Salad chains are thriving. We take a closer look at three leading players in the industry - Chopt, Sweetgreen, and Just Salad – to see how they are faring into 2023.
Ulta Beauty and lululemon athletica – two brands that fall solidly into the discretionary spending category – are thriving in a challenging retail environment. We take a closer look at their recent foot traffic data to see what may be driving visits to their stores.
We take a closer look at location intelligence data for the three major airports serving the New York area - JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty - to better understand who they serve and what can be done to turn them into ever-more appealing travel hubs for New Yorkers.
Off-price retail has been a winner in the apparel retail space. We look at the location intelligence for some major players - T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, Burlington, and Ross - to see how they are performing in challenging times.
Despite the inflationary headwinds impacting restaurant traffic, some restaurants are thriving by implementing price increases to offset rising costs. We take a closer look at foot traffic and revenue data for one company succeeding in the current economic climate.
As the cost of groceries continues to rise, grocery stores nationwide are looking for ways to stay competitive and drive foot traffic. We take a closer look at some of the most popular grocery chains in the Northeast and discover how a leading Northeastern chain is successfully remodeling locations
The discount retail industry is growing up. The sector is reaching far wider audiences and driving some of the fastest expanding brands in retail. Today, we take a closer look at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, a closeout bargain retailer of discontinued, surplus, or overstock items.
Franchising is a popular way for companies to expand their businesses and for entrepreneurs to become business owners. We dive into the data for five expanding dining franchises to identify opportunities in the space.
The COVID-19 pandemic upended many aspects of travel and tourism – and the industry barely had time to recover before a rising consumer price index and budgetary concerns led some consumers to cut back on travel once again. We take a closer look at the current state of domestic travel and tourism.
Darden Restaurants is one of the world’s largest restaurant groups, with nearly 2,000 restaurants in its portfolio. With restaurants across the country continuing to feel inflationary pressures, how is the brand faring? We take a closer look.
With interest in fitness and sporting goods still strong, Nike and lululemon are focusing on new growth opportunities and continuing to expand their brick-and-mortar presence despite the ongoing headwinds. We take a closer look at their recent performance amidst a changing retail landscape.
Pop-up shops have long been a popular option for retailers looking for a fast, affordable, and engaging way to promote their products. We take a closer look at a few different pop-up retail experiences to understand how brands can leverage this format to expand their reach and tap into new markets.
This white paper digs into the foot traffic data to understand how business travel has changed following the events of the past few years. After many stops and starts, COVID-19 surges, and inflationary pressures, how has traveler behavior shifted?
The past few years have seen Ulta Beauty exceeding all expectations, even as economic headwinds impacted many retail categories. With the first few weeks of 2023 behind us, we take a closer look at 2022's performance and see how the brand is faring into 2023.
With 2023 already underway, we look at the changes in visits to two of the biggest names in the segment – DICK's Sporting Goods and Hibbett Sports – to see how the chains performed in 2022 and what we should expect from the category this year.
Discount and dollar stores thrived during the pandemic, with the category gaining popularity with a wider shopper base. As inflation concerns persist, discount and dollar stores are positioned to capture an even larger share of the market.
Off-price apparel was a notably resilient segment during the pandemic. Now that inflation has replaced COVID as the major challenge facing retail, we dove into the data to see how the segment is performing and what might lie ahead in 2023.
The fitness industry proved remarkably resilient over the past few years. With January - the sector's strongest month of the year - behind us, we look at the segment's January performance to see how major chains are doing post-COVID and explore specialty fitness brands.
Washington, D.C., has long attracted those looking to make their mark in government or policy. We take a look at the migration patterns for the city to see how COVID affected population growth, examine demographic trends from the past three years, and explore changes in surrounding cities.
When we last checked in with McDonald’s and Chipotle, both were outpacing their category peers and introducing new initiatives to help drive foot traffic and sales. With 2022 in the rearview, we dove into the quarterly performance of both chains to see what might lie ahead for them in 2023.
Luxury retailers are opening up stores in previously overlooked markets in the South. We look at the demographic shifts driving these changes to understand what may lie ahead for the brick-and-mortar luxury sector.
