Posts by Tali Rozenman

Black Friday Shopping Center Index

When it comes to Black Friday, we love to discuss retailers. But what about the shopping centers and malls that house them? With Black Friday 2019 behind us, and the holidays just around the corner, we dove into some of the top-performing shopping centers to see who came out on top during Black Friday and whether the lessons from retail applied to the centers as well.

By Tali Rozenman on December 23, 2019

Macy’s Store Closures

With Q3 revenue declines and recent leadership changes, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Macy’s is closing stores. But as we often discuss, not all store closings are made equal. When handled properly, store closings can set the foundation for a strong rebound and ongoing growth. We looked at some recent Macy’s closures to […]

By Tali Rozenman on December 12, 2019

2019 Q3 Retail Index – Food

Last, but certainly not least, in our Q3 Retail Index is the food sector. We looked at ten of the biggest QSR brands to see who came out on top this quarter.  Slicing Up the Sector Despite summer dips, Starbucks remained the market leader out of the group, taking 27.9% of market share. McDonald’s was […]

By Tali Rozenman on December 2, 2019

Q3 Index – Home Goods and Improvement Sector

We’re continuing our Q3 Retail Index with something that really hits home, the Home Goods & Improvement sector that is. Did this quarter deliver results after a strong spring season? We dove into foot traffic data to see.  Most Improved In Q2 only two of the ten companies analyzed experienced a drop in traffic from […]

By Tali Rozenman on November 19, 2019

Placer Bites: Target Takes on Toys, Gymboree Makes a Comeback

Target is bringing the magic to its stores with a recent Disney collaboration.  Twenty-five stores nationwide have already opened in-store Disney shops, with many more expected to launch by this time next year. We looked at five locations in different states to see what we could learn from foot traffic and audience data.  All five […]

By Tali Rozenman on November 4, 2019


For most retailers, Thanksgiving and Christmas are the most wonderful times of the year when it comes to visit volume. But what about the stores that wait patiently for the spookiest day of the calendar?  In honor of Halloween, we looked into some costume favorites to see what fall’s costume peak time means for them.  […]

By Tali Rozenman on October 31, 2019

Jimmy Gets Inspired

Inspire Brands, owner of restaurant chains Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Sonic, recently added the Jimmy John’s sandwich chain to its portfolio. We dug into location data to see how the brand is performing and where its growth potential may lie. Make Way for Jimmy To start, we looked at the Jimmy John’s chain’s performance […]

By Tali Rozenman on October 17, 2019

Wendy’s Takes on Breakfast (Again)

Wendy’s stock fell even as the chain announced an attempt to re-launch its nationwide breakfast menu next year. Breakfast has been a tough one to tackle for fast food chains, as most Americans make breakfast at home. Nevertheless, this has been a challenge that the big players have gladly accepted. We looked into the latest […]

By Tali Rozenman on September 24, 2019

Starbucks Spicing Summer Up

Starbucks fan favorite, the Pumpkin Spice Latte, launched even earlier this year. What did this mean for Starbucks visits?

By Tali Rozenman on September 19, 2019