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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 ...

Placer Bites: Turkey Wednesday 2019, Popeyes v. Chick-Fil-A and More

Late last month, we stumbled upon the retail craze that is Turkey Wednesday, the grocery sector’s answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But is a holiday really a thing if it doesn’t repeat? Of course not. So we dove back into the data to see if Turkey Wednesday truly is a thing. Sneak Peak ...

Black Friday 2019

According to several reports, Black Friday 2019 offline traffic was down compared to recent years. Yet, the picture is much more complex than any overarching number. To help provide more clarity we dug into Black Friday foot traffic data and found that the results were incredibly mixed, with several brands seeing major boons while others ...

Q3 Retail Index – Apparel

With widespread concerns that the Back-to-School season would underperform, a prime target for a rough quarter was the Apparel sector. Yet, looking back at eleven of the top players in offline apparel showed a very different story. Widespread Growth When analyzing eleven of the top players in the space, ten saw growth from Q2 to ...

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 ...

The World Series and Why It Matters For Retail Real Estate

It may not come as a shock that a huge event like the Major League Baseball World Series will have a significant impact on the surrounding area. But what are the actual changes? What might this mean for brands? These are all questions that rarely get answered. So we decided to dive into the data ...

Placer Bites: Dicks, Best Buy, and Old Navy

This week, we’re analyzing two of the most interesting retailers - Best Buy and Dick’s Sporting Goods - and taking a look at Old Navy ahead of their ‘will they, won’t they’ spinoff. Growing Visits for Dick’s Sporting Goods When looking at Dick’s traffic in 2019, we can already see a 4.5% increase in traffic ...