Over the pandemic, many claimed that major cities such as New York and its boroughs were fading in favor of the suburbs. But it takes more than a pandemic to keep NYC down. We take a closer look at the migration trends in these iconic cities and see what lies ahead for them post-COVID.
During COVID, San Francisco saw one of the highest outbound migration rates in the country. We check in to see what lies ahead for the city.
This blog takes a closer look at how social media campaigns can increase foot traffic and the role of influencer marketing in brick-and-mortar strategy.
Our latest white paper dives into key trends likely to shape the retail landscape in 2023 using foot traffic data, migration data, and more.
This Placer Bytes takes a look at three companies – Nike, lululemon, and GameStop – to see how they fared over the holidays and what lies ahead.
We dive into the performance of four major discount chains to see how the upcoming holiday season might affect visits.
Our latest white paper dives into the foot traffic data of retailers embracing small-format stores to understand better the benefits of going small.
We dove into the foot traffic data to the off-price and leading sports retailers to see what visits can tell us about the upcoming holiday season.
As the holiday season approaches, we checked in to see how some of the biggest coffee chains are faring following their autumn drink releases.
Texas Roadhouse weathered the pandemic in part by embracing technology and takeaway. We dive into recent foot traffic to see how the chain is holding up.
With Q3 2022 behind us, we took a closer look at McDonald’s and Chipotle to see what the foot traffic within the wider food industry can tell us.
Brick-and-mortar apparel has faced a unique set of challenges of late, but many chains are thriving, including the five featured here.
We catch up with several breakfast restaurant leaders and take a look at how they are leveraging their knowledge of their customer base to succeed.
Miami’s tourism sector has been on an upswing for the past few years. We took a look at recent foot traffic to better understand the city’s tourism surge.
We check in with the Darden Restaurant Group to see how its fleet of over 1,800 locations is performing amidst inflation and rising grocery costs.
Our recent white paper takes a look at how domestic migration can affect local businesses. Read on to see how small changes can affect larger industries.
With office building recovery entering a more stable phase, we examined nationwide foot traffic patterns and explore how different cities are recovering.
Our latest white paper dives into innovative strategies shopping centers have been implementing to keep them ahead of the pack.
We dive into the recent foot-traffic performance of three plus-size retailers - Destination XL, Lane Bryant, and Ashley Stewart.
We took a look at the latest foot traffic data to see how inflation, supply chain woes, and COVID-19 are driving visits to off-price retailers
Interest in home improvement soared during the pandemic. We check in with the industry to see how it is faring with a new set of challenges.
We took a look at recent foot traffic data to offices to see how the sector is recovering, and how it is responding to recent economic challenges.
We took a look at airport foot traffic to understand how the sector is reacting to easing pandemic restrictions, inflation concerns, and rising gas prices.
We took a look at office foot traffic trends since the start of the pandemic to see what visit patterns could tell us about the workplace recovery.
We analyzed store optimization plans from leading retailers to find out how closing or re-imagining a retail location can help increase foot traffic.
We took a look at three of the biggest pharmacies in the US to see how they are reinventing themselves in an increasingly competitive space.
Our latest white paper looks at the home improvement and decor sector to see how economic shifts are affecting the industry.
We took a look at foot traffic trends for national and state parks as well as foot traffic to Sierra, a popular off-price camping retailer.
We use our Office Building Index to analyze foot traffic patterns to offices in three major cities and better understand how they are recovering.
We take a look at foot traffic trends to leading indoor entertainment destinations to understand consumer attitudes towards these types of experiences.
Costco, BJ’s, and Sam’s Club were poised to do well in the beginning of 2022. We looked at foot traffic data to see how these wholesalers are holding up.
We checked in with leading off-price retailers to see how the industry is holding up in the wake of inflation, gas prices, and Covid.
Our latest white paper examines how the recent economic shifts are impacting grocery industry and how consumer attitudes are changing.
We took a closer look at Q1 2022 foot traffic for hotels, airports, and major convention centers to see how the travel industry is doing.
We took a look at leading steakhouse chains in the US to find out how the sector is recovering and what the future might hold.
We took a closer look at some of the best-performing shoe retailers to find out how the sector is faring.