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 Looked at SiteSeer Lately?

Posted by Sam Lowder on Oct 27, 2020 5:45:00 AM
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Topics: Retail Site Selection, Site Selection Software, Analyzing Retail Sites, Site Selection Analysis, Commercial Real Estate Analysis Software

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