Old Navy Sets Sail on Expansion Plan

Old Navy is embarking on an aggressive expansion push. Does that data support the move? What are the keys risks to avoid?

By Ethan Chernofsky on October 1, 2019

Placer Bites: Sam’s Club & Gordmans

Join the Club? There may be a myriad of reasons why Sam’s Club is rebounding, but the strength should be seen as anything but a given following the company’s precarious situation in early 2018. The company’s Q2 earnings highlighted strong same-store growth, but digging into the data shows that the best may be yet to […]

By Ethan Chernofsky on September 30, 2019

Pushing Into Health

One of the critical themes that will determine offline retail success in the coming years will be the capacity to maximize physical locations. That will obviously place a huge emphasis on site selections, store formats, localized approaches to store stocking and more. But an important piece of this puzzle will center around the ability to […]

By Ethan Chernofsky on September 26, 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

Placer Bites: Game on for GameStop & Best Buy’s Future

In this week’s Placer Bites we dive into two consumer electronics brands that have been taking some heat. But could there be sparks of something more?

By Ethan Chernofsky on September 23, 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

Back to School 2019 Recap

The Back-to-School season can be a make-or-break for many retailers. We dug into the location analytics to see how Staples, Office Depot, Target and Walmart performed in 2019.

By Ethan Chernofsky on September 17, 2019

Placer Bites: Vegan Nuggets & A Check-in On Lululemon

Our first ever Placer Bites – a weekly round up of quick hitter stories that got us excited. This week featuring KFC’s chicken-less nuggets and a Lululemon update.

By Ethan Chernofsky on September 16, 2019

Data Deep Dive: The Unlikely Winners of the Chicken Wars

Did Popeyes rekindle America’s love of chicken? We dug into location analytics to see who benefitted from the Chicken War craze.

By Zohar Bar-Yehuda on September 12, 2019

Nike Surging

Nike had a rough August, but does there location data indicate a strong quarter?

By Ethan Chernofsky on September 10, 2019

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