Peeking Behind The Curtain: Movie Theaters in 2023 and Beyond
Barbenheimer may have been the word out of everyone's mouth over the summer, but other films helped boost sales and visits to theater chains. We look at the location intelligence for the three major theaters – AMC, Regal Cinemas, and Cinemark – to find out.
February 28, 2024
Diving Into Brick-and-Mortar Eyewear
Warby Parker and America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses expanded their brick-and-mortar footprints recently. How did they fare in the final months of 2023? And what does their performance bode for the future of offline eyewear sales this year?
February 27, 2024
Getting Into Gear: Exploring The Auto Part Industry
We checked in with AutoZone and O’Reilly – two pandemic winners from the auto parts industry – to understand what location intelligence reveals about the retailers in 2024.
February 26, 2024
O’Reilly Auto Parts
Recapping Valentine’s Day 2024 Foot Traffic Trends
Which retail segments saw the largest foot traffic boost on February 14th, and how did 2024's patterns compare to last year's trends? We take a closer look here.
February 23, 2024
Discount & Dollar Stores
CAVA & sweetgreen Are On the Rise
Sweetgreen, which IPO-ed in 2021, and CAVA – public since last year – are continuing their growth spurt. We dove into the location intelligence data to understand what is driving success for these emerging fast-casual leaders.
February 22, 2024
Fitness: A Strong Start to 2024
January is a time for new beginnings – and nearly half of Americans vowed to improve their fitness in the new year. So with 2024 picking up steam, we dove into the data to explore the current state of fitness. How did leading fitness chains perform last month?
February 21, 2024
Dutch Bros. Continues To Percolate Visits
Dutch Bros. has impressed with its foot traffic growth over the past few years. We took a closer look at the foot traffic data to understand where this chain’s growth is headed.
February 20, 2024
Super Bowl 2024: Placer.ai’s Postgame Foot Traffic Analysis
The Super Bowl was hosted in Las Vegas for the first time ever, and was followed by lots of after-game parties and parades. We used the latest location analytics to take a closer look at the Vegas hotspots where fans and celebrities celebrated (or drowned their sorrows) after the game.
February 19, 2024
Hats Off For Off-Price
How did off-price leaders T.J. Maxx, Marshalls (both owned by TJX Companies), Burlington, and Ross perform in last year? And how is 2024 shaping up for the category? We dove into the foot traffic data to find out.
February 15, 2024
Who Is Shopping at Malls?
With shopping center vacancy rates now lower than they were pre-COVID, we dove into the demographic and psychographic trade area data for leading Indoor Malls, Open-Air Shopping Centers, and Outlet Malls to understand who visited malls in 2023.
February 14, 2024
Drilling Down Into Home Improvement
When we last checked in with the home improvement category, high interest rates and a cooling housing market had impacted visits to retailers The Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Tractor Supply. As 2024 gets underway, what might lie ahead for these chains? We take a look at the data to find out.
February 13, 2024
Walmart, Target, Costco & Superstore Space 2023 Recap
How did Target, Walmart, Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJ’s Wholesale Club perform offline last year? Who visited the chains in 2023? And what does 2024 have in store for the space? We dove into the foot traffic and trade area composition data to find out.
February 12, 2024
Catching Up With Shake Shack and Wingstop
We take a look at two dining chains - Shake Shack and Wingstop - to see how they performed during the final quarter of 2023 and what may lie ahead for them in the new year.
February 8, 2024
Something To Chew On: Demographic Shifts at Steakhouse Chains
Few things are more beloved by Americans than a steak – and two of the most popular steakhouse chains in the U.S. are Texas Roadhouse and Outback Steakhouse. Who is visiting these chains, and what characteristics do they share? We take a closer look.
February 7, 2024
Placer.ai Office Index: Looking Back at 2023
For many participants in the remote work debate, 2023 was a year for compromise - two days a week? Three? But what did the hybrid model look like in 2023? And who were last year’s office visitors? We dove into the data to find out.
February 6, 2024
Return To Work
Office Building Index
Recapping RBI & Yum! Brands’ 2023 Foot Traffic Performance
Ongoing inflation was a major story throughout 2022 and 2023. How did rising costs impact Burger King, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Taco Bell, KFC, and other leading brands from the RBI and Yum! Portfolio? We dove into the data to find out.
February 5, 2024