Author: 

R.J. Hottovy

In-N-Out Burger: What to Expect as the Brand Moves East

In-N-Out Burger: What to Expect as the Brand Moves East

In-N-Out made our list of restaurant brands to watch in 2023. We dove into the visitation data for an in-depth look at the potential foot traffic implications of its planned expansion - both for the brand and the broader quick-service restaurant category.

Kroger and Albertsons: A Merging of Strengths

Kroger and Albertsons: A Merging of Strengths

Kroger and Albertsons recently announced a merger that would make them a huge player in the grocery space. We take a closer look at their foot traffic here.

Five Trends to Watch for 2022’s Holiday Shopping Season

Five Trends to Watch for 2022’s Holiday Shopping Season

This year offered its own set of challenges which are likely to impact retail performance for the holidays. We dive into the data here.

Starbucks' New Makeover

Starbucks' New Makeover

We dive into Starbucks visit data to see how the coffee chain is doing, and what lies behind its newly unveiled expansion plans.

Grocery Update: A Regional Analysis of Inflation and Foot Traffic

Grocery Update: A Regional Analysis of Inflation and Foot Traffic

We conducted a regional analysis of grocery foot traffic data to see how inflation is impacting the offline grocery space.

Placer.ai Spotlight: Boot Barn’s Successful Offline Expansion

Placer.ai Spotlight: Boot Barn’s Successful Offline Expansion

We dove into Boot Barn's foot traffic data to analyze its 2022 performance and see how the brand’s  expansion is going. 

Placer Spotlight: Best Buy's Brick and Mortar Diversification

Placer Spotlight: Best Buy's Brick and Mortar Diversification

We took a look at Best Buy and saw two promising trends - a shift to a higher average selling price; and encouraging shifts in new retail formats.

Gas Price Inflation Hits Retail Foot Traffic: What Will Be the Ripple Effect?

Gas Price Inflation Hits Retail Foot Traffic: What Will Be the Ripple Effect?

We dove into the foot traffic data to find out how rising gas prices and elevated food prices are impacting retail visitation trends.

Chipotle Q4 2021 Earnings – Backtesting with Foot Traffic Data

Chipotle Q4 2021 Earnings – Backtesting with Foot Traffic Data

We dove into 2021 visit trends to Chipotle to see how well the foot traffic data validates Chipotle’s stated strategy. 

Placer Bytes: McDonald’s and Luxury Retailers

Placer Bytes: McDonald’s and Luxury Retailers

We dive into two ends of the affordability spectrum by looking at recent foot traffic data for McDonald’s and leading luxury retailers.

Sephora at Kohl's – A Promising Start

Sephora at Kohl's – A Promising Start

With only a couple weeks of data, we looked at the starting four Sephora at Kohl's to see how the partnership is affecting visit patterns.