As brick and mortar brands face a future of unprecedented competition, changing consumer behavior and cost pressures, they find themselves at a crossroads: Will they choose the right path to retail success, or fall behind on the journey?
It’s no secret that good site selection strategy is part art and part science. Since the early days of GIS and mapping software, brokers have been watching the technology evolve and trying to learn how to best leverage tech tools to better serve their clients.
Sci-fi depictions of artificial intelligence in Hollywood are everywhere, from the futuristic fantasies of 2001’s A.I., about a child-robot, and 2014’s Ex-Machina, about a humanoid A.I-enabled robot, to the classic A.I.-is-evil flick, 1984’s Terminator. With these sometimes frightening visions of autonomous machines taking over the world, it’s no wonder that many people find the [...]
Chapter 1: Developing a market plan is critical to building a strong foundation. Chapter 2: Aligning Site Acquisition with the Market Plan. Chapter 3: How to Optimize New Development without Cannibalizing Existing Stores.
Help your organization make informed location-based decisions with highly specialized data and insight. In today’s competitive retail landscape, companies are using the latest data and analytics tools for nearly every aspect of their business, from sales and marketing to operations and supply chain. At the same time, choosing the right location has become a more essential decision [...]
A guide for organizations at every stage: Predictive modeling to help organizations evaluate and select the right sites is poised to transform location-based decision-making.
But are the latest in predictive intelligence tools right for you, right now?
Download this resource and learn how the latest location-based modeling puts you in complete control for site success. We cover the four things legacy models lack, modern-day machine learning, how to go from reactive to proactive decision-making,. and traditional vs. today’s models
How to select better sites with data. Can you name the nine U.S. cities with the highest quality of life? If you’re like most people, that's a tough question to answer quickly. Sure, you can guess, but you’re working with what limited information you have at first recall. Now, how would you feel if we asked you to compete against someone in that memory recall game if they had [...]
In many ways, technology has leveled the playing field between companies and their consultants, and has blurred the lines between insourcing and outsourcing. If a company uses in-house software created by a third party, is that outsourcing? And if a consulting firm builds and maintains a proprietary system for a company, is that still insourcing? And which route offers the best [...]
Did you miss “Man vs. Machine” at this year’s Restaurant Leadership Conference? In case you did, we’ve put this video recap together, filled with golden nuggets from the industry’s best. That includes leaders from INRIX, Restaurant Magic, Epson, and SiteZeus.
Today’s consumers expect the same level of simplicity for online retail, as they do for dinner. As a result, food delivery services have exploded in popularity and have now grown large enough to impact the industry that they serve…
While technology seems to shrink objects over time, it super-sizes their performance. Once room-sized, computers have now folded up into our briefcases. Telephones have dwindled into tiny pocket-sized mirrors. And business intelligence analytics? Analytics have been shrunk, packaged, and made affordable to even the most spendthrift sole-proprietors…
How to make cents of it all. We’ve all freely tossed around the term, “data is king,” but do we truly understand it? For many, there’s a gaping gulf between using the term and utilizing it to turn a profit. Profit is, after all, the primary objective of collecting and using data. Data is the foundation to insight, and insights give us mastery over the world around us. This is true [...]
Are site expansion targets an illusion?
It’s hard to say precisely how many multi-unit retailers fall behind on their 10, 20, 50, or 100-unit growth targets each year, but it’s probably fair to say that it’s quite a lot. All savvy business owners set a high bar for themselves and yet no matter how diligently they run the numbers, development always seems to lag 25-50% behind of [...]
The 21st century is upon us, and it’s here sooner the you imagined: Real estate site selection just took a huge leap into the future, and you might have missed it: Artificial intelligence is taking over the industry.
Up until now, the commercial real estate industry hasn’t adopted new technology as well as others have. Even stodgy insurance companies now use big-data modeling [...]
Has ecommerce gobbled up brick and mortar? To answer that, let’s start with a brief history. EBay exploded onto the scene in a big way in the
nineties and shattered some very long-held beliefs: Would people trust online commerce? You bet they would...
Check out our newest resource for restaurateurs: Which site is taking a bite out of your revenues? Remember that special entree that you decided to stop serving last summer? The one that made all of the cooks groan and which all the servers decried because they had to use a tray to carry it out?…
You have unlimited possibilities and information to consider and you’ll save yourself a lot of heartache (let’s not even talk about the money) if you start out with the right tools and asking the right questions! Here are some of our favorites, drawn from decades of experience…