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

What's Coming with SiteSeer 3.0

Posted by Sam Lowder on May 28, 2020 2:06:14 PM

It’s been in the making for a while now, but we’re very excited to give you a sneak peek of what is coming with SiteSeer 3.0 in June 2020!

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Topics: Site Selection Software, Analyzing Retail Sites, Site Selection Analysis, Commercial Real Estate Analysis Software

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

How Psychographic Data Can Enhance Site Selection

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jan 10, 2020 2:15:00 PM

When you use a tool like SiteSeer, there are all kinds of different data types that can power the platform:

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Topics: Data Partner, Site Selection Software, Analyzing Retail Sites, Data Quality

Site Selection 101: A Checklist

Posted by Sam Lowder on Oct 30, 2019 5:15:00 AM

Site Selection Checklist for Growing Retailers, Restaurant Chains, and Franchises

When you’re trying to grow your business through expansion, it’s essential to do so methodically and intentionally. You’ve probably heard before that even one bad location can prevent your retail business or other chain business from reaching its full growth potential—or worse, kill your business entirely. That’s why investing in site selection when you’re expanding is critical. But how do you approach the task diligently? Here’s a checklist to guide your site selection decision:

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Topics: Retail Site Selection, Site Selection Software

Site Selection, AI Modeling, and Unrealistic Expectations

Posted by Sam Lowder on Oct 18, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Maybe you’ve seen companies making bold claims about their site selection software lately.  Thousands of sites accurately forecasted…in mere seconds! If you’re wondering whether technological advancements have replaced the analyst and single-site sales forecasting, allow us to put it simply: no.    

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Topics: Retail Industry, Retail Site Selection, Site Selection Software, Artificial Intelligence, Analyzing Retail Sites