that chain business to expand in a different way than they have in the past (to better reach customers).

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Topics: Retail Data Analysis, Smart Retail Growth, Retail Industry, Customer Analysis

What Chain Retailers Grew/Shrunk in 2019?

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jan 30, 2020 4:23:36 PM

It’s that time of year when those of us in the business of retail real estate research are looking backward at the year prior. What retail categories grew? Which ones shrank? SiteSeer’s data partner, ChainXY, provides insights into over 4,500 chains in the United States and Canada. We dug into their three broad areas (retail, restaurant and services) to collect a snapshot of how chains that existed on January 1, 2019, grew or shrunk over the year.

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

Five Things You Need to Know About Data Providers

Posted by Sam Lowder on Dec 23, 2019 5:15:00 AM

Attention retailers/restaurateurs/operators and executives of other chain businesses: have you ever received an email like this before:

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Topics: Retail Data Analysis, Market Data, Retail Industry, Restaurant Industry, Data Quality

Choosing the Right Trade Area

Posted by Sam Lowder on Nov 25, 2019 3:02:54 PM

Throughout our many years in retail real estate research, we’ve heard businesses of all types simplify the assessment of their business’s trade area. So often, we hear economic developers and retailers describe their trade area as a certain-mile radius around a site, but in reality, there are many different ways to delineate a trade area.

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Topics: Retail Data Analysis, Retail Trade Area, Real Estate Analytics Tool, Analyzing Retail Sites