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

Why Your Site Selection Process is Better with a Broker

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jun 23, 2020 1:33:53 PM

Step #5 in our Site Selection Checklist for making intelligent site selection decisions is to get the help of a broker.

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Topics: Improving Store Locations, Building New Locations, Retail Site Selection, Site Selection Software, Site Selection Analysis, Commercial Real Estate Analysis Software, Site Selection Criteria

Five Steps for Defining Your Site Criteria

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jun 15, 2020 4:15:47 PM

Step #4 in our Site Selection Checklist for making intelligent site selection decisions is to define your site criteria.

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Topics: Improving Store Locations, Building New Locations, Retail Site Selection, Site Selection Analysis, Site Selection Criteria

COVID-19 Correlations & Observations for Retailers, Real Estate Professionals

Posted by Sam Lowder on Apr 28, 2020 4:05:13 PM

Our business is helping companies turn data into insights.  And we can’t help but wonder: what does the data show when it comes to where coronavirus is most prevalent?

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

Retail and Coronavirus: Observations and Planning Ahead

Posted by Sam Lowder on Mar 27, 2020 5:45:00 AM

It’s an interesting time to be alive, that’s for certain!

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Topics: Improving Store Locations, Retail Industry, Retail Site Selection, Site Selection Software, Coronavirus

What’s Going on with Natural Organic Grocery Chains?

Posted by Sam Lowder on Feb 25, 2020 5:00:00 AM

If you’re at all connected to the grocery business, you’ve probably seen the headlines about natural and organic grocery chains closing their stores:

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Topics: Retail Industry, Retail Site Selection, Site Selection Software, Restaurant Site Selection

How to Study Your Competition During Your Site Selection Process

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jan 29, 2020 3:49:31 PM
Step #3 in our Site Selection Checklist for making smart site selection decisions is study your competition.

Too often, we see companies do lots of homework on their customers and trade area and launch right into an expansion plan. Understanding your customer is indeed vital to your success as you grow. But there’s another side of the equation that is extremely important: understanding who you’re going up against.

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Topics: Market Research, Retail Industry, Retail Site Selection, Site Selection Software, Restaurant Industry, Restaurant Site Selection, Competitive Analysis

A Look at Retail’s Renaissance in 2019, Per IHL Group

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jan 14, 2020 10:14:00 AM

There are two scary words that nobody in the retail industry likes to hear: retail apocalypse.

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Topics: Smart Retail Growth, Retail Apocalypse, Data Study, Bricks and Mortar Retail, Retail Industry, Retail Site Selection

4 Best Practices in Site Selection

Posted by Sam Lowder on Dec 2, 2019 4:45:00 AM

Every day, we talk with retail companies, franchise organizations, and other businesses that want to select sites that give them the best potential for profitability and success. Here’s the stark truth: most companies have room for improvement when it comes to site selection. And as we all know, hindsight is 20/20. It’s very easy to think back and wish that you knew certain things about a site when you chose it. While you should be wary of any company that promises a methodology or tool that sounds a lot like a crystal ball, there are certain things you can do to choose better sites in the future and minimize costly mistakes.

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Topics: Retail Industry, Tenant Rep Brokers & Developers Industry, Retail Site Selection, Artificial Intelligence, Analyzing Retail Sites