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

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

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

Have You Taken Advantage of SiteSeer’s Health Care Data Layers?

Posted by Sam Lowder on Nov 16, 2020 7:32:38 AM

SiteSeer provides our users with free access to nationwide healthcare location data. This data is provided in two map layers:

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Topics: Data Partner, Retail Industry, Site Selection Software, Health Care Industry, Site Selection Analysis

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

The 15 Fastest-Growing Metropolitan and Micropolitan Areas: COVID-19 Edition

Posted by Tom Kessler on Sep 18, 2020 9:55:42 AM

In March 2020, SiteSeer published its follow-up blog on the fastest-growing large micropolitan areas in the United States between the end of 2017 and the end of 2019.

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Topics: Market Data, Data Study, Retail Recruitment, Population Study, Retail Industry, Communities Industry, Market Potential

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 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

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