Author: 

Ezra Carmel

Location Intelligence Breakdown: Coffee Caps-Off 2022

Location Intelligence Breakdown: Coffee Caps-Off 2022

With the lid on coffee space foot traffic for 2022, and the first sips of 2023 underway, we dove into the data for three leaders in the coffee category and take a closer look at how inflation, consumer loyalty, and promotions have impacted visits to the space. 

Amazon-Powered Shopping: The Future of Brick-and-Mortar Grocery?

Amazon-Powered Shopping: The Future of Brick-and-Mortar Grocery?

We dove into the foot traffic data for Amazon’s brick-and-mortar grocery outlets – Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market – in order to see the impact of new technology on visits. 

Let’s Have Some Fun! Going Out Is In

Let’s Have Some Fun! Going Out Is In

Despite tightening budgets, people are prioritizing getting out and having fun with their friends. We take a closer look at three leading brands – Dave & Buster’s, Bowlero, and X-Golf – and broader entertainment categories to see how the impact demand for fun is having on visits.

5 Emerging Retail Formats: 2023’s Brick-and-Mortar Evolution

5 Emerging Retail Formats: 2023’s Brick-and-Mortar Evolution

Physical retail has continued to prove its resilience by adapting to fast-paced changes in consumer behavior. We dove into the foot traffic data for five brands that employ new brick-and-mortar retail formats in order to take a closer look at how these configurations impact visits. 

New Year, New Food: 5 Dining Trends For 2023

New Year, New Food: 5 Dining Trends For 2023

The food and beverage space has undergone rapid evolution in 2022 and doesn't show any signs of slowing down in 2023. So, we put together a list of five dining trends to watch in the new year. 

Grocery Year-End Update: Publix in the Spotlight

Grocery Year-End Update: Publix in the Spotlight

Consumers have plenty of grocery shopping ahead of them, so we took a closer look at recent visit data for the grocery sector with a focus on Publix.

Retail Corridors and Indoor Malls: A Holiday Head-to-Head

Retail Corridors and Indoor Malls: A Holiday Head-to-Head

We take a closer look at foot traffic trends for nine major retail corridors to understand what separates these hubs from indoor malls.

Black Friday 2022: Consumers Hear the Call

Black Friday 2022: Consumers Hear the Call

We look into the foot traffic for Black Friday 2022 to see how this retail holiday can draw consumers to retail outlets in times of economic uncertainty.

Digitally Native Brands: Taking Off, Offline

Digitally Native Brands: Taking Off, Offline

We dive into four digitally native brands and take a closer look at their expansion into brick-and-mortar. 

Placer Bytes: Starbucks and Department Stores Ahead of Black Friday

Placer Bytes: Starbucks and Department Stores Ahead of Black Friday

As Black Friday draws nearer we dove into the foot traffic data for department stores and Starbucks to take a closer look at the status of holiday retail thus far.

Ho, Ho, Wholesale: Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJ’s

Ho, Ho, Wholesale: Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJ’s

We dive into the data for three wholesale leaders to understand the foot traffic trends driving visits as we approach the biggest retail months of the year. 

Home Improvement: Leave it to the Pros

Home Improvement: Leave it to the Pros

We dove into the foot traffic data for three key players in the home improvement space to examine how recent trends are driving visits.  

Placer.ai Spotlight: Pizza Players

Placer.ai Spotlight: Pizza Players

We dove into the visit data for four pizza restaurant chains doing exciting things and took a closer look at changes that are driving visits.

Holidays on the Horizon: Mid-Range and Luxury Shopping

Holidays on the Horizon: Mid-Range and Luxury Shopping

We dove into recent foot traffic data for department stores and luxury shopping to see how summer trends might carry into the holiday season. 

5 Hot Restaurant Brands for 2023

5 Hot Restaurant Brands for 2023

We dove into the visit data for five fast food chains and took a look at why they earned a spot on our list of Brands for 2023.  

Placer.ai Spotlight: Wawa’s QSR Pivot

Placer.ai Spotlight: Wawa’s QSR Pivot

We take a closer look at Wawa’s success and see what the company’s standalone drive-thru’s performance reveals about Wawa’s QSR potential. 

Citi Trends on the Rise

Citi Trends on the Rise

Citi Trends is a rising star in the off-price sector. We look at the foot traffic data to see how the chain stacks up against other top off-price retailers.

The Home Improvement Sector: A Sign of Consumer Confidence

The Home Improvement Sector: A Sign of Consumer Confidence

We check in on the home improvement sector, a 2020 and 2021 retail winner, to see how inflation is affecting foot traffic to these chains.

There's Somethin' About Pumpkin

There's Somethin' About Pumpkin

We dove into the foot traffic data for two leading coffee chains to see how the launch of pumpkin-flavored menu items drove visits to the chains. 

The Power of Labor Day 2022

The Power of Labor Day 2022

We dove into the foot traffic data across multiple retail categories to understand the shift in discretionary spending ushered in by Labor Day 2022. 

Kroger Digital Tell-All

Kroger Digital Tell-All

We check in with the Kroger brand's two biggest chains - Kroger and Ralphs - to see how their online shopping options are affecting foot traffic.

Petco Barking Up the Right Tree

Petco Barking Up the Right Tree

With Petco building on its pandemic success, we dove into the recent visit data and took a closer look at the chain’s launch into smaller, rural markets. 

Placer Bytes: DICK's Sporting Goods and Hibbett Sports

Placer Bytes: DICK's Sporting Goods and Hibbett Sports

We look at visit data for two leading sporting goods brands – DICK’s Sporting Goods and Hibbett Sports – to see the trends driving brick-and-mortar visits.

Dollar General in Command

Dollar General in Command

We dove into the foot traffic data to explore how Dollar General is cementing itself as a true one-stop shop for the value-oriented consumer. 

Department Store 2022 Summer Update

Department Store 2022 Summer Update

We look at department store foot traffic to measure the impact of rightsizing, and see how luxury department stores are adapting to economic uncertainty.

Placer.ai Spotlight: Subway’s Rightsizing and Innovations Drive Visits

Placer.ai Spotlight: Subway’s Rightsizing and Innovations Drive Visits

We dive into Subway's foot traffic to see how their store closures and menu additions are affecting visits nationwide.

Placer.ai Spotlight: Kohl’s Comeback Potential

Placer.ai Spotlight: Kohl’s Comeback Potential

As Back to School ramps up, we dove into Kohl's recent foot traffic to understand its position within the wider department store category.