Is Explosive Population Growth Good for Retail Development?

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jul 29, 2021 5:15:00 AM

SiteSeer happens to be based in one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country. Earlier this year, we released our updated 15 Fastest-Growing Metropolitan and Micropolitan Areas blog post, and Boise came in #2 on the list of metro areas, jumping 3.15% from June 2018 to June 2020.

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Topics: Retail Predictions, Smart Retail Growth, Tenant Rep Brokers & Developers Industry, Economic Development

SiteSeer Sitdown with Two Commercial Real Estate Experts

Posted by Danielle Yanskey on Jul 26, 2021 7:15:00 AM

SiteSeer knows market research, retail real estate, site selection and more, but we never purport to know more about an industry than those working in it day in, day out. That’s why when we wanted to dig deeper into the state of commercial real estate in the United States, we decided to turn to two experts in our network to get their insights.

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Topics: Smart Retail Growth, Real Estate Analytics Tool, Population Study, Retail Industry, Tenant Rep Brokers & Developers Industry, Commercial Real Estate Analysis Software, Economic Development

Navigating Decreased Demand if Your Business Thrived During COVID-19

Posted by Sam Lowder on Apr 9, 2021 2:24:00 PM

Over the last year, the business headlines have been dominated by companies that have struggled—the restaurants, retailers, and other independent and chain businesses that have seen decreased demand or been forced to operate at reduced capacity for the majority of the past 13 months.

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Topics: Smart Retail Growth, Retail Industry, Retail Site Selection, Restaurant Industry, Coronavirus, Grocery

2020 Retail Category Winners and Losers

Posted by Sam Lowder on Feb 23, 2021 2:30:22 PM

We all know by now that the year 2020 was challenging for many businesses for a variety of reasons. With many states laying out restrictions, some businesses were thrust into e-commerce on zero notice, while other businesses were forced to think outside the box on how to reach their customers in new ways.

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

[Case Study]: Shopko Optical Sees Clearer with SiteSeer Pro Software

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jan 19, 2021 6:00:00 AM

When Monarch Alternative Capital acquired Shopko Optical in May 2019, it became critical for the real estate team to have a powerful, easy-to-use site selection and analysis platform that would help the company continue to grow after opening 80 standalone locations.

“We needed an analytics tool to help us with mapping, evaluating real estate, and assessing trade areas,” says Donna Capichano, chief development officer at Shopko Optical. “The tool we were using previously was expensive and produced inaccurate results. It was time for something better.”

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Topics: Smart Retail Growth, Real Estate Analytics Tool, Improving Store Locations, Site Selection Software, Case Study

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

Grocers Ready to Grow: You Need an Expansion Plan

Posted by Sam Lowder on May 15, 2020 10:46:46 AM

Two months into our global shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic and one thing is pretty clear: there are some businesses that are inherently built to withstand a crisis like this one. One such industry: grocery.

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Topics: Smart Retail Growth, Market Research, Capital Planning, Retail Industry, Coronavirus, Grocery

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

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

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