Placer Bites: Boot Barn Expands, Starbucks Cold Brew

We’ve become accustomed to news about retailers closing their brick-and-mortar stores, and shifting their focus to online sales. But Boot Barn is taking a different approach, as they look to nearly double their offline footprint in the near future.

Seeing as this goes against the “retail apocalypse” narrative, we dug into our data to analyze this strategic move.

By Jocelyn Bauer on December 16, 2019

Subway’s Woes?

There are concerns that Subway’s growth strategy may be impacting the company’s ability to grow. In the last two years, the brand has shuttered nearly 1,000 locations each year. One of the primary complaints is that the push to expand too quickly has led to an overabundance of stores and shrinking sales and success on […]

By Ethan Chernofsky on October 29, 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

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

A Tale of Two Deals – Chick-fil-A & McDonald’s

The King of Fast Food and the rising powerhouse squared off with summer deals. How did both brands fare? We dove into the location analytics to find out.

By Ethan Chernofsky on August 28, 2019

The Chicken Wars Victor & The Key Takeaway

The Chicken Wars pitted two top QSR brands against each other, but who came out on top? And does this battle have a future?

By Ethan Chernofsky on August 26, 2019