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?

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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?

Starbucks Spicing Summer Up

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

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.